It’s no secret that young athletes, like the young hockey players at Syosset Iceworks, can learn a lot from the professionals about their sport. However, some may find it surprising that the players can learn a trick or two from the experience as well. “I did two new drills today that I’ve never done in my life, and really, really enjoyed them,” said New York Islanders defenseman Bruno Gervais of his experience instructing Syosset campers.
The 2010 Maccabi Games were a great success this summer for the Sid Jacobson JCC team, which included several athletes from the Syosset-Jericho area: Zachary Goodman, Michael Friedman, and Renee Kiviat. Taking place in Omaha, Nebraska this year, the local delegation took home medals in every sport in which they took part in. The five-day event featured Olympic style competition in which athletes aged 13-16 excelled.
Shari Klarfeld and Richard Kleiman of Plainview, and Arthur Koppelman and Bert Jablon of Syosset all won age group awards in the August 14 ‘Sprint for the Feinstein Institute’ 5 Kilometer Run, held at Sands Point.
On June 20, in a thrilling come-from-behind victory, the Boys U-10 Jericho Galaxy soccer team won the Long Island Junior Soccer League Waldbaum’s Cup Championship by a score of 2-1, defeating the Dix Hills Hurricanes in overtime.
Oyster Bay Town Councilman Chris Coschignano of Syosset, recently on board as a partner in the newly re-designated law firm of Sahn Ward Coschignano & Baker, helped represent his firm in the Marcum Workplace Challenge at Jones Beach State Park on the evening of August 3.
The First Annual Polo Match to benefit Saddle Rock Ranch, operated by Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE), was held at the Meadowbrook Polo Club in Old Westbury on Saturday, August 7. The National Foundation for Human Potential raised just under $20,000 for the program and operation at Saddle Rock Ranch, and the Squadron A Foundation.
On Thursday, July 29, New York Islanders defenseman Jack Hillen took a trip to Islanders Iceworks in Syosset to visit Iceworks Hockey School. Campers aged 6-13 were in attendance for the week, learning all of the basic hockey skills.
Sports enthusiasts from throughout the Town of Oyster Bay are invited to attend a “Family Football Night” at John J. Burns Park in Massapequa on Tuesday, August 17, at 7 p.m. Residents will feel like a part of the action during the evening’s planned activities, including a live interactive practice with players from C.W. Post College.
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