This summer, your little football fan could have the time of his life at a New York Giants’ Youth Football Camp at the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County Plainview Elementary School from July 22-26.
The New York Giants Youth Football Camps are led by professional coaches and New York Giant heroes. Providing support this summer at 22 Tri-State locations will be former New York Giants Bill Ard, Stephen Baker, Rodney Hampton, Eric Dorsey, Keith Elias, Curtis McGriff, Odessa Turner and Charles Way.
Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy National Art Honor Society students recently created colorful paintings for the Nassau County Gymnastics Championship. In a unique combination of athletics and the arts, students Adrian Kim, Bing Ying Xia, Samantha Steinwald, Christina Billias, Farrah Su, Danielle Apfel, Brooke Holman and Lauren Liebersten painted gymnast-inspired panels that were featured at the competition on February 12.
The Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School Women’s Varsity and JV Lacrosse teams will be hosting a HEADstrong event on Monday, May 6 at 4:15 p.m. at Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School. The HEADstrong Foundation is a charitable organization that raises money and awareness for blood cancer research. The girls will be selling HEADstrong merchandise including shirts, lanyards, sunglasses and awareness bracelets after school and during their games against Oyster Bay on May 6. The team is encouraging all members of the community to come out and help them reach their fundraising goal of $2200.
The Bethpage Baseball Association’s opening day was recently held at Borella Field. Joining the players and association President Dennis Baggia were Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, Town Councilman Joseph G. Pinto, Nassau County Legislator Rose Walker, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and the District Court Judge Rhoda Fischer.
The New York Cosmos were welcomed by local officials to Mitchel Field last week, as the soccer club said that it will, pending approval of the County Legislature, invest $400,000 in rehabilitating a dilapidated, dry dirt field at there as the team’s new practice facility.
The Cosmos, revived last year, won a Request-for-Proposals issued by the County last month to develop the field. The 10-year lease, which requires approval of the County Legislature, requires the Cosmos to make renovations to the facility and pay Nassau County rent on the land.
Plainview Little League Challenger Division recently had its opening day. Children with special needs from around the area participate in this program that gives them a chance to play ball. The opening event was attended by local dignitaries, including Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto, District Court Judge Rhonda Fischer, Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Rebecca Alesi,Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos and Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs.
Nicholas Laiosa, scholar-athlete at Plainview-Old Bethpage’s John F. Kennedy High School, was recently named to the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame for his excellence on the playing field and in the classroom. Nick was captain of his high school football team for the 2012-13 season and received honorable mention all-county while maintaining strong grades in the classroom and scoring highly on his SATs.
One of Long Island’s most important recreational sporting events – the 26th anniversary Runner’s Edge Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon – is now open for registration.
The Triathlon will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2013, starting and finishing at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay.
It will once again consist of a ½ mile swim in Oyster Bay Harbor, followed by a 15 kilometer bike ride through Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove and Laurel Hollow, and finishing up with a 5 kilometer run up to the Planting Fields Arboretum and back to the finish line at Roosevelt Park. The first wave of athletes will enter the water at 7:30 a.m., and the last athlete should cross the finish line well before 11 a.m.
The Greater Long Island Running Club and the Town of Oyster Bay Parks Department are hosting a training program for budding triathletes ages eight to 13.
The program will start with a training seminar in early June, followed by a series of eight weekend sessions each Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. from June 29th to Aug. 17 at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park, Oyster Bay.
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