The upper field of the John Maccarone Memorial Stadium in Glen Cove is once again alive with the sights and sounds of LI-Kick, Glen Cove’s co-ed adult kickball league.
Glen Cove resident Sal Farruggia, 27, founded LI-Kick this past spring, in partnership with the City of Glen Cove’s Department of Parks and Recreation and its director, Darcy Belyea.
The new league had 130 players on eight teams and proved to be a great success. Farruggia and Belyea planned to expand the league to 190 players and 12 teams for this fall. By Tuesday, Sept. 3, the opening night of season two, 211 players had signed up and 14 full teams had been formed. Players range in age from 21 to 64 years of age and all teams are co-ed.
The Glen Cove Wildcats U12 travel girls soccer team won the Sportsmanship Award for the Spring 2013 season.
The North Shore School District announced that Frankie and Maddy Conklin, ninth- and 10th-graders respectively, competed over the summer at the USA Field Hockey Showcase and were chosen to represent New York in the USA Field Hockey National Tournament.
“We are very proud of our daughters, as this is a huge accomplishment in the field hockey world,” Mr. and Mrs. Conklin commented.
Tom Suozzi, Kathleen Rice and Dave Gugerty - the candidate running for the County Legislator seat in district 18 - competed together in the 26th Annual Oyster Bay Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 24. Gugerty participated as part of a co-ed relay team alongside District Attorney Kathleen Rice and Nassau County Executive candidate Tom Suozzi. The group called themselves the “Tri-Dem” team.
The North Shore Boys and Girls Club of Glen Head hosted its second annual girls lacrosse camp. The four-week camp was run by one of North Shore High School’s lacrosse coaches, Megan McCormack. Skills and techniques were developed, as each of these girls are getting ready to play at the next level.
The City of Glen Cove Parks & Recreation Dept., in partnership with US Sports Institute, will offer two exciting fall programs for local youth.
Sports Squirts, for children ages 3-5, is a fun way to introduce children to a variety of sports such as soccer, tee-ball, basketball, lacrosse and hockey, as well as fun playground games. All activities promote hand-eye coordination, movement, balance and most importantly – fun!
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.
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