Friday, 06 August 2010 00:00
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.
“This event represents a unique experience for residents of the Town because coaches of the C.W. Post Pioneers have agreed to wear a microphone during the practice, giving attendees the perspective of being inside the huddle,” said Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto. “Attendees will discover some of the complex strategy and nuances that go into an NCAA football program.”
Admission will be free for Town residents, but all attendees are encouraged to bring two cans of food, which will be donated to Island Harvest to benefit the fight against hunger. The event will be preceded by a youth clinic featuring players and coaches from C.W. Post, as well as a player barbecue, which is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.
“The Town of Oyster Bay is pleased to support the sport of football, which is interwoven in the fabric of the Long Island community,” said Venditto. “It’s an honor to have an outstanding college team like C.W. Post practicing on one of our fields. I believe it speaks volumes about our outstanding facilities here in the Town.”
Venditto said that Family Football Night will provide a memorable night for fans of the sport and provide a rare opportunity to learn the sideline plays from coaches. “The collegiate players will also serve as role models for the Town’s young players, who can one day aspire to further their education through athletics,” he said. “Best of all, this event celebrates the game of football and advances a worthwhile charitable endeavor at the same time.”