The Town of Oyster Bay will host the Supervisor’s Challenge, a NCAA Division 1 College Soccer Showdown, at John J. Burns Town Park on Merrick Road in Massapequa on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. The contest, featuring NCAA powers St. John’s University and Hofstra University, will showcase some of the area’s best soccer talent. Admission is free.
The annual SCO Family of Services Peter Speranza 5K Run to Help the Children is celebrating its 20th year on Saturday, Sept. 5, in Sea Cliff. This 5K race benefits the developmentally disabled and physically challenged children whose lives have been significantly changed with SCO’s help. The 5K Run is named in memory of Peter Speranza, former board member and longtime supporter of SCO. All are invited to join SCO in celebrating this milestone and bring the whole family for a day of fun while supporting a great cause. To help celebrate the 20th Anniversary, there will be games and prizes for all. This will be their best year yet!
The public event, billed as the Night of Prospects, was organized by Bob Duffy’s Ring Promotions, a local boxing promotions company, and was fully sanctioned by the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC).
Once again, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and the Williams sisters will not be playing in the 29th edition of the “Stop World Hunger” Tennis Tournament. However, recreational tennis players from 50 communities across Long Island are expected to take part.
The 29th annual Stop World Hunger Tennis Tournament will be taking place between Aug. 29 and Nov. 8. Divisions are set up according to ability levels and geographic locations. Players schedule their own matches at mutually convenient times and sites.
For over 10 years, the North Shore Synagogue “Walk-a-Maniacs” have participated in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Great Strides Walk. On May 30, members of the North Shore Synagogue “Walk-a-Maniacs” joined more than 1,500 participants at Hofstra University to enjoy a fun family event and to help raise awareness and critical funds for life saving research, education and care programs for Cystic Fibrosis (CF), a fatal genetic disease. At one of four walk sites on Long Island, the Hofstra group helped raise almost $850,000 collectively. Through this year’s Great Strides Campaign, the CF Foundation hopes to raise $46 million nationally.
The Long Island Junior Soccer League recently announced that Ryan DeBenedittis of Syosset will receive the LIJSL’s Frank Gorman Memorial Scholarship.
Frank Gorman was one of the LIJSL’s greatest players ever and arguably the top player on a Brentwood Arsenal team that included now longtime professional player Mike Petke. Frank not only strived for perfection, he achieved it! He starred at Brentwood High School in both soccer and track plus ran more than a 1,000 miles annually to be in top condition, then went on to play soccer at Hofstra. At the age of 26, he was working in life insurance and volunteering with Adelante, where he talked with kids about their future plans, when his life was tragically cut short on January 5, 2003. Frank and his brother John were walking across a Smithtown street when they were hit by a drunk driver. Thousands attended Frank’s wake and funeral as Newsday ran a headline on Page 2, “Everybody Loved Him.”
Registrations are now being accepted for the Main Street Mile, which is returning to Farmingdale’s Main Street on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 4:15 p.m. The quarter-mile Kids Fun Run will take place at 3:30 p.m. Join Pat LaFontaine, Runner’s Edge, Dave and Busters, Henry Schein, Inc., Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt, Dr. Larry Lembo and Cisco Systems to benefit the Champions in Courage Foundation. Other sponsors include Wickham, Bressler, Gordon and Geasa, Stop & Shop, Anheuser Busch, Greater Long Island Running Club, World Gym – Wantagh, Nutty Irishman, Library Café, Babylon Bike Shop, Bill Romas, LMT, Long Island Tri Coach, Dr. Joseph Ciaccio, DDS and Mizuno.
Over the years I have had many different coaches. All of them have taught me many things over those nine years, but the most important thing that my mom and Jackie taught me, as my coaches for many of those years, is that it isn’t always about winning. They always said, “Go out and have fun.” Some say we may have had too much fun.
Students in Maggie Connolly’s fourth-grade class at The Green Vale School had a very special visitor to their classroom in May – New York Giant’s linebacker and long snapper, Zak DeOssie. Miss Connolly and Zak, both graduates of Brown University, have been friends for years and she knows how restless he can get during the off-season. An afternoon with her class was a fun and energized event that her students will never forget.
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