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Spring Sports Program At The Boys & Girls Club

The new “Spring Sports” season will be instructed by Jamar West, who is an instructor at the Boys & Girls Club of Oyster Bay-East Norwich, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in sports management. Three separate sports programs will be running for six-week sessions beginning this month.

“The Team Challenge Course” will encourage members to work together as a group, think creatively, and collaborate in unique ways to overcome obstacles. Members are guaranteed a good time while also learning about the importance of communication, leadership, trust, and team-building. Classes will be held Mondays, from May 12 through June 23, for members in grades K-6. There will be no session on May 26.

“Fitness Boot Camp” is all about partner work and fun, fitness activities geared towards helping members increase their speed, power, agility, balance, coordinator, and mental strength. Workouts will be varied so that children of any fitness can participate and have fun. Classes will be held Tuesdays, from May 13 through June 17, for members in grades 3-8.  

“Mini-Olympics” will bring members together for a fun and competitive outing. Mini-athletes will participate in a variety of rewarding and fun Olympic-style games utilizing exciting sports equipment. This program promises lots of laughs and a competitive spirit. Not all the games are skills-based, so all members will be given a chance to succeed. Classes will be held on Thursdays, May 15 through June 19, for members in grades K-2.

Registration is ongoing at the clubhouse. Each class will be held at the Clubhouse located at One Pine Hollow Rd. in Oyster Bay. The registration fee for each program is $25.

Registrants for athletic programs must have a current club membership. The membership fee is $40 and is valid through May 31, 2015. Once registration fees are paid, there will be no refunds for cancellation, withdrawals or termination.

For information about Boys & Girls Club activities, contact Shelby Hintz, social recreation coordinator at 516-922-9285, ext. 12, or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Check out www.bgcoben.org or find the club on Facebook and become a fan.

News

Driving rain and an early start time did not deter 600 people who arrived at Crest Hollow Country Club recently to celebrate the Women’s Fund of Long Island’s 20th year and to honor four exceptional women.

The breakfast started with a meet and greet and a chance to showcase Women’s Fund contest winner Patti Hogarty, designer of “Women as Bamboo.” Inspired by her neighbor’s bamboo, she entered the contest drawing a design of the bamboo, which Ambalu Jewelers of Roslyn then turned into various pendants of which 40-percent of the profits would go to WFLI. Hogarty wrote a short essay comparing women to bamboo in that they are strong and can weather difficult storms, yet remain graceful and continue to grow sending out new shoots.

Oyster Bay High School Principal Dr. Dennis O’Hara addressed the board of education at Tuesday night’s meeting about offering a summer school program at the high school. It would be the first time the district had a summer school program in more than 12 years.

Dr. O’Hara explained that with the institution of the Common Core state standards, students are faced with a greater level of academic rigor and more challenging coursework. The program would offer remedial and enrichment classes for students both in and out of district.


Sports

In the history of Oyster Bay High School athletics, no one has ever won a Girls’ Tennis New York State Championship. Celeste Matute and Courtney Kowalsky became the first when they won the 2014 New York State Doubles Championship in Latham on Nov. 3. What makes this tremendous achievement even more remarkable is that Matute is a junior and Kowalsky is a sophomore.

The girls, who are usually singles players, teamed up to take on the very best players in Nassau County and New York State. They won all 10 matches in the section XIII and NYSPHSAA tournaments and left Latham as the 2014 New York State doubles champions.

The conditions were as fierce as the competition earlier this month at Oakcliff Sailing’s Halloween Invitational.

Ten teams from the U.S., Canada and Bermuda battled 30-knot-plus winds, heavy rain and biting cold to see who would take top honors at Oakcliff’s final match racing event of the 2014 season.


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