Long Island community members are invited to join New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) and the Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) for the annual Walk with Us to Cure Lupus program. The walk will be held on Saturday, June 12, at NYIT’s campus in Old Westbury.
Students at Hicksville’s Epic Martial Arts are preparing for the Long Island Open Karate Tournament and the Just For Champions Karate Tournament after placing in the top of their respective divisions, including Katas, Sparring and Weapons. At the Just For Champions Hall of Fame Banquet, Sensei Nick DeLuca and Sensei Stacey DeLuca were each presented with the Elite Silver Warrior Lifetime Achievement Award for 20 years of dedication to the Martial Arts. Sensei Michelle Del Giorno was also presented with the Golden Warrior Lifetime Achievement Award for 30 years of dedication to the Martial Arts.
Hicksville’s Anna Lau was among the 150 endurance athletes who successfully completed the 8th annual Long Island Greenbelt Trail Runs on May 8. The 48-year-old completed the 25 Kilometer Run in 3 hours, 21 minutes and 25 seconds, scoring as the 8th woman overall. It was the second consecutive year Lau has successfully completed the 25K Run, and she was seven minutes faster than in 2009.
On April 30, Martial Arts America in Hicksville hosted its annual Black Belt Extravaganza at SUNY Old Westbury’s McGuire Theater. A total of 26 black belts were honored in a Traditional Fire and Water Black Belt Ceremony. The parents and spouses of the new black belts were part of the ceremony as well. The extravaganza was a showcase for all the black belts to demonstrate their proficiency in various aspects of their training, along with over 200 other students of the school graduating to their next belt level from age 4- to 64-years old. There were over 500 spectators on hand to see the event.
On Saturday June 12, the FDNY is sponsoring the second annual Tommy O Memorial 5k Run/Walk. This event honors the memory of Tommy Orlando, a NYC firefighter who died tragically on Dec. 4, 2008. Tommy was a community activist and very involved in youth sports in Hicksville.
The race will be held at Wantagh Park, rain or shine. On site registration begins at 10 am and the race will start at 11 am. All race participants will receive a T-shirt. Refreshments will be served following the race.
Despite the rain, more than 300 participants rallied together in support of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County’s Healthy Living initiative at the Inaugural “Girls Go the Distance” Walkathon on April 25 at Jones Beach.
“We commend our walk participants for braving the elements and coming out to walk with us!” said Donna Ceravolo, executive director of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County. “We cannot thank our sponsors, volunteers, board members, walk attendees and local community enough for their support of our organization and our Healthy Living initiative. Hopefully next year we’ll have less rain and more sunshine!”
In August 2009 the Underdogs softball team held a memorial softball game for Richard Greene who passed away in a house fire last July. This year they are doing it again. A second game will be held on Aug. 28, which would have been Richard’s 25th birthday, at Cantiague Park (Field D).
Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS), Long Island’s leading non-profit resource on the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and provider of bully prevention and child safety education, will host its 12th annual golf outing benefit on Monday, June 14 at The Muttontown Country Club in East Norwich.
Central Nassau Guidance & Counseling Services, Inc. will hold its 18th annual 5K Runday on Saturday, May 29, which will take place at 950 South Oyster Bay Road, Hicksville.
Whether you are a runner or not, you can get involved and help rebuild someone’s life! Already, nearly $6,000 has been received but the community’s help is needed to reach this year’s goal of $25,000 in donations and sponsorships.
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