Congratulations to the Eighth Grade St Ignatius Cardinals, who put together an incredible spring, going 9-0 during the regular season. To remain undefeated despite scheduling conflicts, school exams and injuries is an incredible testament to the player’s determination, dedication and desire to play. In addition, the Cardinals were awarded CYO’s highest honor as they were chosen by their opposing coaches to receive the Sportsmanship Award. Winning such a distinguished award in a season filled with so much success was a tremendous honor and proved that — contrary to that famous baseball adage — nice guys do finish first.
On Aug. 28 the Underdogs Softball team will be hosting the Second Annual Richard Greene Memorial Softball Game and Fundraiser on what would have been Richard’s 25th birthday. Come down and share in the memory of a son, brother, cousin and close friend that the world lost too soon.
The game will be played at 6 p.m. on Field D at Hicksville’s Cantiague Park (490 West John Street). There will be various raffles with the proceeds benefiting the Ricky Greene Scholarship Fund and there will be a special appearance by Long Island Ducks mascot QuackerJack (the 28th only from 6 to 8 p.m.). The rain date for the event will be Sept. 4 (same time and location).
Another record-breaking field of 392 runners and walkers crossed the finish line at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School at the 7th annual Heart & Sole 5 Kilometer Run on Sunday morning, July 11. It was the second year in a row that the number of finishers for this event broke the race record.
The #1 ranked golfer on the LPGA Tour will be making an appearance here on Long Island for a cause that has great personal importance to her.
Cristie Kerr will be the keynote speaker at the American Cancer Society’s Babe Zaharias luncheon being held on July 14 at the Glen Oaks Country Club in Old Westbury. Kerr is a crowd favorite who started playing golf when she was 8 years old. She just completed a stunning 12-stroke victory at the season’s second major with a closing round of 66 at Locust Hill. She has also become a leader in the fight against breast cancer, a matter of personal importance since her mother Linda was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003. In addition, Cristie’s aunt and godmother all had breast cancer.
The 32nd annual Jones Beach Volleyball Tournament, sponsored by Citibank and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, will be held on Saturday, July 17. The rain date is Sunday, July 18.
On Monday, July 19, the Marty Lyons Foundation will host its 25th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic at the Old Westbury Golf and Country Club. Brothers Mike Ryan, president of The LandTek Group and Ed Ryan, vice president of The LandTek Group, will be honored at the event as the 2010 Men of the Year. The LandTek Group, the foremost leader in athletic field and golf course construction, is the corporate sponsor of the fundraising event. Golf-outing registration and brunch will be 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., and the cocktail and dinner reception will be at 5:30 p.m.
Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Services, Inc. will host its 11th annual Golf Outing on Monday, July 19 at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course, Woodbury.
This outing serves as Central Nassau’s largest fundraiser, which helps the agency offer a lifeline of hope to individuals and families struggling with substance abuse and/or mental health issues. The outing will feature lunch at noon and a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start followed by a reception and dinner.
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