On April 30, Martial Arts America in Hicksville hosted its annual Black Belt Extravaganza at SUNY Old Westbury’s McGuire Theater. A total of 26 black belts were honored in a Traditional Fire and Water Black Belt Ceremony. The parents and spouses of the new black belts were part of the ceremony as well. The extravaganza was a showcase for all the black belts to demonstrate their proficiency in various aspects of their training, along with over 200 other students of the school graduating to their next belt level from age 4- to 64-years old. There were over 500 spectators on hand to see the event.
On Saturday June 12, the FDNY is sponsoring the second annual Tommy O Memorial 5k Run/Walk. This event honors the memory of Tommy Orlando, a NYC firefighter who died tragically on Dec. 4, 2008. Tommy was a community activist and very involved in youth sports in Hicksville.
The race will be held at Wantagh Park, rain or shine. On site registration begins at 10 am and the race will start at 11 am. All race participants will receive a T-shirt. Refreshments will be served following the race.
Despite the rain, more than 300 participants rallied together in support of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County’s Healthy Living initiative at the Inaugural “Girls Go the Distance” Walkathon on April 25 at Jones Beach.
“We commend our walk participants for braving the elements and coming out to walk with us!” said Donna Ceravolo, executive director of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County. “We cannot thank our sponsors, volunteers, board members, walk attendees and local community enough for their support of our organization and our Healthy Living initiative. Hopefully next year we’ll have less rain and more sunshine!”
In August 2009 the Underdogs softball team held a memorial softball game for Richard Greene who passed away in a house fire last July. This year they are doing it again. A second game will be held on Aug. 28, which would have been Richard’s 25th birthday, at Cantiague Park (Field D).
Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS), Long Island’s leading non-profit resource on the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and provider of bully prevention and child safety education, will host its 12th annual golf outing benefit on Monday, June 14 at The Muttontown Country Club in East Norwich.
Central Nassau Guidance & Counseling Services, Inc. will hold its 18th annual 5K Runday on Saturday, May 29, which will take place at 950 South Oyster Bay Road, Hicksville.
Whether you are a runner or not, you can get involved and help rebuild someone’s life! Already, nearly $6,000 has been received but the community’s help is needed to reach this year’s goal of $25,000 in donations and sponsorships.
On Tuesday, June 1, St. Ignatius Loyola will host its 13th Annual Golf Classic at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course. The cost for an individual is $185 and will begin with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Included in the price is 18 holes of golf, the use of an electric golf cart, goodie bags and prizes, and a full barbecue lunch at noon. At the conclusion of the round of golf, a cocktail party and dinner will follow at The Woodlands, located on the golf course property.
Runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes from all over Long Island are invited to join the investment firm of David Lerner Associates and the Greater Long Island Running Club for the 19th annual David Lerner Associates Long Island Police Appreciation 5 Kilometer Run, to be held on Thursday evening, June 10, at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.
The Hicksville Football Association Board of Directors are looking forward to seeing returning members and also welcoming new ones.
The Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums will host its first annual Mixed Couples Twilight Golf Tournament at its four nine-hole courses in June and July.
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