The top local finisher in the 26th annual Runner’s Edge-Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon was 16-year-old Glen Lostritto of Old Brookville, who took second place in the 16-19 age group and finished 18th overall. Kelly Pickard was the first Oyster Bay woman to cross the line, putting her in seventh place overall among the women. The triathlon was held on Saturday, Aug. 24 under near-perfect weather conditions.
A record amount of $200,000 was raised at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County’s (HMTC) Golf Outing on Monday, Aug. 19 as David Rosen, golf outing chair, greeted 136 golfers at the prestigious Glen Head Country Club. He was joined by Co-Chairs Stewart Hescheles, Len Novick, and Matt Skidell.
“I am a father of five, and the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center’s mission to educate our youth on diversity and tolerance fuels my passion for spreading the word and doing good things,” Rosen said of the golf event. “Our children are our future. Dialogue and exchange between people of different views, cultures and faiths is the glue that will hold us together and enrich us all.”
The 32nd Annual Invitational Golf Tournament was held at The Creek in Locust Valley on Aug. 12, where many professionals joined together to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the March of Dimes. This year’s honoree was Robert Gilman of Plainview, CPA of Anchin, Block & Anchin, LLP. Other sponsors included Seyfarth Shaw, Bryan Cave, Deloitte, Jericho Capital, Merrick Financial Group, Michael & Darci Hirschberg, Meister Seelig & Fein LLP, Property Resources Corporation, TD Bank, and Lexus of Massapequa.
As interscholastic football programs open practice, Glen Cove High School (GCHS) hosted a free evening “Knights Under the Lights” football clinic for aspiring players ranging from age 5 through 12 on Aug. 7.
Held for the third straight year on GCHS’s football field, the clinic brings together high school football players and coaches from Glen Cove and North Shore high schools to teach basic skills to younger players in the Glen Cove City Junior Football League. Six different stations were organized to teach approximately 85 youngsters proper passing, receiving, blocking, and tackling techniques. Agility drills rounded out the training.
GMA Karate and Kickboxing, located at 275 Glen Street, commemorated its seventh successful year with a grand re-opening celebration on Saturday, July 26.
Karate students and their parents were treated to a demonstration in the use of several ancient martial arts weapons by Dr. Bill Akpinar a holder of black belts in several different styles of martial arts and is a holistic doctor and teacher. The students also received a special lesson on stick weapons designed to promote coordination, responsibility and respect for the weapons. Festivities concluded with a ribbon-cutting ceremony officiated by Glen Cove Mayor Ralph Suozzi and Chamber of Commerce President Mary Stanco, followed by ice cream sundaes for all.
Congratulations to Glen Cove runner Stephanie Hoffmann who was an award winner in the 30th annual Runner’s Edge Long Island Women’s Run on July 13.
Hoffmann crossed the finish line at Farmingdale High School in a time of 22 minutes, 44 seconds to earn the fourth place plaque in the 40-44 age group. She was 50th overall in a field of 439 runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes crossed the finish line on the track at Farmingdale High School.
In addition to celebrating their 40th season as a varsity program and advancing to the Nassau County semi final round playoff game, North Shore’s 2013 men’s lacrosse team celebrated a big first. At the Nassau County Coaches Association end of the year dinner held June 12, senior Dan Grabher was named “All American” as well as Nassau County
“Midfielder of the Year.” He is the first North Shore player ever to receive these awards.
On Tuesday, July 9, Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi was invited to the Angler’s Club to greet the young men and woman from the Glen Cove Youth Board summer program. The Angler’s presented a clinic on fishing and then gave each child a new fishing pole and reel set. Great job Angler’s and great job Youth Board.
The Glen Cove Jr. Baseball & Softball – Rob Kormoski League completed its season last month. The Midget Champions were the Hotrods, sponsored by Stop & Shop; the Midget Runner-Up was the Bees, sponsored by Delicious Pizzeria; the Intermediate Champions were the Cardinals, sponsored by Caprarella Landscaping and the Intermediate Runner-Up was the Dodgers, sponsored by Telstar. The Giants were the Junior Champions, sponsored by Sorenson Lumber, and the Junior Runner-Up team was the Yankees, sponsored by Action Motors.
Hundreds of youngsters across Long Island made a big splash last month -- jumping in at six YMCA locations for 30 minutes of swimming and safety instruction taking part in “The World’s Largest Swim Lesson.”
The YMCA of Long Island hosted the simultaneous swimming lesson, in coordination with the nationwide “World’s Largest Swim Lesson,” to stress the life-saving importance of teaching children to swim at an early age and to provide water safety tips and techniques. YMCA facilities in Bay Shore, Glen Cove, Patchogue, Brookhaven, Huntington and East Hampton took part in the World’s Largest Swim Lesson, which attracted an estimated 35,000 youngsters across the country.
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