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Mercury Club Receives Check For Track Team

On April 26, the Greater Long Island Running Club presented a check for $5,000 to the Mercury Club — a parent booster club for Cross Country, Winter and Spring Track and Field teams at MacArthur High School. The money will be used to help the district finance the purchase of a steeple pit for the track team. Pictured (l-r): Coach Jamie SanFilippo, Levittown School Board Trustee Mike Pappas, Hempstead Town Councilman Gary Hudes, Mercury Club Co-Presidents Jeff Archer and Cheryl Clifford, GLIRC President Mike Polansky, Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Levittown

Board of Education President Kevin Regan, Track team captain Kevin Carboy, and Levittown Community Council Co-President Tom Kohlman. In front (l-r): Track team captains Sabrie Moze, Melissa Pierre and Steve Morra.

 

— Submitted by Mercury Club Co-President Cheryl Clifford


News

More than 475 runners from all across Long Island, came together on Aug. 30, for the tenth annual Companions in Courage one-mile run.

 

For Andrea Kopatka, 49, of Levittown, this was her first race in three years. 

 

“I wanted to run this race before I turned 50,” she said. “It was on my bucket list.” 

Over the summer, 13-year-old Zachary Martin of Levittown was named an All-American athlete for his performance on the gridiron, earning him an invitation to the ninth annual Offense-Defense Youth All-American Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

 

Martin, a defensive lineman for the Wisdom Lane Middle School Wildcats, said he was selected among a group of young athletes after attending a rigorous five-day football camp at LIU Post.  


Sports

The National Brain Tumor Society hosts its Long Island Brain Tumor Walk on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Jones Beach State Park, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. Registration is from 8 to 9 a.m. Programs and activities run from 8 a.m. to noon.

Michelle Duffy of Levittown was recently named head coach for the Blue Angels’ cross country program at the College of New Rochelle. 

 

“We are very pleased to have a coach with Michelle’s pedigree take the reins of our cross country program,” said Athletics Director Harold Crocker. “Her success athletically and academically, as well as her ability to mentor and guide young women, makes her the ideal coach for the Blue Angels.”


Calendar

Levittown Board of Ed - September 10

Patriot Day - September 11

Annual Country Fair  - September 13


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