The Notre Dame fourth grade boys completed a very successful tournament at St. Raphaels Parish over the winter break with a runner-up finish in a very competitive field of teams. The championship game was hard fought but more importantly the boys learned how to both win and lose in their first basketball tournament experience. The Notre Dame boys played very hard led by coaches, Louis Messina, Mike Daly and Juan Barrios but the real stars: Thomas Messina, Andrew Imperatore, Shane Sam, Jeremy Barrios, Jack Lynch, Brien Schoenberg, Dominic Piccirillo and Greg Capelle.
In celebration of youth hockey, the New York Islanders recently hosted the 2010 Lighthouse International Tournament as peewee hockey teams (ages 11-13) from Finland, China, Japan and the United States converged on the Nassau Coliseum ice.
Team Nassau made it to the semifinals, but was taken out by Team China, with a score of 8-2. Team China then went on to a championship game against Team Suffolk, where they fell, losing 6-2. Suffolk County was named the Tournament gold medal winner. Immediately after the game, there was a medal ceremony with special presenters, Islanders General Manager Garth Snow and Team President Chris Dey.
The foundation for character building and success starts at home. The schools and role models that impact your child’s life assist in reinforcing the aspirations that you have for your child’s development and future. This article is about children who have achieved goal at a young age. They are in Karatatot which is a unique program offered by Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park. Karatatot is a combination of exercise and karate in a format specifically designed for children age 4 and up. In a fun-filled and nurturing setting your children learn concentration, discipline, respect, as well as understanding of self defense at his or her own level. The results are improved strength, coordination, and flexibility and the self-confidence that we all want for our children. These children are learning child safety and stranger training. They are becoming better students at school and better listeners at home. We believe the time between the ages of 4 /2 and 6 are the most important years of a child’s development. Our programs will enhance positive development in a fun and motivating way. Congratulations to all the Karatatots who graduated to the next tip or belt level. From Williston Park: Max Ponce, Leo Ponce, Ricardo Wright. From Mineola: Nicholas Baker, Ethan Sargeant, Matthew Pardo.
The physical education classes at the New Hyde Park Road School just completed two days of participating in the American Heart Association Jump Rope for Heart Event. Every child in the school participated in the program. Our goal was to raise awareness of heart healthy activities and at the same time raise money for heart and stroke research and educational programs.
We are proud to announce that we raised $3,215.00, exceeding our expectations of $1,000. A special thanks to Ms. Innella for her efforts in arranging this event. Although Ms. Innella will not be with us next year, we hope this will become and annual event. Thank you for everyone who supported the students in this great program.
Bob Windorf of Williston Park has once again signed on to be the Director of the 33rd annual Nationwide Insurance 10 Kilometer Run for ASPIRE, Long Island’s oldest continuously held 10K run. Windorf is inviting athletes of all ages and levels of ability to join him for the Run on Saturday, March 27th at the H.B. Mattlin Middle School in Plainview .
The ASPIRE 10K will once again be utilizing the traditional challenging but fair course through the roads of Plainview and Old Bethpage, starting and finishing at the H.B. Mattlin Middle School on Washington Avenue in Plainview. Race Director Bob Windorf of the Greater Long Island Running Club is once again hard at work putting together an event that promises to be the biggest and best ASPIRE run ever.
Open registration for Spring 2010 ice skating classes at the beautiful indoor ice skating rink at Cantiague Park begins the week of Feb. 8 and runs through the start of classes the first week of March. Open registration is for patrons who did not participate in the Winter 2009-10 classes.
Classes - in several age and skill levels, from “Tots” to “Alpha” and “Freestyle” - run through the first or second week of May 2010, depending on the class. The classes are formed with a minimum of four students and a maximum of 10 per class. The program consists of eight half-hour lessons for each age and skill level, with the various classes offered on Mondays and Fridays between 4 and 5:30 p.m.; and Saturdays between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tuition is $120 for children and adults and skate rentals are available for $5 per rental.
The NHP Wildcats is looking for candidates to fill an open board position. If you are interested in more information, or if you would like yourself or someone else to be considered for the vacancy, please send a letter to:
NHP Wildcats Soccer Club, P.O. Box 848, New Hyde Park, NY 11040 or contact Ken Simon at 354-5340 for more information.
All information will be forwarded to the nominating committee.
Picnic reservations for the coming season may be made at Nassau County parks beginning Monday, Feb. 1. In the Town of Oyster Bay, reservations for picnics began on Wednesday, Jan. 20. Reservations are now being taken on a first-come, first-served for any park with a picnic area, said a town spokesperson. “The Town of Oyster Bay has 156 parks and many of those have picnic areas. For reservations, please call the TOB Parks Department located in Hicksville at 797-4184, daily. There are some openings at all the parks. All the weekends at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay are taken.”
“Yes we can can cancer” is the motto of the Adelphi University student athletes, who demonstrate their support for the Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK) at Winthrop-University Hospital by collecting recyclable bottles and cans on campus and donating the proceeds to the center. Recently, a group of students visited the center’s state-of-the-science facility located at 120 Mineola Boulevard to present a check for more than $7,100 in support of the CCFK’s mission.
In addition to their dedication to academic excellence, with over two-thirds maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or better, Adelphi’s University Panthers proudly carry on a time-honored tradition of service. During the past several years, these young men and women have increased community and campus involvement in a number of special programs and Winthrop’s CCFK has been a grateful recipient of their efforts. Not only have the students helped fund the center’s programs, they have also increased campus awareness of pediatric cancer.
Recently the students and their families joined together with gym teacher, Diane Schubert, who had them running, rolling and laughing down all the lanes in the gym. It was evident that everyone had a fun time.
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