On a beautiful and warm summer day, a group of 40 Oyster Bay area residents, volunteers and brain aneurysm survivors participated in the fifth annual one-mile swim in Oyster Bay Cove, raising $2,500 benefiting North Shore University Hospital’s Brain Aneurysm Center, part of the Cushing Neuroscience Institute. The swim started at noon on Saturday, Aug. 13.
The event was organized by brain aneurysm survivor Joan Imhof, along with the Long Island Volunteer Center, an affiliate of HandsOn Network.
The first game was against the Rams of West Hempstead. This was the first time they played in our conference. It was seen as a challenge because they brought a squad of 35 with some very big kids on the line.
Moms Who Kick Inc, a 501(c)(3) public charity that promotes physical fitness and proper nutrition, will turn heads as they host a spectacular Fashion Show on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. The evening kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the official launch of the 2012 Moms Who Kick Calendar. The calendar, themed ‘Strength and Elegance,’ is printed on recycled paper.
Meet and mingle with the calendar model moms, eight of whom are breast cancer survivors. Network with community business leaders while enjoying an open bar, buffet dinner, and gala fashion show highlighting the latest clothing trends from Lonny’s, a clothier with five Long Island locations, and evening and cocktail attire from Nikki’s Dressing Room of Huntington.
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.”
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