Another record-breaking field of 392 runners and walkers crossed the finish line at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School at the 7th annual Heart & Sole 5 Kilometer Run on Sunday morning, July 11. It was the second year in a row that the number of finishers for this event broke the race record.
The #1 ranked golfer on the LPGA Tour will be making an appearance here on Long Island for a cause that has great personal importance to her.
Cristie Kerr will be the keynote speaker at the American Cancer Society’s Babe Zaharias luncheon being held on July 14 at the Glen Oaks Country Club in Old Westbury. Kerr is a crowd favorite who started playing golf when she was 8 years old. She just completed a stunning 12-stroke victory at the season’s second major with a closing round of 66 at Locust Hill. She has also become a leader in the fight against breast cancer, a matter of personal importance since her mother Linda was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003. In addition, Cristie’s aunt and godmother all had breast cancer.
The 32nd annual Jones Beach Volleyball Tournament, sponsored by Citibank and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, will be held on Saturday, July 17. The rain date is Sunday, July 18.
On Monday, July 19, the Marty Lyons Foundation will host its 25th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic at the Old Westbury Golf and Country Club. Brothers Mike Ryan, president of The LandTek Group and Ed Ryan, vice president of The LandTek Group, will be honored at the event as the 2010 Men of the Year. The LandTek Group, the foremost leader in athletic field and golf course construction, is the corporate sponsor of the fundraising event. Golf-outing registration and brunch will be 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., and the cocktail and dinner reception will be at 5:30 p.m.
Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Services, Inc. will host its 11th annual Golf Outing on Monday, July 19 at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course, Woodbury.
This outing serves as Central Nassau’s largest fundraiser, which helps the agency offer a lifeline of hope to individuals and families struggling with substance abuse and/or mental health issues. The outing will feature lunch at noon and a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start followed by a reception and dinner.
Applications are now available and online registration is now open for the 2010 Arrow Exterminating Company Long Island Women’s 5-Kilometer Run, and female runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate.
This will be the 27th anniversary edition of the run, which is Long Island’s only 5-kilometer race that is for women only, and it will be held on Saturday, July 17 starting and finishing at Farmingdale High School. Proceeds of the run will once again be dedicated to the fight against ovarian cancer, through the good work being done by “Long Island Oceans” whose mission is “bringing light to all GYN Cancers.” This year the run will also benefit The Opening Word, an education program for poor, uneducated women, aimed at giving them the tools they need to become productive members of society. Women of all ages and levels of ability are urged to attend this important event for women!
On Saturday, May 29, Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Services had 419 runners – its largest field ever – at its 18th Annual 5K Runday.
The event raised $29,286 in unrestricted funds to surpass its goal of $25,000. The funds raised will benefit the many services that Central Nassau provides throughout Nassau and Suffolk including counseling; outpatient chemical dependency services; personalized recovery oriented services; case management; and residential programs.
In its 15th consecutive year, the Outback Steakhouse Empire Challenge at Hofstra University will highlight the brightest football talent from New York City and Long Island in an effort to raise money and awareness to fight cystic fibrosis and support youth football in the New York metropolitan area. Kickoff for the event is set for 7:30 p.m., with gates opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person and are available at the James M. Shuart Stadium ticket booth on game day, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Boomer Esiason, former NFL quarterback, CBS analyst, and chairman for the Boomer Esiason Foundation announced the event, which will be held June 22 at the James M. Shuart Stadium at Hofstra University. Some of the highlights of the day’s event include:
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