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AHRC Auction Raises $120K For Special Needs Camp

For more than 25 years, Camp Loyaltown has provided a unique camp experience designed to meet the individual needs of children and adults with developmental disabilities. More than 200 friends of the camp stepped up to help ensure its continued success by raising more than $120,000 at the 17th Annual Camp Loyaltown Auction, held at the Inn at New Hyde Park last month. The evening’s festivities included cocktails and a silent auction, followed by dinner, dancing and a live auction.

The auction, organized by AHRC of Brookville, honored Bernard Rosof, M.D., M.A.C.P., a national leader in the areas of health care quality and performance improvement. Dr. Rosof is the chair of Huntington Hospital’s board of directors, a member of the North Shore-LIJ Health System’s board of trustees executive committee, and sits on the board of the Pearl and Jack Ain Advantage Care Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Brookville. Nationally, he is chair of the physician advisory committee for United Health Group, and chair of the American Medical Association’s Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement, which continues to lead efforts in developing, testing and implementing evidence-based performance measures for use at the point of care.

Among the hundreds of items auctioned off at the event were fabulous vacation packages in the Hamptons, a “Destination Anywhere” seven-day cruise, opera tickets, jewelry and sports memorabilia. For the past 17 years, the auction has raised money to fund capital projects such as a state-of-the-art infirmary; a solar-heated, handicapped-accessible swimming pool; and newly paved roads to allow wheelchair accessibility throughout the camp. For more information about Camp Loyaltown, visit www.camployal town.org. 

News

Eight students from Jericho High School, the largest number of students from any school on Long Island this year, are among the 300 semifinalists picked from 1,800 entrants nationally and overseas in the annual Intel Science Talent Search.

Brookville’s Green Vale School students were featured in the September/October 2013 issue of Sport Rocketry, the official journal of the National Association of Rocketry.

The seventh-grade students competed nationally at the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) last May in Virginia and were the youngest rocket scientists competing. They were also the only team from Long Island that qualified to enter the competition and one of only two teams from New York State.


Sports

The Syosset Braves 11-year-old football team recently won the Superbowl Championship Game against the Rosedale Jets with a final score of 13 to 0.

The Farrell & Schmidt Ho Ho Ho 5-Kilometer Run started and finished at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage on Dec. 21. The top local finisher was Tim Mahony of Syosset, who scored in 11th place overall and third in the 15 to 19 age group.

Other locals winning awards in this year’s Ho Ho Ho Run were Gina Ferraro of Syosset (2nd woman, 35-39 age group), Patty Santella of Syosset (3rd woman, 45-49 age group), Kim Solomine of Syosset (2nd woman, 55-59 age group).


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