The 17th hole is considered to be a signature hole of the course. During the 2002 and 2009 U.S. Open Championships, which were held at Bethpage Black, a loud and enthusiastic crowd helped to put a New York stamp on those tournaments. Barclays tournament directors are hoping for that same excitement as players arrive at the challenging hole.
Averill Park in Elmont was the place to be this past Saturday as organizers for an annual Deck Hockey competition fundraiser raised funds for education and research for Breast Cancer through 1 in 9, the Breast Cancer Education Coalition. Teams from around the area participated in the fundraiser in the deck hockey competition that had a record crowd. State Senator Jack Martins, 1 in 9 Director Geri Barash, Supervisor Kate Murray, Town Clerk Mark Bonilla and Nassau County Legislator Vincent Muscarella supported the effort.
Senator Martins lent his support to the effort and entered his own team “Martins Community Rockers” to the competition. The Martins team was made up of Elmont, Franklin Square, Floral Park and South Floral Park residents: Marvin Lee, John Havrylkoff, Franklin Thomas, Qusarn Caldwell, Wedly Saintil, Jonathan Peck, Mustapha Allanah and Justin Wilson.
It’s Elmont’s finest hour, and it takes the efforts of the best officials, athletes, and volunteers the town has to offer. The Senator Jack Martins Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament was held at the Dutch Broadway School on Saturday, July 14. Now in its ninth year, the event instills a sense of community spirit, with some exciting hoops action thrown in.
Indeed, basketball is at the heart of the event. Players from fifth-grade and up take each other on in a series of 3-on-3 games, sponsored by various local officials. Winners received everything from Yankee and JetBlue tickets, even diamond watches.
Recently, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum was the site of the Islanders’ 12th annual Draft Party. Calling the event festive was an understatement as the old barn had the aura of a carnival right down to the line of kids waiting to use the myriad of bounce houses, the multigenerational families wandering around clad in blue and orange and even a Ferris wheel whose passenger cars were festooned with the team’s logo.
After the Edmonton Oilers took Russian junior right wing phenom Nail Yakupov with the overall first pick, speculation was rampant as to who the Isles would take with the fourth pick. Forty-year-old father and fan, Jeff, hoped his Islanders would go in more for more scoring punch to go along with John Tavares and Matt Moulson.
San Antonio Spur Danny Green will be hosting the Team Green Basketball Academy at Floral Park Memorial High School (FPMHS) from July 9-12. The camp is open to children of all skill levels ages 5-18. The camp fee is $250. This includes a t-shirt, lunch, drawstring backpack, and contest prizes.
Green attended high school at St. Mary’s and played under legendary high school coach and Floral Park resident Tim Cluess. During his three years at St. Mary’s, Green led them to a 74-5 record and a No. 1 national ranking during his senior year. He was selected to play in the McDonald’s All-American Game and the Roundball Classic, in which he took home the MVP trophy.
Goals were scored by midfielders Philip Arnold-2, Alex Mayfield-2, Matt Grimm-1, along with Jack Duff-1 Assist. Mineola scooped up 64 ground balls and dominated the ground game. Three or more ground balls were led by Ben Shapiro, Jack Duff, Sante Nicolia, Liam Gormley, Antonio Mistretta, Adam Campbell, Alex Marchiselli, and Dylan Graham. Our fearless Goalie Sean Hembach made a few nice saves.
With the No. 1 draft pick and talk of a new arena on the horizon, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding the New York Islanders and the upcoming hockey season. And thanks to the Islanders’ commitment to the community and nonprofits like the American Red Cross, fans can get great discounts on tickets while contributing to a worthy cause.
The Long Island Start! Heart Walks support a groundbreaking national American Heart Association movement to get America walking to live longer, heart-healthy lives. American Heart Association Long Island Start! Heart Walks will take place this October in two locations on Long Island. The first event, the Nassau County Start! Heart Walk will be held at Nassau Community College in Garden City on Sunday, Oct. 4. The Suffolk County Start! Heart Walk will be held at Stony Brook University on Sunday, Oct. 25. For both events, registration and health fairs begin at 8:30 a.m. The official Walk start time is 10 a.m.
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