On Sunday, May 19, Sagamore Yacht Club held one of the most important events of the year: Opening Day, marking the commissioning of the officers and the club, and the official start of the boating season.
In years past, the ceremony has taken place under sunny skies, however, this year it rained, so most of the event took place inside the clubhouse.
As founder of the “Moms Who Kick” charity, Oyster-Bay native Joanne “The Tigress” Hutchins has the experience necessary to hold her own in a fight. Those skills will be necessary when she participates in the 10th annual Long Island Fight for Charity event on November 25 at the Hilton in Melville.
Hundreds of runners were tensed and ready near Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School in Oyster Bay as they waited for the start for the eighth annual Brooke Jackman Race for Literacy on May 18.
Then, with the signal, runners young and old, took off, racing through Oyster Bay, past the high school, turning around rushing along the beach at Theodore Roosevelt Park, and crossing the finish line in the parking lot, tired but satisfied after their five kilometer (5K) run.
The Friends Academy Boys and Girls Varsity Track team competed to championship levels at both their Division IV B Championship meets, clinching the title at both meets and scoring more points than competitor teams from Locust Valley, Cold Spring Harbor, Malverne, Wheatley, Oyster Bay, Carle Place and East Rockaway. The girls team scored 136 points, while the boys team scored 107. According to Coach Louisa Garry, this was the first team championship the girls team has won since 2002; the boys track team had not won since 1974. The boys won five individual events (1600, 800, 200, shot put and discus) as well as the 4 x 800 meter relay. The girls also won six individual events (1500, 800, 200, 400, 3000 and high jump), as well as the 4 x 800 meter relay and 4 x 100 meter relay.
Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club held their Annual Golf Tournament, named for the late World Golf Hall of Famer Joseph C. Dey Jr., on Monday, May 6, at Meadow Brook Club in Jericho. Hugh R. O’Kane, President of Hugh O’Kane Electric Company, chaired this year’s event.
“This year’s outing was an overwhelming success due to the tremendous support from both our corporate and personal friends. We attracted a sold-out crowd across a broad spectrum from both the Long Island and New York City communities,” said O’Kane. “We are thankful to all those that both attended and supported our outing this year.”
According to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, more than five million Americans are suffering with Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.
Troubled by these statistics and personally affected, Long Islander and NBA draftee Gordon Thomas founded the Alzheimer’s All-Star Basketball Classic Committee, a group of professionals dedicated to raising awareness of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Ronald Caronia, MD, a glaucoma and cataract surgeon and partner of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island (OCLI) with Tom Burke, CEO of OCLI, participated in the first annual American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Foundation’s “Run for Sight” 5K and 1-mile walk during the ASCRS/ASOA Annual Symposium and Congress in San Francisco. Dr. Caronia hails from Oyster Bay Cove and Mr. Burke is a resident of Islip.
The ASCRS partnered with TearLabs to host this first-ever “Run for Sight” event. It took place on Sunday, April 21 near the beautiful Japanese botanical gardens in Golden Gate Park. The event raised close to $25,000. All proceeds from the race will benefit the ASCRS Foundation’s cataract blindness treatment efforts.
The Boys & Girls Club of Oyster Bay-East Norwich will be holding its annual President’s Cup Golf Tournament on Monday, May 20, at Pine Hollow Country Club, East Norwich. Join them for a fun-filled day. Enjoy brunch, 18 holes of golf, contests, great raffles and prizes, and a “not to be missed” dinner buffet. It is not too late to participate. Register today.
The Spring Varsity Sports Season is well on its way in Oyster Bay. Many young athletes have distinguished themselves. Three fine young athletes excelled right out of the gate and were chosen by the Oyster Bay High School Coaches as Athletes of the Month for March 2013.
Boys Varsity Lacrosse Coach Brian Soper selected Senior Captain Zach Greenspan, who plays Attack. Zach set career highs in goals with five and points with six in a 12-6 victory against Copiague High School. This season Zach has scored a goal in every game so far and leads the team with 17 goals in the first six games. He has propelled the boys varsity to a great start. The team began the season with a 4-2 record, which surpassed last year’s win total.
The record board for the Oyster Bay High School Boy’s Track Team is once again host to erroneous information. It is now a source of inaccuracy since Seniors Kyle Cartwright and Theodore Hamlin slashed previously held records.
On April 4, during a home meet at the James H. Vernon Middle School track, Cartwright broke the previously held record in the 110-meter high hurdles. Already the Oyster Bay record holder for this event, Cartwright improved his previous best of 15.5 seconds by one tenth of second setting the new school record at 15.4 seconds. Cartwright also became the school record holder for the 400-meter intermediate hurdles on April 9 at an away meet at Locust Valley. Oyster Bay Class of 2010 alumni Chris Murdock held the previous record with a time of 58.00 seconds. Cartwright now holds the record with a time of 57.7 seconds.
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