After five memorable years, the Great Neck Grizzlies, Great Neck’s soccer travel soccer team of 8th graders from South and North, won their very last game of tournament play during a recent commemorative final weekend event at Disney World’s Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. While the Grizzlies always bring a special spirit to their play, the prospects for a win on the field did not look so promising against Florida’s top teams until the last minute of the game, during which the Grizzles scored the only goal, grabbing a 1-0 triumph. What better way to end five years together than with a last minute, but altogether not surprising, victory!
Memorial Day weekend featured 6 games played on a beautiful Friday afternoon and a scorching hot Sunday afternoon. The Marlins had a successful weekend defeating the White Sox 11-6 and the Phillies 13-11. The Marlins were led by Michael Hershenhorn with 4 RBIs, Yves Trokel with 3 RBIs and Jason Seidman who had 5 RBIs and pitched two scoreless innings. In addition to their close loss to the Marlins the Phillies defeated the Orioles 13-3. Hitting stars for the Phillies over the weekend included Alex Bruni and Jonathan Perlman who each had multiple hit games including Jonathan’s record breaking 6 hits in a single game. Michael Cummings also stroked a double.
On Aug. 1 and 2, two residents from Great Neck, Douglas Spector and Ossie Spector, will ride in the 30th annual Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC), the nation’s pioneer charity bike-a-thon that raises more money than any other athletic fundraising event in the country. They will be among the more than 5,000 cyclists who will ride with the collective goal of raising millions of dollars for lifesaving cancer research and care for adult and pediatric cancer patients at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund.
Andrew Allen of Great Neck held a charity bike ride on Sunday, May 17, and raised funds for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF).
Although the weather was damp, the cycling ride was a bright spot for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Great Neck resident Andrew Allen organized the fundraiser held here in town.
The miniature-golf course at Eisenhower Park has opened for the 2009 season, announced Nassau County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi.
The facility, one of Nassau County’s most popular mini-golf courses and named “Best of Long Island” by News 12 Long Island, features two 18-hole courses (“Mountainside” and “Overlook”) with terraced landscaping that incorporates a waterfall, small ponds, flower beds and a number of challenging holes.
After one week of practice and a handful of rainouts the 2009 Police Activity League Spring baseball season got off to a start on a beautiful Mother’s Day Sunday. PAL provides a co-ed baseball league for children in kindergarten through seventh grade which features instructional play through second grade and real game action with kids doing the pitching beginning in third grade.
The combined 4/5 grade division has six teams of approximately12 players with each team sporting Major League Baseball caps and jerseys. We hope to bring you regular game recaps throughout the season and post-season playoffs to let you know how our local little leaguers are doing.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) of Long Island will host Walk Like MADD 5K, a non-competitive fundraising walk in Farmingdale on Sunday, May 31. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with the ceremony beginning at 10 a.m., at Farmingdale State College and will raise funds and rally support for MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving. The event will also be attended by Police Commissioner Lawrence W. Mulvey and Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. as well as walk teams honoring fallen Police Officer Glen Ciano, Melissa Scherr, Jason Shein and Karen Naclerio-Negrin, all of whom were killed by a drunk driver with the past 6 months.
Andrew Allen of Great Neck will hold a charity bike ride on Sunday, May 17, to raise funds for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF).
Andy aims to raise $5,000 or more to enable the Foundation to continue aggressively funding research to find better treatments and a cure for Parkinson’s disease. He is cycling as a member of Team Fox, the Foundation’s project for supporting grassroots community fundraisers working to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s research.
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