Written by P.T. Hall Friday, 26 October 2012 00:00The Westbury Green Dragons football team will wear pink socks collectively throughout the remainder of the football season to help raise the consciousness of Americans and the rest of the world about breast cancer. October is the time to remind individuals to have regular visits for breast cancer screenings and the Green Dragons would also like to encourage individuals to visit http://www.nbcam.org/ for a plethora of information on new developments on breast cancer and breast health in general.
Football mom, Mrs. Ashley Stevens, took the initiative and suggested that the junior varsity team wear pink socks for the cause. Her son, Quentin, running back for the team, posed the idea to the players and coach Teeter, who all jumped at the opportunity and were proud to be a part of the National Breast Cancer Awareness team of people who want to encourage breast cancer awareness and to eradicate breast cancer.
Founded more than 25 years ago, the NBCAM is a collaboration of caring organizations including national public service organizations, professional medical associations and government agencies all working toward the promotion of breast cancer awareness by sharing information on the disease and providing greater access to services. Who ever said that pink is just for girls?
In addition to pink socks dominating the field, football fans got to enjoy a wonderful pancake breakfast, a fabulous parade and a varsity football game against Mepham on Oct. 13. Although the latter didn’t result in a victory for Westbury, the effort to win was clearly put forth. The varsity game ended in a loss for Westbury that was too painful to mention, but the fans, the band, the flag team and the cheerleaders didn’t give up on the Dragons. And the junior varsity team, led by coach Todd Teeter and assistant coach Darin Harrison, did their best to make up for the varsity’s loss as they beat Mepham on their turf at Kennedy Bellmore earlier in the day.
What more can be said about the Westbury Green Dragons – if one team has a bad day, the other team picks up the slack. The team demonstrated fantastic offense and defense but outstanding performance by Deangelo Bianase (wide receiver), Raeco Jackson (quarterback), Anthony Preston (starting tail back) and Kyle Spruill (wide receiver) is worth noting. Come and support your local high school football teams. The schedules are available online at www.westburyschools.org. Go Green Dragons!
Saturday, 25 May 2013 00:00
The Community Emergency Response Team program helps individuals prepare for emergencies—large-scale ones like Superstorm Sandy and smaller ones like minor fires. The program’s new classes start in June.
Team Director Michael Arcari said the sessions help people know what is needed in an emergency situation and how they can help others. It also provides knowledge on how to assist first responders and groups like the Red Cross.
Friday, 24 May 2013 00:00
Doug Ingram was recently named the new chief of the Westbury Fire Department.
Ingram grew up in Old Westbury and graduated from Westbury High School in 1974. After graduating, he joined the Navy where he spent two years stationed in Italy. When he was honorably discharged in 1979, he joined the Westbury fire department and has been involved there ever since.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
Avenging the previous day’s loss and moving themselves one step closer to a possible county title, the Carle Place Frogs Softball team beat out the Locust Valley Falcons Wednesday, May 15 in a game two rematch for the Nassau County Class B Semi-Final, 12-3.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
Westbury Okinawan Karate recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary of coming to the Westbury Recreation Center. Since then, the dojo has trained 250 students, ages six and up, in the art of karate with the style of traditional Okinawan ShorinRyu Shidokan.
Founded by sensei John Power, the classes seek to instill the confidence and strength needed to obtain success in everyday life.
“A lot of kids are lacking confidence,” said Power. “We let them practice leadership in the class and this contributes to their confidence.