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A Race To Remember In Jericho

On September 8th, hundreds will gather at Jericho High School for an annual festival of races now dedicated to a woman who volunteered her time, even when sick, to Angels on the Bay.

Mary Napolitano was an Angels board member who, after a 6-year battle, lost her fight with cancer on June 2, 2011 and the Angels on the Bay annual races were renamed in her honor.

The Mary Napolitano Memorial Festival of Races, consists of a 5K, 10K and quarter-mile kids run. Registration opens at 7 a.m. Kids run at 8:15 a.m. The 5K and 10K races take place at 9 a.m.  

All kids receive medals as well as the top three male and female winners in each age group.

A post-race celebration brunch includes pancakes, pizza, BBQ, bagels and more, plus a live DJ, a supervised kids play attraction and more.

Proceeds will benefit LIJ’s Schneider Children’s Hospital, Franklin General Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital for Children, Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens, Peninsula Hospital, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Pediatric Unit, HeartShare Human Services of NY Riverfund and the SIDS alliance.

Angels on the Bay, Inc. is a not-profit children’s charity sponsored by individuals who, from personal experiences, have been affected by children’s suffering. Their mission is to raise funds and awareness to help provide life-enhancing services for the chronically ill, developmentally disabled and physically challenged children of our community. Their contributions are strictly designated for children/pediatric services, medical equipment, education and the research of life-threatening disease.

Visit www.marathonguide.com/angels for details and to register.

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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