Friday, 09 July 2010 00:00
Children that attend The Hagedorn Little Village School, Jack Joel Center for Special Children (HLVS) in Seaford/Massapequa participated in the Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged, played at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow June 3 – 5. Students from HLVS entered the competition on Friday, June 4. The Games for the Physically Challenged offers competition in a variety of adapted sports, plus fitness for young people with physical challenges.
This was the 26th year of competition for the Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged. The athletes ages 5-21 came from throughout Long Island for the three days of events. There was a colorful parade on the track that circled the playing field with the athletes displaying their banners, an opening ceremony that included the introduction of elected officials, representatives from community organizations, the Pledge of Allegiance and the national anthem. The three days of events attracted overflow crowds of the athletes’ parents and the young athletes’ friends and neighbors.
The Hagedorn Little Village School’s Research & Development Center, Inc. hosted the 19th annual Hagedorn Little Village Golf Classic June 7 at the Tam O’Shanter Club in Brookville. The day’s outing was a huge success.
The full day of fun and sport began with a full breakfast, shotgun start, snacks and beverages throughout the day, cocktail reception, and lavish buffet capped off with prizes, raffles and auction. A special thank you goes to MasterCard Worldwide for their grand sponsorship and never ending support throughout the years. The Hagedorn Little Village School, Jack Joel Center for Special Children is a member agency of the United Way. To find out more about the HLVS call 520-6000.