Baseball is America’s pastime and should be enjoyed by everyone, including children with special needs.
That has been the thrust of Long Island Challenger Baseball since it was established in 1989 -- to give physically and mentally challenged children from across the island the opportunity to play baseball in an environment structed to their abilities.
And those abilities will be on display at the Long Island Challenger Baseball Jamboree at John J. Burns Park on Merrick Road in Massapequa, Sunday Oct. 13. The special event will bring together challenger teams from through the island and outside of the state.
The founders of the Long Island’s Fight for Charity will host a Boxer Matchup Cocktail Reception on Monday, October 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Carlyle At The Palace, in Plainview to announce the boxer matchups for this year’s 10th Main Event.
Massapequa’s Robert “The Tax Reducer” Renda is one of more than 20 volunteer boxers from the business community who will gather with committee members, sponsors and fans to meet, network and learn who the boxers’ opponents will be in November. Robert Renda is an associate in the Tax Certiorari Department at Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP in Uniondale.
The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association announced that its former president, former Massapequa resident Peter Masotto, will be inducted into the Region 1 Hall of Fame on October 19 in Portland, Maine.
This is the fourth Hall of Fame that Masotto is being inducted into, having previously become a member of the Hall of Fame of Eastern New York (1998), the Long Island Junior Soccer League (1999) and the East Hudson Youth Soccer League (2004). In addition, he received the rare double honor of being selected a Life Member of both Eastern New York and US Soccer in the same year (2006).
Councilman Chris J. Coschignano announced that registration for the Town of Oyster Bay Youth Ice Hockey Program will take place on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Wednesday, October 9 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage.
Following those dates, registration will continue in the Recreation office at Town Hall South, located at 977 Hicksville Rd. in Massapequa, from Oct. 10 through 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Massapequa varsity football team began its 2013 season, September 12 against Freeport. Despite Freeport’s poor record last season, the Chiefs prepared for Freeport the same as any other team.
“They have something to prove this year,” said Massapequa head coach Kevin Shippos in regards to Freeport. “We’re not taking them lightly.”
The onset of shorter days and the opening of school signals not only the approach of fall, but also the start of football season. Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto (back row 2nd from right) along with Councilman Joseph Pinto (4th from left), Councilwoman Michele Johnson (5th from left) and Town Clerk James Altadonna Jr. (right) were on hand as the Plainedge Bobcats kicked off their fall season. Supervisor Venditto and the Town Board members wished the young football players well as they embarked on a new season and also extended best wishes to the coaches who will instill in their players a sense of teamwork, responsibility, dedication and enjoyment of the game. Also pictured (left to right) are Plainedge Superintendent of Schools Edward Salina Jr., Plainedge School Board Vice-President Douglas Pascarella, Plainedge Board of Education Trustee Mary Lowe, Coach Corey Hill, District Court Judge Rhonda Fischer and Plainedge Board of Education Trustee Catherine Flanagan.
The Farmingdale Devils U9 baseball team continued their successful summer season by capturing the championship in the Plainedge Baseball Summer Tournament. The Devils went 8-0 in the regular season, including tough wins over the
Farmingdale Greendogs and the the Bethpage Eagles.
In the playoffs the Devils defeated th Greendogs 15-5 and move on to face the Shelter Rock Redman. The Redman also went undefeated in the regular season. After falling behind by two in the top of the first the Devils responded quickly.
The hills of Oyster Bay are calling you.
Runners and walkers from the Massapequas are cordially invited to come to Oyster Bay on Saturday, October 19 and accept the challenge of the Oyster Bay Town Supervisor’s 5 Kilometer Run.
Starting at 9 a.m., the Run will be a great way to kick of Oyster Festival weekend.
Massapequa athletes scored in the near-perfect weather of the 26th annual Runner’s Edge Town of Oyster Bay triathlon August 24.
The top finisher from the Massapequas was 33-year-old Brendan Mims of Massapequa, who scored in 6th place overall with a time of 1 hour, 41 seconds.
The Hicksville Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Long Island Running Club collaborated on what turned out to be one of the highlights of the Long Island running and racing summer — the inaugural Discover Hicksville 5 Kilometer Run on Saturday, August 17.
Starting and finishing at Cantiague Park, more than 200 runners enjoyed a great race through the streets of northwest Hicksville, and a terrific post-race barbecue. Fifty-five youngsters took part in the 1/4 mile Fun Run that preceded the main event.
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