The annual SCO Family of Services Peter Speranza 5K Run to Help the Children is celebrating its 20th year on Saturday, Sept. 5, in Sea Cliff. This 5K race benefits the developmentally disabled and physically challenged children whose lives have been significantly changed with SCO’s help. The 5K Run is named in memory of Peter Speranza, former board member and longtime supporter of SCO. All are invited to join SCO in celebrating this milestone and bring the whole family for a day of fun while supporting a great cause. To help celebrate the 20th Anniversary, there will be games and prizes for all. This will be their best year yet!
This year’s Swim-A-Cross at Centre Island Beach in Bayville, is shaping up to be the biggest yet. Besides being the 20th anniversary of the fundraising swim, there will be a rocking party on the shore. As always, funds will go toward the American Red Cross in Nassau County and its local disaster relief services.
“We are very excited about this year’s event,” said Frank Cassano, CEO of the Nassau Red Cross. “I can’t think of a funner way to raise funds than a party on the beach.”
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) has announced that Will Ferrell, multi-award winner and platinum-selling artist Jordin Sparks, rising stars Honor Society and Usher protégé Justin Bieber will team with former US Open champion Andy Roddick and additional superstar players for the 14th annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day presented by Hess. The popular full-day tennis and music festival for children and families – including interactive games, musical entertainment and tennis clinics – will be hosted by television personalities Susie Castillo and Quddus. The festivities are set for Saturday, Aug. 29 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tennis and music festival kicks off the 2009 US Open, which runs from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13.
Registration is now open for the School for Language and Communication Development’s (SLCD) Tenth Annual Golf Outing on Monday, Aug. 17, at The Creek in Locust Valley. “We are positive this year’s golf outing will not disappoint,” said Dr. Ellenmorris Tiegerman, president and founder of SLCD. “Our golf outing is the perfect opportunity for golfers to play their favorite sport knowing their golfing experience will help children with special needs.” By participating in this event, SLCD supporters and friends help raise funds that will directly benefit students at both SLCD schools in Glen Cove and Woodside. Registration and brunch for the outing begin at 10 a.m., along with an open driving range for all participants. The official shotgun time is at noon.
Sagamore Yacht Club, located in Oyster Bay, celebrated the 4th of July with its Annual Raft-Up at its club mooring on Oyster Bay located in the heart of Oyster Bay Cove. The weather and the water were beautiful.
The main anchor was Epicure, belonging to Past Commodore Joe and Doris Gentile. Many sailboats and powerboats tied up on either side of Epicure for a day of family fun, sun, good food and great friends.
Bob Reilly, of Oyster Bay, has spent his life in the world of sports, sports television and television, and now looks forward to bringing new life to an expanded AAU Baseball program in the New York Metropolitan area.
Mr. Reilly said, “The AAU baseball Metropolitan program is growing rapidly, and will see a 400 percent gain in new clubs and teams by the end of the year.
The Saint Dominic sixth-grade C.Y.O. baseball team which, on June 30, beat St. Killians of Farmingdale 4-1 to capture its second consecutive CYO championship.
The Bayhawks record over the last two years is a remarkable 24 wins and only one loss! Coached by Frank Mammano and assisted by Mike Maloney, the team represented St. Dominic parish and the Oyster Bay-East Norwich community in an exemplary manner.
Applications are now available and online registration is now open for the 2009 Arrow Exterminating Company Long Island Women’s 5 Kilometer Run, and women runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are cordially invited to participate.
This will be the 26th anniversary edition of the Run, which is Long Island’s only running event that is for women only, and it will be held on Saturday, July 18 starting and finishing at the Woodward Parkway Elementary School in Farmingdale.
Congratulations to 49-year-old Kelly Pickard of Oyster Bay for her award winning performance in the 18th annual David Lerner Associates Long Island Police Appreciation Run, held in Eisenhower Park on Thursday evening, June 11.
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