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Town Hosts Injury Symposium

The Town of Oyster Bay Sports Commission (TOBSC) hosted the first presentation of its TOBSC Symposium Series, focusing on knee and shoulder injury awareness and prevention at the Hicksville Athletic Center. The program was led by TOBSC Board Member William J. Schwarz, P.T, P.C. and provided invaluable information to all attendees. Dr. Schwarz, who played Division 1 lacrosse for Villanova University, has a practice in Massapequa and is well known and highly respected in the field of sports related physical therapy. He is often sought out by the area’s top athletes. The symposium was the first in a series of free forums scheduled and sponsored by the TOBSC.

The next symposium, slated for Thursday, July 31 at the Hicksville Athletic Center located at 167 S. Broadway in Hicksville, will center on football related injuries, prevention and technique. “It is essential for any parents, coaches and players involved in football,” Schwarz said. “Registration will be held online at www.oysterbaysportscommission.org or at the door from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The seminar will start at 7:00 p.m.”  

The forum will not only focus on treating football related injuries, but, perhaps more importantly, on how to help avoid them by utilizing proper technique and instruction.” said TOBSC Chairman Leonard Genova, a resident of Massapequa. “Like all of our TOBSC symposiums, the agenda will relate to topics that have been in the forefront in the sports community. They are geared to helping coaches and parents establish a pro-active approach to their child’s safe and enjoyable involvement in sports.”

The TOBSC will also partner with the National Football Foundation to host the 6th Annual  7 on 7 passing tournament on Saturday, July 12th at John J. Burns Park in Massapequa and the Field of Dreams on Old Sunrise Highway in Massapequa. The games are open to any teams in the tri-state area with the semi-final and final games will be televised by MSG varsity. All games will be officiated by certified high school officials and each team will have a minimum guarantee of 4 games. It will be a championship format. Entry fee for the tournament will be $350 per team. For more information about any symposiums or events visit their website for further details at www.oysterbaysportscommission.org.

The Town of Oyster Bay Sports Commission is designed to promote and support athletic activities and sportsmanship throughout the Town of Oyster Bay. It is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting a safe and positive athletic experience for participants of all ages. The Commission is made up of board members who are not only well established in the sports community, but who clearly understand the connection between athletic and recreational opportunities and enhanced quality of life for Town residents.

— Town of Oyster Bay Sports Commission

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