The 2008-09 school year was, to say the least, another fantastic year for the Massapequa High School sports program.
Recently, the athletic department issued some of the highlights from the year, which included, among many other sterling achievements, the fourth consecutive Nassau County and Long Island Championship by the amazing varsity baseball squad.
Schneider Children’s Hospital (SCH) is one of the unheralded gems on Long Island. On Saturday, May 31 this world world-renowned pediatric hospital’s 25th anniversary was celebrated at the Annual Sports Day. Corporate sponsored softball and volleyball teams and their families gathered at Cantiague Park in Hicksville to enjoy the oceanic blue sky and the comfortable 68-degree morning temperatures.
Orchestrated by the Friends of Schneider Children’s Hospital, the Annual Sports Day is a family fun-filled event that provides corporate sponsored softball and volleyball team tournaments, inflatable rides for the children, sand art, live music, radio station give-a-ways, NY Islander’s Sparky and GEICO’s Gecko, breakfast sponsored by Merritt Bakery and a barbeque lunch.
Registrations are now being accepted for the the Main Street Mile, which is returning to Farmingdale’s Main Street on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 4:15 p.m.
The quarter-mile Kids Fun Run will take place at 3:30 p.m.
Join Pat LaFontaine, Runner’s Edge, Dave and Busters, Henry Schein, Inc., Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt, Dr. Larry Lembo and Cisco Systems to benefit the Champions in Courage Foundation.
Long Island runners are invited to join in the fun at the Sands Point Preserve Sprint for the Feinstein Institute, which will take place Saturday morning, Aug. 15. This 5K event offers a unique combination of paved paths and runner friendly trails (and a surprise or two) through the woodlands and Long Island Sound vistas of the Sands Point Preserve, at the north end of the Port Washington peninsula.
The 216-acre Sands Point Preserve is an unparalleled mixture of natural and landscaped areas. Forests, meadows, beach and cliffs, gardens, and freshwater pond provide habitats for a variety of plants and animals. The proximity of different habitats provided the club the opportunity to create a 5K course that will enable local runners and walkers to experience the various aspects of the entire preserve.
Children that attend The Hagedorn Little Village School, Jack Joel Center for Special Children in Seaford/Massapequa, participated in the Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged, played at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow May 28-30. The games for the physically challenged offers competition in a variety of adapted sports, plus fitness for young people with physical challenges. The games also offer opportunities in the joy of self accomplishment in a variety of sports for youngsters with physical handicaps.
As the Massapequa Public School District places an emphasis on “going green,” administrators, teachers and students in buildings around the district have been participating in a variety of engaging projects to raise environmental awareness on many levels.
The Massapequa Public School District is offering Camp Invention, a science camp for students entering grades 1-6 during the week of August 10-14 at Massapequa High School – Ames Campus.
During last year’s engaging week, students created a community on Mars, and worked collaboratively to devise unique inventions for the I Can Invent session of the program.
This year, students will design a “Land Sled X-treme,” participate in a Viking Treasure Trek, create Comic Book Science and build Fantasy Inventions and Complicated Machines.
For registration and more information call the Long Island Science Center at 631-208-8000, or visit www.campinvention.org. (800-968-4332).
Around the Massapequa Public School District, one of the major goals of the physical education program is to teach students about lifelong fitness habits and encourage them to make safe and healthy choices.
Students at Eastplain Elementary School in the Plainedge School District are working toward making their hearts healthier. Having joined the American Heart Association’s campaign called Jump Rope for Heart, the students not only learned about leading a healthy lifestyle, they also collected more than $4,810 for the organization for heart health awareness.
Over 500 runners crossed the finish line of the 18th annual David Lerner Associates Long Island Police Appreciation Run, held in Eisenhower Park on Thursday evening, June 11, and athletes from the Massapequas came home with way more than their fair share of the awards.
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