The Lustgarten Foundation was founded 10 years ago and has grown so much that the people running its annual Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk have had to move the venue to accommodate the 4,000 people expected to attend this weekend.
“We have grown pretty steadily; had 4,000 people last year,” said Kerri Kaplan, the executive director of The Lustgarten Foundation. “It’s mostly Long Islanders, so for a disease that only affects 40,000 people a year, it’s a huge amount of supporters in a place like Long Island.”
St. Francis Church’s fifth-grade baseball team recently completed an outstanding season and claimed the Nassau County CYO baseball title. Pictured are (top row, l to r) Coach John Conroy, Patrick Conway, Andrew Fenter, Nolan Foley, Trevor Fagan, Michael Dingler, Jake Castellano, Coach Tom Dingler and (bottom row, l to r) John Conroy, Connor L’eplattenier, Brendan Haas, Vincent Demaio, Chris Moustooka, Andrew Sweeney, Chris Hogan.
Levittown residents Christina Lang and Jeanine Bradley crossed the finish line of the Boston 13.1 Half Marathon on June 27 in hopes of finding a cure for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.
The GU9 Lady Legends recently won their division with a 9-0 record, allowing two goals in the first game and went on to record eight straight clean sheets. The girls played fantastic all year with great ball control and a top notch defense. They capped off the season by winning the Massapequa Father’s Day Tournament as well. All of the parents and coaches are proud of you!
Every now and then lightning does strike twice and there is proof right in Island Trees. Bryan Verbitsky, the winner of the Diamond Award in 2009 (Nassau County Baseball Position Player of the Year) has done it again. For the second year in a row Verbitsky is the Nassau County Baseball Position Player of the Year.
Congratulations to Coach Mike Bonsignore for winning the Doris Uhlig Award at the Island Trees Athletic Banquet. This award is presented to one Island Trees coach every year for his/her outstanding commitment to the athletic program.
Bonsignore is the head coach for the varsity football team, which made its first playoff appearance in many years. He plans to continue the trend and is looking forward to the 2010 season on the new turf field. In addition, Bonsignore is the assistant coach for the girl’s varsity softball team who were conference II champions this year.
MacArthur High School first baseman Nick Fiore became the latest MacArthur General baseball player to accept an athletic scholarship, committing to Mercy College, a Division II baseball program in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Nick had a strong season for MacArthur, helping the Generals to the League IAA Championship. Nick is also an excellent student who has the respect of his teachers and coaches. Varsity coaches Steve Costello and Vin Causeman view Nick as a team leader and a role model for the younger players in the program. Nick is the 10th MacArthur player from the class of 2010 to accept a scholarship for next season.
Mrs. Lauren Marino, Island Trees High School Varsity Softball coach, was recently named Coach of the Year in her softball conference at a Nassau County Coaches Meeting. Coach Marino’s peers selected her for this prestigious recognition.
Levittown Athletic Club Strikers and coaches in a team photo after they placed second in the Great Balls of Fire tournament in Kings Park. Manager Joe Myles and coaches Tony Medaglia, Gordon Gay and Mike Pellegrino are so proud of their team, the Levittown Athletic Club Strikers. They played their hearts out and placed second in the Great Balls of Fire tournament recently in Kings Park. The team consists of Toniann Medaglia, Colleen Smith, Brianna Lombardo, Ashley Petrillo, Britney Ciaramitaro, Taylor Lewis, Krissy Gay, Nicole Pellegrino, Hayley Myles, Gena Caputo and recovering from a dislocated finger injured during the tournament, Hannah Spinola; Get better soon, Hannah! The team needs you in Rhode Island!
The 2010 Football Skills and Conditioning Clinic will be held from June 28 through July 2, from 9 a.m. to noon at MacArthur High School for those entering fourth through 12th grades with a focus on actual game techniques.
MacArthur and Division Avenue high school varsity football coaches Bob Fehrenbach and Ray Weidlein will head up the clinic, with help from current staff of MacArthur H.S. varsity football team, Bellmore JFK coach and MacArthur football alumnus Craig Papach and former MacArthur varsity players. The cost is $125 per attendee for the week.
Make check payable to LSW, PO BOX 7035 Wantagh, NY 11783.
Any questions, call (516) 616-3107.
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