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News From Hagedorn School: July 17, 2009

Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged

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.

This was the 25th year of competition for the Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged. The athletes ages 5-21 came from throughout Long Island for the three days of events. There was a colorful parade on the track that circled the playing field with the athletes displaying their banners, an opening ceremony that included the introduction of elected officials, representatives from community organizations, the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem. The three days of events attracted overflow crowds of the athletes parents and the young athletes friends and neighbors. The Hagedorn Little Village School is a member Agency of the United Way. For more information about The Hagedorn Little Village School, call the school office at 520-6000.

Annual Golf Classic a Success

The Hagedorn Little Village School’s Research & Development Center, Inc. hosted the 18th annual Hagedorn Little Village Golf Classic June 1 at the Tam O’Shanter Club in Brookville. The day’s outing was a huge success.

The full day of fun and sport began with a full breakfast, shotgun start, snacks and beverages throughout the day, cocktail reception, lavish buffet capped off with prizes, raffles and auction. The Hagedorn Little Village School is a member Agency of The United Way.