In recognition of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month, which aims to increase the community’s understanding of the grief associated with the loss of an unborn or newborn child, Winthrop-University Hospital’s Perinatal Bereavement Team will host the Sixth Annual Walk to Remember on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 9 a.m. at Field 5 of Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. This annual memorial event, the only walk of its kind on Long Island, enables parents, relatives and friends who have lost a child due to pregnancy complications, stillbirth, early infant loss or fetal abnormalities to walk in remembrance of their loved one. In addition to the walk, the day includes a light breakfast, a candlelight memorial service, and the opportunity for parents to create a personal memory page for inclusion in Winthrop’s Memory Scrapbook. Last year more than 200 people participated in Winthrop’s Fifth Annual Walk to Remember.
Entering his 13th season as the boys soccer coach at Mineola, Paul Pereira looks to welcome a record sixth consecutive playoff berth and ninth overall. The rebirth of the program has brought notoriety to the school and select placement in one of Nassau County’s top conferences.
Each year, the Mustangs fine tune a core group of individuals around a singular presence and develop bench strength without the pressure of a “win at all costs” regular season. The task in 2009 is no different for the Mustangs.
The last chance for sign-ups for the 5 and 6-year-old flag football season will take place on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9-10 a.m. at the Mineola PAL house. The registration fee is $55. All games are on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. at Hampton Stadium.
In recognition of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, which aims to increase the community’s understanding of the grief associated with the loss of an unborn or newborn child, Winthrop-University Hospital’s Perinatal Bereavement Team will host the Sixth Annual Walk to Remember on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 9 a.m. at Field #5 of Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.
The Mineola Mini-Mustangs have had a busy summer preparing for the upcoming Long Island Junior Soccer League Girls U11 season. The team recently completed a tough five-game stretch in addition to its twice-weekly practices in the summer heat, finishing with four victories against one defeat.
On August 23, Annie Cripps scored her first goal as a Mini-Mustang off a perfect crossing pass from Katie Russelman, leading her team to a 4-1 victory at Smithtown. Emma Feimer started the play with a long, accurate pass down the right sideline to Russelman.
Congratulations to the Lusitano Soccer Club for winning the Long Island Soccer Football League (LISFL) Super Cup, making Lusitano the top ranked amateur soccer team on Long Island and one of the top ten in New York State.
Plandome Soccer Club was created for soccer players looking for something in addition to their intramural team. “Our club will not replace that - we will not have an intramural league, nor will we expect you to not join one, the club states. “Rather, our players will play both with their intramural friends in one league, and against other clubs in ours. Our teams will be registered and insured through SAY soccer, www.saysoccer.com, a member of the United States Soccer Federation.
Hundreds of Long Islanders flocked to Centre Island Beach Saturday, Aug. 8, to attend the 20th Annual Swim-A-Cross and Beach Bash BBQ. The event raised $15,000 for the American Red Cross in Nassau County.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better day,” said Frank Cassano, CEO of the Nassau Red Cross, “and with the economy being the way it is, we are very pleased with the turnout.”
Registration for the 2009 North Hempstead Cup Tournament is now open and the North Hempstead Soccer Advisory Committee welcomes U10 thru U14 teams to attend the 2009 Columbus Day Weekend Soccer Tournament, which will take place Saturday, Oct. 10 and Sunday, Oct. 11.
Teams are guaranteed four games, with World Cup style play, and will be seeded into groups of five or six with major, intermediate and minor brackets offered whenever possible.
This is a patch exchange tournament; teams are expected to have an adequate number of team patches to exchange with opposing team players and coaches after each game. The North Hempstead Cup reserves the right to combine age groups, if appropriate and to create alternate bracket groupings based on availability and ability of teams participating.
Tournament games shall be held at North Hempstead locations, including Michael J. Tully Park and Harbor Links as well as Mitchel Field and Peter C. Collins Soccer Park. Awards will be given to first and second place teams.
The tournament cost for U10 and U11 teams is $475 and $525 for U12 and U14 teams.
For information, including eligibility requirements, visit www.northhempsteadcup.com.
Between swimming lessons, family fun nights and middle school nights, the John S. DaVanzo Community Pool has been bustling over the past few weeks.
Swimming lessons concluded on July 7 with many students successfully learning and perfecting a variety of swimming techniques and strokes.
There have also been two Splash Parties. The first one, Family Fun Night, was held on Aug. 1 and was hugely successful. Many families attended and had a great time dancing and enjoying the beautiful evening. The second party, Middle School Night on Aug. 7, was well-attended by students going into the sixth, seventh and eighth grades.
The final Family Fun Night of the season was held on Aug. 15 from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
For those wishing to relive Woodstock, there was Woodstock Day on Aug. 14 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
After five exciting weeks, summer recreation camp ended on July 7. Throughout the entire duration of the five-week program, there were only two indoor days and the camp was never cancelled due to inclement weather.
To celebrate the end of the camp, campers were treated to two water slides, cotton candy and ice pops and the program’s first annual dance-off in the hockey rink.
Approximately 400 campers completed the program, making 2009 one of the most successful summers ever.
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