Nicole Bielawski, who graduated last month from Friends Academy in Locust Valley, will represent the United States in the International Rowing Association World Rowing Junior Championships on Aug. 5-8 in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France. Ms. Bielawski, who competes in the single sculls event, earned the honor by winning the recent U.S. Junior World Championships Trials on Mercer Lake in West Windsor, NJ.
She is undefeated over the past year, and has won gold medals in such prestigious regattas as the Head of the Charles in Boston in the fall of 2008 and the Long Island Scholastic Rowing Championships, held in Bayville this past spring. Ms. Bielawski will row for Princeton University.
Abraham Bernstein, a 1956 graduate of Oyster Bay High School, and a longtime resident of Oyster Bay who presently makes his home in Manhasset, was one of 50 New York State track and field champions who participated in the National Senior Games, held at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California during the week of Aug. 3 through 9.
Abe placed third in the 70-74 Age Group in both the 400 meters and the 800 meters, with all three top finishers in the 800 Meters breaking the previous National Senior Games record. Abe also anchored the New York State 4 x 100 Meter Relay team to a 70-74 Age Group Gold Medal.
Abe is a member of the Greater Long Island Running Club and the Long Island Association of USA Track & Field.
The 19th annual Dooley Roosevelt Memorial Race, sponsored jointly by Sagamore Yacht Club and Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club was held on Aug. 1.
This annual Regatta is held in honor of and in memory of Dooley Roosevelt who was a member of both yacht clubs.
Congratulations to the Pirates of OBB for winning the Championship Game 2-0 vs. the Dodgers in a ‘nail-biter’ and capturing the Championship Trophy for 2009. This capped off a tremendous season for the Pirates who also took first place for the Majors division with a record of 12-2.
The Pirates beat the Indians 2-1 and the Reds 6-5 en route to the Championship Game.
Each of the Pirates players contributed to a great season with great pitching, good defense, timely hitting and smart base running - fundamentally sound baseball played by everyone on the team. The Pirates ‘gelled’ all season long and also had a lot of fun playing the greatest game on earth - baseball!
Plandome Soccer Club was created for soccer players looking for something in addition to their intramural team. “Our club will not replace that - we will not have an intramural league, nor will we expect you to not join one, the club states. “Rather, our players will play both with their intramural friends in one league, and against other clubs in ours. Our teams will be registered and insured through SAY soccer, www.saysoccer.com, a member of the United States Soccer Federation.
The annual SCO Family of Services Peter Speranza 5K Run to Help the Children is celebrating its 20th year on Saturday, Sept. 5, in Sea Cliff. This 5K race benefits the developmentally disabled and physically challenged children whose lives have been significantly changed with SCO’s help. The 5K Run is named in memory of Peter Speranza, former board member and longtime supporter of SCO. All are invited to join SCO in celebrating this milestone and bring the whole family for a day of fun while supporting a great cause. To help celebrate the 20th Anniversary, there will be games and prizes for all. This will be their best year yet!
This year’s Swim-A-Cross at Centre Island Beach in Bayville, is shaping up to be the biggest yet. Besides being the 20th anniversary of the fundraising swim, there will be a rocking party on the shore. As always, funds will go toward the American Red Cross in Nassau County and its local disaster relief services.
“We are very excited about this year’s event,” said Frank Cassano, CEO of the Nassau Red Cross. “I can’t think of a funner way to raise funds than a party on the beach.”
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) has announced that Will Ferrell, multi-award winner and platinum-selling artist Jordin Sparks, rising stars Honor Society and Usher protégé Justin Bieber will team with former US Open champion Andy Roddick and additional superstar players for the 14th annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day presented by Hess. The popular full-day tennis and music festival for children and families – including interactive games, musical entertainment and tennis clinics – will be hosted by television personalities Susie Castillo and Quddus. The festivities are set for Saturday, Aug. 29 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tennis and music festival kicks off the 2009 US Open, which runs from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13.
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