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Levittowners Step In the Ring

Organizers with the Long Island Fight for Charity recently held a special “Final Call for Boxers and Boxer Announcement” reception, welcoming nearly 200 boxers, sponsors, supporters, committee members, volunteers, families and fans as well as business, nonprofit and other community leaders, who were anxious to hear the names of this year’s fighters. 

 

During the reception, this year’s competitors were introduced for the first time. The list included Stefan “Lights Out” Borovina and Mell “The Kid” Goldman of Levittown. 

 

The 11th Long Island Fight for Charity scheduled for Monday, November 24 is expected to attract more than 1,200 people and raise more than $200,000 for local charitable organizations.  To date $850,000 has been donated to Long Island charities. The Final Call reception was the last call for men and women to get involved in this unique marketing experience that benefits the Long Island Community Chest,

The Genesis School and the National Foundation for Human Potential, and other not-for-profits.

 

“We are looking forward to the November’s Fight for Charity Main Event and expect it to be a huge fundraising success,” said Fight for Charity Co-Founder Matt Silver. “This event is one of a series of events leading up to the big night that the Long Island business community is supporting. Once again, Victor Scotto and Scotto Brothers have demonstrated their support of our mission by sponsoring this event at the Chateau Briand, the perfect place for introducing the 2014 boxers and the individuals who will be working to make the 11th Fight for Charity a memorable night and a fundraising success.” 

 

For more information on participants, sponsors and tickets, visit Long Island Fight for Charity online at lifightforcharity.org. 

News

Residents are in a fervor over Nassau County’s recent decision to remove 176 oak trees along a mile-and-a-half stretch of Seaman’s Neck Road.

 

“It’s outrageous,” said local resident Lee Gardner. “It changed the entire landscape.”

 

Like most of her neighbors, Gardner said she was shocked, since the county did not notify residents. 

Nassau County drivers are up in arms due to the recent implementation of school zone speed cameras, which have issued numerous violations since they were installed just weeks ago. The source of residents beef with the county’s speed cameras stems from the cameras issuing speed violations even when school wasn’t in session.

 

Director of Nassau County Traffic Safety Chris Mistron said that while some residents were taken by surprise, summer school hours are still considered a violation period. 


Sports

Cantiague Park Senior Men’s Golf League had its fourth tournament on Thursday Aug. 7. We had 33 golfers and a record 8  who scored under 40.  Low overall score was won by newcomer Ed Hyne with an impressive 33, his second low net in a row. Charlie Acerra scored a solid 35, and won low overall net with a 26; his best score in 4 years.

 

Competition on the nine-hole course is divided into two divisions. Flight A is for players with a handicap of 13 or lower. Flight B is for players with a handicap of 14 or more.  The league is a 100 % handicap league. Any man 55 years or older is eligible for membership. We have many openings for this year, and you can sign up anytime throughout the the season. The league meets every Thursday at 7:30 a.m., but the formal tournament dates are only the first and third Thursday of the month through late October. We will have a final luncheon with prizes on our last meeting.

Golfer Annie Park, 19, of Levittown came close at the U.S. Women’s Amateur tourney, but missed the cut, finishing at 149, 9 strokes over par and just one stroke away from the match-play cut-off. 

 

“I couldn’t make any putts, so then I had more pressure into my shots to get it closer,” Park said, “but obviously that’s not going to work.”


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