Y.H. Park TKD, will be hosting the 2011 New York Open Championships Korean Cultural Festival on Saturday Oct. 22 at the Chaminade High School Athletic Center, 311 Jericho Turnpike in Mineola. The event kicks off at 9 a.m.
The tournament will consist of competitive sparring, board breaking and forms as well as a Team Demo Competitions. Modern electronic scoring will be used for all competitors and one ring will feature Olympic style scoring. Highlighting this year’s event will be the Goodwill Exhibition Games between the national level team from New York facing off against rival Los Angeles.
Teams representing Mercy Medical Center finished first among all hospital competitors at the annual Marcum Workplace Challenge charity run/walk.
The July 26 event at Jones Beach State Park drew participants from nearly 7,000 competitors representing 200 companies, nonprofits and governmental agencies.
On Saturday, Aug. 13, the Mineola Summer Baseball 9/10U team player’s and their families joined for a season celebration barbeque and awards ceremony at Wilson Park in Mineola. The Knights of Columbus Council #2502, in a show of community togetherness and support, invited the Mineola team to join them at their annual family barbeque and it was an absolute home run.
Both organizations socialized, enjoying burgers, hot dogs, summer salads and ice cream, providing yet another example of the Mineola Spirit that makes this community such a special place to live and raise a family.
The Hurricanes completed a first Place Regular Season (13-3) with a doubleheader sweep of the Hauppauge Eagles to win the championship. Congratulations to Daniel Braster, Andrew Conti, Christian Diaz, Nick Dos Santos, Jack Dwyer, Robert Egan, Kevin Lavrado, Phil LaPierre, Anthony Pedretti, Anthony Raziano and Chis Wiercinski. Managed by Kevin Braster and tireless assistant coaches Sal Raziano, Larry Egan and Dave Dwyer.
On Thursday, Aug. 11, the Mineola Summer Baseball 9/10U baseball team hosted Garden City at the Jackson Avenue School in Mineola. As has been the case in the summer league, Mineola scheduled several players to pitch. Mineola utilized seven pitchers; Eddie Pardo, Ryan Duffy, Wil Gilberg, Patrick Solosky, Kieran O’Gara, Kevin Roach and Kenny Solosky. The Mineola pitchers kept the Garden City hitter’s off-balance and the outcome of the game was never in serious doubt.
The Mineola bats came to life early with a 5 run first inning. Garden City got into an early jam by loading the bases by issuing a walk to Patrick Solosky, a single to Wil Gilberg and another walk to Kenny Solosky. Kevin Roach then drove in a run with a single.
On Tuesday, Aug. 2, the Mineola 9/10U Summer Baseball Team squared off against an undefeated Manhasset team at the Willis Avenue baseball field complex in Mineola. The Mineola team got off to a fast start putting up three runs in the first two innings and holding Manhasset scoreless.
In the third and fourth innings, Mineola pitchers “lost the plate” and walks hurt the team. Manhasset was able to work out some walks and then got key hits.
Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness in Williston Park participated in the studio’s 29th Black Belt testing cycle. “Our goal at Charles Water’s Karate & Fitness is to facilitate mental growth, enabling our students to reach their highest potential as human beings,” says founder of the Black Belt Success System Charles Water, owner and director of the school. “Our studio teaches students how to defend themselves responsibly while instilling self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for others.”
Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness in Williston Park last week participated in the studios 29th Black Belt graduation.
Charles Water’s Karate & Fitness is a full time, professional martial arts school, with classes for children, adults and teenagers. The school is the only one on Long Island that also offers Karatatot, the only program specifically designed for children 4 ½ to 6 years of age.
Nassau County’s top public officials gathered recently at Mitchell Field in Uniondale to support a new annual event dedicated to the celebration of soccer in the county. Hosted by County Executive Edward Mangano and joined by County Comptroller George Maragos, County Legislator Richard Nicolello, and New York State Senator Jack Martins, the Nassau County Executive Cup gave 40 resident high school student athletes the opportunity to play in a professional atmosphere in front of over 30 tri-state college scouts.
On Tuesday, July 19, on another very hot and humid evening, the Mineola 9/10U baseball team marched on to their third straight win this summer season in dramatic fashion winning against New Hyde Park, 11-8. Once again, the “boys of summer” won in extra innings.
The Mineola 9/10U baseball team played New Hyde Park tough. Utilizing the “total team” strategy, Mineola utilized five pitchers to secure the victory. In a game that saw the lead switch several times, the Mineola players fought back all evening resulting in the extra inning win.
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