When a child is diagnosed with cancer, treating the disease is only part of the battle. There are also a host of psychological, social and educational concerns for the child and the child’s family.
At the Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK) at Winthrop-University Hospital, psycho-social support services including individual and group counseling, music and play therapy, horticultural therapy, academic support and assistance with school re-entry and even a longterm effects follow-up program are provided to the children and their families free of charge, even though most of these services are not reimbursed by health insurance.
It was another beautiful day for baseball, and the St. Aloysius seventh grade CYO baseball team was ready to rebound from the previous day’s loss to St. Dominics. St. Als broke out early, executing a series of “small ball” moments to take the early lead, and they never looked back en route to a 7-2 seven-inning victory over St. Patrick, putting them back over the .500 mark with a 3-2 at the halfway point of the season.
Jed Berman, longtime Kensington resident, just completed his eighth marathon on May 6. The 26.2-mile event was run simultaneously with a half marathon and a 10K race. Over 7,000 runners started the combined races together but only some 700 finished the full marathon this year. Jed is very proud to have finished the race comfortably under four hours. He ran in memory of his father Norman Berman, who died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 56, and also in memory of his late father-in-law Meyer Hershkop, who survived Auschwitz and Birkenau, but died during heart surgery just a few years ago. Usually Berman runs to raise money for pediatric cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital. This year he will plant trees in Israel in honor of both men.
The Great Neck PAL 5th and 6th grade boys lacrosse team beat Freeport on Sunday, April 29 for their first victory of the season. After falling behind 1-0, Great Neck scored three consecutive goals and never gave up the lead, finishing with a 9-6 victory. Midfielder Craig Cagner had a goal and four assists to lead the team in scoring. Attackman Joe Spinello and midfielder Jack Tucker contributed two goals apiece. Also finding the back of the net were Andrew Cagner, Raymond Gresalfi, Jon Carlos Saponara and Justin Menos. The defense was led by goalie Max Gal and strong efforts were submitted from defensemen Matthew Choi, Dylan Schmid, Harrison Nettler and Ky Salerno. With the win, the team improved their record to 1-1.
For more information on how to get involved in Great Neck Lacrosse, the fastest growing sport in the U.S. please visit www.greatneckpal.com
Saint Aloysius of Great Neck C.Y.O. announces tryout dates for both girls and boys basketball travel teams for the 2012/2013 season. The teams compete in the C.Y.O. Nassau/Suffolk League. Tryouts are open to all residents of Great Neck. All grades are as of September 2012.
The girls tryout schedule and locations: fourth grade, St. Aloysius gym, 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, May 15; fifth grade, St. Aloysius gym, 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, May 14; sixth grade, St. Aloysius gym, 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, May 8; seventh grade, Great Neck South Middle School, 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, May 9; eighth grade, Great Neck South Middle School, 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, May 10.
Saint Aloysius of Great Neck C.Y.O. announces tryout dates for both girls and boys basketball travel teams for the 2012-13 season. The teams compete in the C.Y.O. Nassau/Suffolk League. Tryouts are open to all residents of Great Neck.
The Girls tryout schedule and location: fourth grade, St. Aloysius gym, 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, May 15; fifth grade, St. Aloysius gym, 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, May 14; sixth grade, St. Aloysius gym, 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, May 8; seventh grade, St. Aloysius South Middle School, 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday. May 9; eighth grade, St. Aloysius South Middle School, 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, May 10.
The Great Neck Public Schools summer camp program has lifeguard positions available for the program running weekdays, July 2 through Aug. 10 (closed July 4). Candidates must be available for the full six weeks.
The position will be at the North Middle School Pool, 77 Polo Road in the Village of Great Neck. Hours will be from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. Salary is $15 per hour.
The forecasted rain held off long enough on Saturday, April 21 to allow the seventh grade team from St. Aloysius to play their home opener under clear skies. An early pitcher’s duel turned into a one-sided affair, as St. Al’s ran away with an 8-1 victory over St. Patrick of Huntington in a six-inning game ended by the approaching twilight.
The game once again came down to which team’s pitcher had the best control, and St. Al’s Jacob Seidenberg once again proved to be the ace of the day, scattering five hits while striking out nine, and only walking two batters for the complete game victory. Jacob was aided by a tight defense which turned in a flawless fielding exposition, including two inning-ending putouts by second baseman Michael Young, and a sixth-inning deep fly played perfectly by left-fielder Jay Korman, allowing Jacob to face his final batter (after 84 pitches), resulting in a three pitch strikeout.
The Great Neck Park District honored the Bruins hockey teams for their effort this past season, at the annual awards recognition dinner celebration. The event took place at the Exhibition Hall at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, beginning at 5 p.m. with an awards ceremony. Present were Great Neck Park District Commissioner Ruth Tamarin, Superintendent Leonard Celluro, Jr., Deputy Superintendent Peter M. Renick, facility supervisor Parkwood Sports Complex Chandev Perera; and coaches Blaine Aronovitch, Chris Byrnes, Joe Kelley, Chris Goodrich, Mark Teseriero, Zach Mercandate, Dino Pappous and hockey director Fred Ondris.
For the first time ever, the finest CYO teams from the western most portions of Brooklyn to the eastern tip of Montauk, and all points in between, were invited to play in an Inter-Diocesan Championship Tournament and a team from Great Neck, the St. Aloysius sixth grade boys team, will go down in history as the tournament’s very first champion. The tournament victory capped an extremely successful season for the local boys who qualified for the tournament by virtue of having finished in first place in their division during the CYO of Nassau and Suffolk counties’ regular season.
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