Five-year old Matt Zeifman has a daily schedule more rigorous than the average youngster. According to his father, Matt wakes up early and foregoes morning cartoons altogether. Instead, from 8 to 9 a.m. nearly every morning, he is at an indoor facility, often Sportime of Roslyn, playing tennis.
Matt has picked up the love of the game from his father Mitch, a native of Brooklyn who has lived in the Roslyn area for the past decade. And when Matt’s daily lessons come to an end, he continues playing, hitting tennis balls across the net from his father.
On June 4, North Shore High School hosted its Fifth Annual Relay for Life. This overnight celebration encourages teams made up of North Shore families, friends, and community members to walk around the high school track to raise spirits, awareness, and funds to help in the fight against cancer. Over 700 people were in attendance at various points of the evening marking a robust return to the early years of this event. North Shore’s Fifth Annual Relay event raised nearly $125,000 - making it the highest grossing Relay For Life event in Nassau County this year.
In 2009, Roslyn native and former Roslyn High School football standout B.J. Bass was operating his own logistics consulting business, but basketball remained his passion. That year, Roslyn High School was having a standout season of its own, being paced by George Beamon who was on his way to becoming the most prolific scorer in Roslyn High School history and the second greatest scorer in Long Island basketball history, second only to the former NBA star, Wally Sczerbiak.
On June 14, Roslyn Little League held its annual meeting at which time the following officers were re-elected: David Ozer, president; Kraig Fox, executive vice president; Michelle Brier, secretary; Steve Mussman, treasurer; and Brett Nussbaum, immediate past president.
In addition, the following individuals round out the executive board of the Roslyn Little League: Steven Mitchell, Bill DiSanti, Michele Bruck, Chris Mongeluzo, Ira Newman, Jim Tullman, and Kevin Lang.
The State University of New York (SUNY) College at Old Westbury will host its 10th Annual Summer Polo Match and Lawn Party on Sunday, June 26, from 2:30 to 6 p.m. at Hickox Field in Old Westbury. This championship polo tradition raises funds to support academic and programmatic enhancements at the College, while also honoring those who advocate for the preservation of Long Island’s open spaces.
An annual ritual of Memorial Day in the United States is the running of the Indianapolis 500. For East Hills racing fan Howard Kroplick, this year’s run down the famed brickyard was special as it marked not only the 100th anniversary of the race, but also that same anniversary for the Alco Black Beast racer’s run at the Indy 500. Kroplick, an East Hills resident and author of a book on the racing life on Long Island, is the owner of the Black Beast.
On the last weekend in March, bikers geared up for the sixth annual Spin marathon to benefit The Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention.
In April, Team Tokey Hill of Roslyn traveled to Las Vegas where they had a very successful Junior Olympic and USA Open tournament performance.
Exactly 38 years ago on May 20, 2011 – on May 20, 1973 to be exact - goalkeeper Shep Messing made his debut with The New York Cosmos in an exhibition match against Irish team Finn Harps. Recently, he returned to The New York Cosmos as an International Ambassador to help continue to rebuild the club that gave him a 1977 NASL Championship along with great memories playing with teammates Pelé, Carlos Alberto, Franz Beckenbauer and Giorgio Chinaglia.
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