Approximately 100 students were honored for their commitment to both athletics and academics, during Westbury High School’s Spring Athletic Awards Ceremony.
Players from Westbury’s Girls Varsity Badminton, Boys Varsity Baseball, Girls Varsity Softball, Boys Varsity Track and Boys Varsity Tennis teams received awards and recognition for their outstanding efforts and accomplishments. In addition, the Boys Varsity Track Team was honored for having won the Nassau County AA Championship, while the Girls Varsity Badminton Team was recognized for earning the New York State Public High School Scholar Athlete Award.
The Lustgarten Foundation will hold its Ninth Annual Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk on Sunday, July 26 (rain or shine) at Old Westbury Gardens. Choose from 2-mile or 4-mile paths. There will be post-walk entertainment and refreshments. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and the walk will kickoff at 9:30 a.m.
On Monday, July 20, the Marty Lyons Foundation will host its 24th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic at the Old Westbury Golf and Country Club. Kevin Harney and Alan Nahmias of Stalco Construction, Inc., will be honored at the event as the 2009 Men of the Year. The golf-outing registration and brunch will be 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and the cocktail and dinner reception will be at 5:30 p.m.
Harney and Nahmias have both been involved in community charitable events and activities and have wholeheartedly embraced the Marty Lyons Foundation’s efforts to enrich the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses. In 2005, Harney and Nahmias co-founded Contractors for Kids (CFK), a nonprofit organization, to provide assistance to Long Island children and families in an effort to help them overcome life-changing events such as sickness, injury and death. In 2008 CFK helped over 50 families and distributed more than $250,000.
History has been made at Carle Place High School with three consecutive Class B County Championships for the Girls Varsity Softball Team.
“At the beginning of the season, I would not have pictured such a successful season – Conference II Champions, County Champions and Long Island Champions,” said Chris Ceruti, coach and director of athletics, physical education, health and family and consumer sciences for Carle Place Schools.
Congratulations to 16-year-old Robert Wu of Westbury for his award winning performance in the 18th annual David Lerner Associates Long Island Police Appreciation Run, which was held in Eisenhower Park June 11.
Robert completed the 3.107 mile course in 18 minutes, 59 seconds, earning the second place award in the 15-19 age group.
Local runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes are cordially invited to join in the fun on Sunday, July 12, for the 6th annual “Heart & Sole 5 Kilometer Run/Walk.” The event will once again be starting and finishing at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School, on Central Park Road and Southern Parkway in Plainview, with the starting horn sounding at 9 a.m.
The Chiefs 6th Grade Lacrosse Team, in the most physical and hard hitting game of the year, leveled the Levittown Blue Devils 6-3 at the Lacrosse Jamboree held at Farmingdale College on June 14. This brings their 2009 season to an end with a final record of 8-1.
SUNY College at Old Westbury junior and right-handed pitcher Robert Whitenack was chosen by the Chicago Cubs in the eighth round of the Major League Baseball Draft held at the MLB Network Studios in Secaucus, NJ on June 10. Whitenack was the 260th selection overall, becoming the first ever Panther to be drafted by a Major League team and the first Division III player taken in the 2009 draft.
It was hot on June 7 but the injury riddled Chiefs 6th Grade Lacrosse Team didn’t seem to mind as they upset the perennial powerhouse Manhasset Indians 9-3 on their home turf. It was another nice job by the Chiefs coaching staff to bring their team’s 2009 winning record to 7-1.
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