Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano met Levittown residents (L-R) Danielle Dugan, Gianinna Roldan and Eddie Cassar before the start of the 5K Race at the 2010 RXR / TIAA-CREF Long Island Marathon, held on May 2. Danielle and Gianinna, both students at Island Trees High School, ran the 5K.
Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Garden City) walked the “Great Strides” pathway with Arlene Dayboch of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) at Hofstra University in Uniondale last winter, the same pathway where thousands of walkers will find themselves May 22.
Bethpage Federal Credit Union is sponsoring the 25th anniversary of the 2010 Ocean to Sound 50-Mile Relay and Charitable Challenge on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 8 a.m. Start time will be 7 a.m. and an additional start time will be available for teams anticipating the need for more than eight hours to complete the 50 miles.
The spring season is underway, and MacArthur track and field has much to offer to Nassau County. The boys’ and girls’ team, under the supervision of Head Coach Jamie San Filippo and Assistant Coach Christa Imperiale, have a combination of both new and old athletes that will contribute to the outstanding progression of track and field in general.
On the boys’ side, the team is led by UConn-bound Captain Matthew Granata, a threat in any race from the 100 to the 800. In the winter season, he was unanimously voted as the most outstanding performer for Nassau County for his achievements in the 600 especially. As for his spring season, he opened with an impressive 1:57.9 in the 800 and will most likely secure top county rankings in several events.
It was a day when everyone wished they could be a kid again, as a piece of baseball history came to town for all Long Islanders to see. The New York Yankees’ 2009 World Series trophy was unveiled in all its splendid glory on April 21 at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislature Building in Mineola. On hand to give it a warm welcome were County Executive Ed Mangano, Legislators Richard Nicolello, Vincent Muscarella and Denise Ford, along with a class of eager fifth-graders from St. Joseph’s School in Garden City.
The Island Trees Soccer Club will be hosting the 30th Annual Memorial Day Festival Saturday May 29. Every player receives a trophy and no standings will be kept. This festival is open to intramural teams only.
Please apply early at www.islandtreessoccerclub.com as space is limited. ITSC reserves the right to combine age groups.
The Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums will host its first annual Mixed Couples Twilight Golf Tournament at its four nine-hole courses in June and July.
The tournament, consisting of four-person “scramble” teams, will accommodate two couples signing up as a four-person team; a couple that will be paired with another couple by the tournament committee; or individuals paired with other individual players to form teams. The tournament begins at 4 p.m. shotgun (3 p.m. check-in) and includes a barbecue and awards ceremony from 6 to 8 p.m. Participants must be Nassau County residents to sign up (a Leisure Pass is also required).
MacArthur High School’s #30
Tom Joyce with Bethpage’s #17
Tommy Engelhardt. Bethpage High
School beat the Generals 6-5 at the
Friday, April 9 game.
The five-week season, one hour per week curriculum will consist of the following:
Week #1: Introduction to full swing irons fundamentals
Week #2: Introduction to full swing wood fundamentals
Week #3: Introduction to putting fundamentals
Week #4: Introduction to chipping fundamentals
Week #5: Review of full swing. Also covers etiquette, rules, team building and more. Program held at the Gold Coast Golf Center, One South Woods Road, Woodbury.
A 25-year-old Levittowner and speedster, Jodie Schoppman was a convincing repeat winner in the women’s division in the 33rd annual Nationwide 10K Run for ASPIRE held on the roads of Plainview and Old Bethpage on March 27. Schoppmann’s winning time of 36 minutes, 33 seconds was 31 seconds faster than her winning time of 37:04 in 2009.
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