The top local finisher in the 26th annual Runner’s Edge-Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon was 16-year-old Glen Lostritto of Old Brookville, who took second place in the 16-19 age group and finished 18th overall. Kelly Pickard was the first Oyster Bay woman to cross the line, putting her in seventh place overall among the women. The triathlon was held on Saturday, Aug. 24 under near-perfect weather conditions.
Other local award winners include:
Bernadette Winnubst of Locust Valley (first master, Athena Weight Division)
Steven Quigley of Bayville (first Master Clydesdale plus Weight Division)
A record amount of $200,000 was raised at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County’s (HMTC) Golf Outing on Monday, Aug. 19 as David Rosen, golf outing chair, greeted 136 golfers at the prestigious Glen Head Country Club. He was joined by Co-Chairs Stewart Hescheles, Len Novick, and Matt Skidell.
“I am a father of five, and the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center’s mission to educate our youth on diversity and tolerance fuels my passion for spreading the word and doing good things,” Rosen said. “Our children are our future. Dialogue and exchange between people of different views, cultures and faiths is the glue that will hold us together and enrich us all.”
The 32nd Annual Invitational Golf Tournament was held at The Creek in Locust Valley on Aug. 12, where many professionals joined together to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the March of Dimes. This year’s honoree was Robert Gilman of Plainview, CPA of Anchin, Block & Anchin, LLP. Other sponsors included Seyfarth Shaw, Bryan Cave, Deloitte, Jericho Capital, Merrick Financial Group, Michael & Darci Hirschberg, Meister Seelig & Fein LLP, Property Resources Corporation, TD Bank, and Lexus of Massapequa.
Even though this event was postponed from June due to inclement weather, it couldn’t keep away the 96 golfers who raised over $105,000. On the 17th hole, golfers were challenged by 12-year-old youth volunteer, Alex Keener of Bethpage. Each golfer took a chance but only a handful of golfers were able to top his shot. Also, Paul “Dr. Hook” D’Amato joined the March of Dimes golfers for a fun filled day.
An exciting matchup of two premier Northeast college soccer teams will take place in the Town of Oyster Bay, Town Councilman Joe Pinto announced. The town will host a
College Soccer Challenge and Youth Soccer Festival on Sunday, August 18, at John J. Burns Town Park in Massapequa, featuring a game between the NCAA men’s soccer forces from Hofstra and Lafayette. The game will begin at 4 p.m.
“Soccer fans in our town will not want to miss this festival which will showcase some of the area’s best soccer talent and will make for an entertaining day for the community to watch and enjoy,” Councilman Pinto said.
Pine Hollow, one of the North Shore’s finest country clubs, has just completed its annual Charity Week, with an outstanding turnout and record-breaking contributions from its members, all going to local causes.
Pine Hollow Country Club, celebrating its 51st year as a five-star, full-service venue, features an 18-hole golf course, fine dining, swimming and tennis and other activities in an ornate historic Vanderbilt mansion, replete with all the modern conveniences of a world-class club. Somewhat hidden off Route 25A, in East Norwich, nestled among giant chestnut trees, the club has recently undergone extensive renovations.
A record smashing field of 541 runners and walkers successfully completed the Heart & Sole 5 Kilometer Run through the streets of Plainview at the 10th Anniversary Heart & Sole 5 Kilometer Run through the streets of Plainview on Sunday morning, July 22.
Jean Bohan of Oyster Bay and Maggie Reid and Jeri Cavagnaro, of Locust Valley, each won awards in the 30th annual Runner’s Edge Long Island Women’s Run on July 13, as a strong field of 439 runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes crossed the finish line on the track at Farmingdale High School.
Reid earned fourth place honors in the 15-19 age group, with a finishing time of 21:46. Bohan scored as the third finisher in the 40-44 age group with a time of 22:03. Cavagnaro was the fifth place finisher in the 65-69 age group with a time of 32:30.
Swimming for the benefit of children, 150 participants in Winthrop-University Hospital’s 12th Annual Swim-A-Thon helped raise more than $45,000 for the Hospital’s Child Life Program was recently held at Hofstra University’s Swim Center.
Participants enjoyed swim coaching by Joe Petrush from Total Immersion Swimming, music, raffles, crafts, massages, yoga and more. Proceeds from the event support Winthrop’s Child Life Program through which certified child life specialists utilize supervised play and education to improve patients’ understanding of medical procedures, teach relaxation techniques to help young patients cope with illness or surgery, and provide emotional support for the entire family.
“Every year, the enthusiasm for the Swim-A-Thon builds. We are grateful for the community’s support in making this event such a success; every lap goes a long way in supporting the unique services that Winthrop provides to thousands of sick children every year,” said Ron Marino, DO, MPH, Associate Chairman and Director of General Pediatrics at Winthrop, and organizer of the annual fundraiser.
Team Storm, sponsored by 1-800-flowers.com, beat the Bee’s in the Oyster Bay Baseball AAA Division championship game winning 1-0. The AAA division is made up of third- and fourth-grade players from the Oyster Bay-East Norwich area with players from all the local schools.
Matthew Yerkes started for the Storm and struck out all nine batters he faced. Sean Lane pitched the second half of the game for the Storm striking out seven of the nine batters he faced and gave up only one hit in the game.
The game opened up in the third inning with Kyle McGee, Sean Lane and Yianni Leandrou getting walked and a single by Preston Rosh allowing Yianni Leandrou to cross the plate with the only run of the game.
Since 1985 Nassau County’s Mitchel Field in Uniondale has hosted the Empire State games for the Physically Challenged. The games have provided Olympic style competition for thousands of athletes from all over New York State. In December of 2010 the games were cancelled due to budget constraints facing the county.
“We were devastated at the time because these games are so important to so many people,” said Program Director of Victory Challenge and the Empire State Games, Susan Miller. “We went to work to try and bring the games back and this year; thanks to help from County Executive Ed Mangano, we celebrated our third year of the games taking place.”
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