Erin Connolly and Ryan Keenan have been selected as Outstanding Physical Education students by the Wheatley School Physical Education Department.
Connolly and Keenan were recently honored at an awards banquet held at the Crest Hollow Country Club. The Nassau Zone of the New York State Association sponsors the awards program for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.
The SUNY Old Westbury Panthers had a fantastic 2012 season on the baseball diamond—finishing with a record of 30-12—but will be receiving a significant boost by adding Lou Bernardi to the coaching staff as the pitching coach.
“The team had a great deal of success last season, but we’re looking to build on that,” said Bernardi. “I’m looking to instill a good work ethic, and I feel I can help that beginning with their off-season throwing program.”
The New Hyde Park native has had extensive success on the mound. He finished his collegiate career at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) in 2010 as the program’s leader in appearances (67), and led the team in saves in 2008 with three.
Two major programs to prepare runners for the 2013 Long Island Marathon/Half Marathon/10 Kilometer Runs are getting started within the next few weeks, and anyone thinking about doing one of these events on the big day, May 5, 2013, can sign up.
The 3rd annual RunSmart Training Program kicks off at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration on Saturday, Jan. 26. It will be the first of a series of training sessions for runners of all levels of ability that will be held on one day every weekend for 14 weeks through April 27.
Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano welcomed and thanked staff from the Y.H. Park Taekwondo Academy this week as they presented a check for $3,500 to Andrew Malekoff, executive director of the North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center for program support.
Y.H. Park Taekwondo Academy, located in Levittown, hosted the annual New York Open Taekwondo Championships/Korean Cultural Festival this year and donated proceeds from the admission to the non-profit North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center located in Roslyn Heights.
North Shore is a not-for-profit children’s mental health agency on Long Island and leads the way in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, training, parent education, research and advocacy. They are dedicated to restoring and strengthening the emotional well being of children and families.
The foundation for character building and success starts at home. The schools and role models that impact your child’s life assist in reinforcing the aspirations that you have for your child’s development and future.
Karatatot, which is a unique program offered by Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park, is a combination of exercise and karate in a format specifically designed for children ages 4½ and up. In a fun filled and nurturing setting your children learn concentration, discipline, respect, as well as an understanding of self defense at his or her own level.
Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park received belt promotions after successfully completing a series of extensive exams.
“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 Charles Water, owner and director of the school. “The studio teaches students how to defend themselves responsibly while instilling self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for others.”
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 1/2 to 6 years old.
At the Kellenberg High School Athletic Awards Banquet this past month, Mineola’s own Michael Patalano won the Bernie Ward Commitment Award for his hard work this past season on the High School JV Football Team. Patalano is a product of the Mineola PAL Chiefs Organization where he played both football and lacrosse. His Mineola Chiefs Football Coach Tim O’Connell said, “I coached Mike five years in football for the Chiefs and his hard work and commitment as a young player was an inspiration to his teammates.”
The Mineola Physical Education Department congratulated Erica Cunha and Fred Lang on receiving the 2012 Physical Education Student of the Year Award. Both Cunha and Lang were selected as award recipients based on their achievements in school as students, athletes, volunteers and leaders.
Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman and Councilwoman Lee Seeman joined forces with State Senator Jack Martin and Nassau County Legislator Richard Nicolello last week to break ground on a long-awaited reconstruction project to restore the New Hyde Park Police Athletic League clubhouse to its former glory.
The kickoff of the renovation project, which was also attended by PAL officials, Nassau County Police Officer Kevin Worth, and Sgt. Doug Kenah, heralded the start of a project that had been hampered by a lack of funds and had consequently languished for over seven years.
According to observers, soccer is poised to rival basketball, football and baseball in popularity in the U.S., and with that in mind, Supervisor Jon Kaiman and the North Hempstead Town Board announced the unveiling of an Italian-run youth developmental training and exchange program involving the world’s most celebrated sport.
The goal of the Italian Soccer Training Program (ISTEP) is to foster the development of U.S. youth soccer players and programs, starting on Long Island, and establish a player exchange program for Italian and American youth players.
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