Sometimes it takes more than one village.
To support Charlie’s Champions – a foundation created by Tara and John Schmitt in the name of their son, Charlie, who is currently a patient at Winthrop-University Hospital’s Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK) – almost 300 people including Garden City residents and their friends and family from Manhattan, Manhasset and points east participated in the Foundation’s legendary “Rage in the Cage” paddle tennis tournament.
The MIRACLE Foundation, a not-for-profit cancer foundation, will host its tenth annual Michael J. Tenaglia Golf and Tennis Classic at the Cherry Valley Club and the Garden City Country Club in Garden City on Monday, June 8. The event, which attracts influential leaders in business and industry, will posthumously honor Foundation co-Founder Michael J. Tenaglia for taking a dream to help patients and families touched by cancer and making it a reality.
The outing includes golf and tennis tournaments, a silent auction and fabulous raffle prizes. “Our annual Golf and Tennis Classic is one of our most significant and enjoyable fundraising events, and provides an opportunity for our donors and friends to join together in celebration of our accomplishments and support our mission of finding a cure and improving access to treatment for cancer patients and their families,” Joseph Castronovo, foundation president, said.
The Recreation Department has scheduled the following camps for our Garden City resident youth. Registration will be by mail only and will be announced in an upcoming article. The dates and age groupings are listed below. All camps are held in the morning unless otherwise noted. Camps that are listed by age must be that age by the start of the camp. Proof of age may be required.
While the inaugural Blazing Trails 4-Autism 4 Mile Run was held six months ago, and the 2nd annual Run will be held six months from now – Sunday, Nov. 8 – there has been no interruption in the solid support for the event from the Long Island business community.
Angela Susan Anton, publisher of Anton Community Newspapers, announced a continuing “spectrum of support” for the run. The goal of the Blazing Trails 4-Autism Run is to increase awareness of autism and raise funds to help children and adults with autism and their families on Long Island. The run is conducted for the benefit of the Eden II/Genesis Programs, which provide specialized community based services and other opportunities to individuals with autism.
The Garden City High School girls’ varsity track and field team competed at the 2009 Penn Relays at University of Pennsylvania on April 23 and 24.
The 4x800m relay team of Elizabeth Slattery, Emily Menges, Michelle Rotondo and Jenna DeAngelo qualified for the Championship of America, running a combined time of 9:11.90. The time was the fastest U.S. prep time at the Penn Relays and ranks them as holding the second-fastest time in the U.S. to date this year.
Being a student-athlete requires time management skills, but for Adelphi University senior first baseman, Christina O’Hara, it also means struggling with a painful and debilitating disease.
It started with pain in her legs last April. This quickly spread to her hips, to the point where she had difficulty walking. At first she was treated with cortisone shots for the joint pain and while it did help initially, it didn’t last long. “I received a total of nine shots in the hip and groin for the inflammation, but it only worked for about a week or so,” O’Hara said.
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