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.”
Highlights of the June 17 game between the Oyster Bay Rays and the Blue Jays include: first Inning- Blue Jays Billy Veter gets on base by walk, steals two bases. Kevin Grassik grounds out to drive in Billy Veter and gives Blue Jays 1-0 lead. Second Inning- Oyster Bay Rays Marc Iacono hits line drive to opposite field for triple. Marc steals home on wild pitch to score and ties the game 1-1 third Inning - Oyster Bay Rays Christopher Tabako, Matthew Dicarali, Edward Kemp get on base via three consecutive walks.
John Iemmiti hits into Fielder’s Choice to score Christopher Tabako to take the lead 2-0. Eddie Kemp forced out at 2nd base.
The Saint Dominic C.Y.O. launched its inaugural track program this spring with 32 student athletes participating in first- through eighth-grade. The team had a fantastic first season, exceeding all expectations with incredible performances on the track.
The team competed in meets at St. Aidan and Our Lady of Lourdes. The team also competed in the regional meet at Mitchel Field, where 18 St. Dominic athletes qualified for the finals, the C.Y.O. Track Championship for Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
On Saturday, June 15, Sagamore Yacht Club, partnering with Oakcliff Sailing, hosted its 1st Annual Alzheimer’s Regatta and Awards Dinner in beautiful Oyster Bay. Proceeds raised from the event will support programs and services provided by the Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. and a percentage of the proceeds will also be used to fund local Alzheimer’s research.
The Regatta raised more $26,000, which surpassed the goal of $25,000. The top three fundraising teams in the sailing category were: Valhalla raising $5,715; Comanche Racing, which raised $2,430; and Team Serendipity raising $1,566. Step In Liquid Stand Up Paddle was the first place fundraiser in the paddleboard category, raising $1,600 and Team Ken, raising $660, took first place in the kayaking category.
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