With the exception of one lockout season (2004-2005), the Ice Girls have been part of the show at Islanders’ games since the 2001-2002 season. In addition to presenting the Islanders flag at every game, Ice Girls keep the ice clean during games, and perform an additional routine when the team wins. The girls must be over 18 with strong skating skills, capable of skating backwards as well as doing lunges, spirals, t-stops and power crossovers.
Registration is open for the 4th annual edition of the Grillo & Associates Blazing Trails 4-Autism 4 Mile Run/Walk, to be held on Sunday morning, October 23, at the Great Neck South High School/Middle School campus. Every runner, walker and supporter of families who are dealing with autism is invited to be part of this year’s event. Specifically, the event will benefit the Eden II and Genesis Foundation, which supports children and adults with autism through specialized programs designed to help them achieve the highest possible quality of living throughout their lives.
Congratulations to 62-year-old Joanne Gallo of Oyster Bay, who scored first among the women in the 60-64 age group in the Sands Point Preserve Sprint for the Feinstein Institute on August 13th Gallo finished with a time of 27 minutes, 55 seconds, a 9:00 minute per mile pace that brought her to the finish line 23 seconds in front of her nearest age group rival.
A total of 331 runners and walkers successfully completed the Run, a jump of 38 from the 2010 edition. Part of the credit for that has to go to Mother Nature, who supplied event organizer the Greater Long Island Running Club with a picture perfect morning.
East Norwich’s Salvatore Ballone and Liam McAuliffe both participated in FLG’s program this summer. Massapequa-based For the Love of the Game (FLG) Boys 2017 team competed in a total of four tournaments winning 15 out of 18 games. They played locally at the JDR Tournament and finished with a 3-0 record and were finalists in the FLG Tournament.
As well as local tournaments, the 23-athlete team traveled to the Tri-State Tournament in Princeton and the Crimson Tournament on the fields of Harvard University where they left their mark as the team to beat.
“The Oyster Bay Rough Riders U12 travel team finished first place in the Long Island Rough Riders Kick-Off Classic held at Peter Collins Soccer Park in Plainview on Aug. 6,” said coach Manny DeFreitas. The boys finished first after defeating two Long Island select teams. The boys played real hard despite being short-handed, as some of the team were unable to make it and some players got injured during the day.
The WaterFront Center will hold a Benefit Regatta on Friday, Sept. 23 at the WFC in Oyster Bay. The event includes lunch, racing, cocktails and dinner. Dave Waldo, WFC executive director said, “Leave your golf clubs in the office and experience a new kind of corporate outing.”
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 26th Annual Town of Oyster Bay Bluefish Tournament, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 18, according to Councilman Chris Coschignano.
“The Town’s Bluefish Tournament is a great all-day sporting event with wonderful prizes and great camaraderie,” Councilman Coschignano said, adding that the tournament runs from 4:30 a.m. to 4:00 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, so sign up early.”
The Rozalia project came to the WaterFront Center for two days, June 30 and July 1, on their mission to help clean the world’s waterways, oceans, and all bodies of water it can reach.
They were there to share with kids in the WFC summer programs to help educate people about how they can protect and preserve our oceans and other bodies of water.
Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Beth Faughnan attended Bay’s Big Bash, the Ninth Annual Celebration of Life Fundraiser to raise awareness for the Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop University Hospital. The event was held at Centre Island Beach in Bayville on July 2.
Alice and Michael Ryan of Bayville said, “Twelve years ago out son Bailey Ryan was diagnosed with leukemia. It was without a doubt one of the worst days of our lives. Our lifeline throughout his treatment and aftercare has been the Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop University Hospital. Through their incredible compassion, knowledge and caring, our son is now a happy and healthy 14-year-old and for this we will be forever in their debt.
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