Mineola residents have been enjoying all that the community has to offer this summer, particularly the John S. DaVanzo Community Pool. Many residents are enjoying the cool water, the exciting events, and the perfect swimming conditions.
The teenagers at Charles Water Karate & Fitness in Williston Park, meet at the school every two weeks to organize events. They also plan on ways to contribute by raising money and/or by doing random acts of kindness.
The Teen Club ran the walkathon which involved all students, their families and friends. Each lap netted a $5 donation to the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation. The club raised over $300.
Mineola residents took advantage of the John S. DaVanzo Community Pool during a recent early-season heat wave and dived headfirst into summer. Ninety-plus degree heat and humidity made for perfect swimming conditions as residents sought relief at our pristine community pool.
The miniature-golf course and outdoor batting cage at Eisenhower Park are now operating under longer summer hours. The batting cage opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 9 p.m., with last tokens sold at 8:30 p.m., while the mini-golf course opens at 10 a.m. and sells the last round of golf at 9 p.m.
From July 6 to July 10, the “Greater New York Sandlot Baseball Classic” will take place, matching thirty of the metro area’s best 18-year-old baseball players in a five-game tournament against Team USA Baseball’s 18U National Team in locations throughout the New York area. The event will be sponsored by the New York Mets, among others, and has historic roots and alumni such as greats like Manny Ramirez, Al Kaline and Joe Torre.
Mineola resident Mike Martin has recently been named to the team after rigorous try-outs throughout the past month. From 7,500 eligible players, 240 were selected. That group was cut down to 50 two weeks ago and now completed the roster with 30.
On Monday, July 19, the Marty Lyons Foundation will host its 25th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic at the Old Westbury Golf and Country Club. Brothers Mike Ryan, president of The LandTek Group and Ed Ryan, vice president of The LandTek Group, will be honored at the event as the 2010 Men of the Year. The LandTek Group, the foremost leader in athletic field and golf course construction, is the corporate sponsor of the fundraising event. Golf-outing registration and brunch will be 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., and the cocktail and dinner reception will be at 5:30 p.m.
Students at Charles Water and Fitness in Williston Park completed a series of extensive exams to receive belt promotions. Congratulations to the following students:
Centre Island Beach in Bayville will be the place to be for summer fun when the American Red Cross in Nassau County celebrates its 21st Annual Swim-A-Cross, Saturday, July 24, with a huge family-friendly party on the beach.
Two 8-0 teams in the third-grade Mineola Chiefs and third-grade Belmore Braves faced off at the Lacrosse Jamboree held at Farmingdale College on June 13. It could have gone either way but ended in a 12-9 Chiefs victory as Mineola captured its first ever championship.
The 2009 – 2010 athletic season brought great success and pride to the Mineola community. A tremendous amount of credit is due to the athletes and coaches who dedicated themselves throughout the year. This year our program captured five conference championships and one Division II County Championship in wrestling and a boys Class A Spring Track County Championship.
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