The American Cancer Society (ACS) is currently seeking community volunteers to help organize and participate in its Relay for Life event being planned for June 12.
Relay for Life is an overnight community celebration where groups of friends, families, neighbors and coworkers form teams to walk around a track, to raise spirits, awareness and funds to fight cancer through research, education, advocacy and patient and family services.
Following her sixth Skyline Conference Rookie of the Week honor, SUNY College at Old Westbury freshman Krystina Agard was named to the D3Hoops.com National Team of the Week for the first time this season after capturing her sixth Skyline Conference Rookie of the Week honor. The accolade is for games played from Jan. 11-17. The Team of the Week is D3hoops.com’s weekly honor roll, in its 13th season of recognizing the top performances at each of the five positions from the previous week.
Agard averaged 32.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists while firing away at 59.3 percent (19-of-32) from the field and 83.3 percent (20-of-24) from the free throw line. She scored 30 points (9-of-16 FG) and grabbed nine boards against Farmingdale State and followed with 34 points (shooting 10-of-16) in addition to four assists, two blocked shots and a pair of steals against Sage.
Entering the week, Agard is ranked third in the nation in scoring with 23.4 points (ranks 2nd in Skyline Conference) per game and averages 4.67 assists (ranked 2nd in Skyline Conference), 4.27 steals (ranked 3rd in Skyline Conference) and 1.73 blocked shots (ranked 3rd in Skyline Conference). Agard is also shooting 86.5 percent from the free throw line (ranked 2nd in Skyline Conference) and 43.6 percent from the field (ranked 5th in Skyline Conference).
Members of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University are trading in their hats, scarves and gloves for bathing suits, goggles and towels on Sunday, Feb. 7 when they join the Long Beach Polar Bears in their annual Super Bowl Splash to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York.
The cold-weather swim in the Atlantic Ocean will be held at Riverside Beach at Riverside Boulevard and Broadway at 1 p.m. The C.W. Post SAAC hopes to raise $1,000 in support of the charity that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Registration for the Westbury Amateur Baseball Association’s (WABA) Spring 2010 Little League will be held on Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Westbury Recreation Center, 360 Post Avenue, from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration fees are $50 for players ages 5 to 7; $85 for players ages 8 to 12; and $105 for players 13 and older. For more information on additional registration dates and times, visit www.westburybaseball.com or call 333-5358.
The New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation has promoted William Dunn to the role of head men’s lacrosse coach. Dunn has served as assistant coach, defensive coordinator, and strength and conditioning coach for the team for the past 10 seasons. The Bears kick off the 2010 season against Limestone College in the Face Off For A Cure Tournament in Orlando, FL,on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 1 p.m.
“It is truly an honor being selected as the next head coach at NYIT,” said Dunn. “Following in Jack Kaley’s footsteps is a major endeavor, and my staff and I look forward to this challenge. We have a very impressive group of players this year, and plan on many successful seasons to come.”
Runners and walkers of all ages and levels of ability are invited to test their training and endurance levels at the 13th Annual Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid Kings Park 15 Kilometer Run, which is scheduled for Saturday, March 13. The run will begin at 9 a.m. at the New Discovery Elementary School on Lawrence Road in Kings Park; additional parking will be available 3/8 mile away at Kings Park High School).
The prestigious law firm of Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid, P.C. has stepped forward to be the title sponsor of this 13th edition of the Run once again, and several of the partners in the firm will themselves once again be taking the challenge of the hills of Kings Park.
At the Nassau County Scholar Athlete Brunch held Dec. 13 at the Crest Hollow Country Club, Westbury High School senior Serge Saint Preux was named the 2009 Nassau County Scholar Athlete Conference III by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, Inc.Serge also received the Varsity Football Outstanding Lineman Award at the high school’s Dec. 1 Fall Athletic Awards Night and was commended as “the perfect scholar-athlete” and a hard-working young man who started in every game since he was a freshman.
Serge, Westbury High School’s Class of 2010 Salutatorian, has applied for admission to such top universities as Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, Binghamton, New York University and Stony Brook.
On Dec. 14, Westbury Okinawan Karate, which is offered by the Westbury Recreation Department, had a formal Testing and Reception Party. At this time, 28 students who met the attendance requirements and proficiency of the skills required were tested. Additionally, the four students tested for Black Belt on Dec. 12 also received their belts.
The following students passed their test and were advanced to the next belt level:
Dragon Team (Ages 6 to 9)
Shodan Jr. Black Belt – Victor Perez
3rd Kyu: Green Belt w/Stripe - Bryan Villafuerte and Nazyer Jackson
5th Kyu: Blue Belt - Christina Bonaparte and Tyler Bonaparte
6th Kyu: Orange Belt – Claudia Perez
8th Kyu: Gold Belt - Isabella Escorza and James Claudio
9th Kyu: Purple Belt – Leslie Villafuerte, Gregory Jarvis and Anali Suarez
Farmingdale State College President W. Hubert Keen, along with students and resident advisors from the college, joined Long Island volunteers recently at Project Graduation Really Achieves Dreams (GRAD) Walk for Success in Westbury. Together, this group of nearly 140 canvassed the neighborhood, visiting homes of ninth-graders to inform their families of a new college scholarship program that helps disadvantaged students graduate from high school and attend college.
These students will be the first on Long Island to graduate under the Project GRAD program, which guarantees a maximum $6,000 college scholarship for eligible students. The scholarship is distributed over the course of four years.
Registration is currently underway for 45 positions to form the under 19s and under 15s Long Island Colts boys rugby teams. Season dues are $150.
High school rugby in the USA, a spring sport, is played on a football-size field without helmets, pads or timeouts. A game of rugby typically lasts 60 minutes and all athletes play offense and defense and each player on the field is expected to run like a wide receiver, kick like a punter, tackle like a defensive back, pass like a quarterback and score touchdowns like a running back.
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