The Rotary Club of Oyster Bay is hosting a local qualifying event for the NFL’s Punt Pass Kick Competition. It is a free competition open to boys and girls aged 6 to 15. The qualifying event will be held at the East Woods School’s Upper Fields on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m.
With picture perfect weather in beautiful Oyster Bay, the 23rd annual Runner’s Edge - TOBAY Triathlon on Sunday, Aug. 26 was perhaps the most successful ever. The sharp contrast between the beautiful weather this year and the need to cancel the 2011 event because of Hurricane Irene makes you think that Mother Nature “owed us one” and repaid the debt in 2012.
Tom Eickelberg of Babylon scored his third consecutive winning performance, crossing the finish line at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in a race record of 54 minutes, 58 seconds – excellent time for this ½ mile swim, 15 kilometer bike and 5 kilometer run.
Country Farms’ Polo at the Park summer polo matches at Bethpage State Park opened on Labor Day will continue on Sundays Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30 and Oct. 7 and 14. Once considered the “game of kings” polo is becoming more popular among competitive sports fans and those seeking casual, local and low-cost entertainment. Gates open at 2 p.m. and matches start at 3 p.m. On Sept. 16, Polo at the Park will have a patriotic theme with special entertainment and activities to honor men and women in the military and veterans.
A new running and walking tradition will be coming to the Hofstra campus on Saturday morning, Sept. 8, as nearly 500 runners, walkers, and wheelchair athletes are expected to join in the fun for the inaugural North Shore-LIJ Orthopaedic (NS-LIJ) Journey 5K and 1K hosted by NS-LIJ’s Orthopaedic Institute.
The athletes will gather at the Hofstra NS-LIJ School of Medicine on Hofstra’s North Campus on the morning of Sept. 8, with the starting horn for the 1K sounding at 8:30 a.m., and the starting horn for the 5K sounding at 9 a.m.
If hours of fishing followed by a tailgate party with hot dogs, beverages, snacks, raffles, awards and prizes sounds like a perfect day to you, then you’ll want to sign up for the 27th Annual Town of Oyster Bay Bluefish Tournament, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 9, according to Councilwoman Beth Faughnan.
The tournament runs from 4:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. “The entrance fee for the tournament, which is open to anglers of all ages, is $25 for town residents and $35 for non-residents. Registration is limited to the first 350 boats.
The Oyster Bay Rockets and the Oyster Bay Tornadoes, boys and girls U17 team’s had the great honor to play in the Schwan’s USA Cup International Tournament in Blaine, Minnesota, July 13-16. This is due to the sponsorship of the Oyster Bay/East Norwich Soccer Club.
Both teams have been together since U10 travel, at that time it was the first year teams could participate in a travel program. Prior to U10 they played in the intramural program in Oyster Bay. Since then they have represented Oyster Bay all over LI. The Tornadoes also participate in tournaments all over the east coast. Traveling west was a first for both teams along with traveling together with another Oyster Bay team.
A letter signed by 447 people was sent to Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, stating:
“We, the undersigned, are in favor of the inclusion of a bicycle lane and sidewalk in the West Shore Road reconstruction plans.
“A walkable shoulder is an unacceptable substitute for a proper bicycle lane and sidewalk, and the absence of a bike lane and sidewalk will unnecessarily endanger pedestrians, cyclists and joggers.”
The hamlet of Oyster Bay will be hosting one of Long Island’s most important and exciting recreational sporting events, the 25th Anniversary Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon, on Sunday, Aug. 26.
The “Tri” will once again start and finish at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park. Fifteen hundred athletes are expected to complete a half-mile swim in Oyster Bay Harbor, followed by a 15-kilometer bike ride through Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove and Laurel Hollow, and finishing up with a 5-kilometer run up to the Planting Fields Arboretum and back to the finish line at Roosevelt Park. The first wave of athletes will enter the water at 7:30 a.m., and the last athlete should cross the finish line well before 11 a.m.
Individuals who haven’t surfed in years due to spinal cord injuries that left them paralyzed will be able to get on to surfboards at Long Beach thanks to an organization called Wheels2Water. Dozens of volunteers are needed to help paralyzed surfers out of their wheelchairs and onto specially designed surfboards. The Wheels2Water event takes place starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12 at National Blvd. in Long Beach. Interested volunteers should contact Anthony Testaverde at 516-729-1061. A second event is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 23 at Lido Beach.
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