The Bethpage Baseball Association’s opening day was recently held at Borella Field. Joining the players and association President Dennis Baggia were Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, Town Councilman Joseph G. Pinto, Nassau County Legislator Rose Walker, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and the District Court Judge Rhoda Fischer.
The New York Cosmos were welcomed by local officials to Mitchel Field last week, as the soccer club said that it will, pending approval of the County Legislature, invest $400,000 in rehabilitating a dilapidated, dry dirt field at there as the team’s new practice facility.
The Cosmos, revived last year, won a Request-for-Proposals issued by the County last month to develop the field. The 10-year lease, which requires approval of the County Legislature, requires the Cosmos to make renovations to the facility and pay Nassau County rent on the land.
Plainview Little League Challenger Division recently had its opening day. Children with special needs from around the area participate in this program that gives them a chance to play ball. The opening event was attended by local dignitaries, including Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto, District Court Judge Rhonda Fischer, Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Rebecca Alesi,Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos and Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs.
Nicholas Laiosa, scholar-athlete at Plainview-Old Bethpage’s John F. Kennedy High School, was recently named to the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame for his excellence on the playing field and in the classroom. Nick was captain of his high school football team for the 2012-13 season and received honorable mention all-county while maintaining strong grades in the classroom and scoring highly on his SATs.
One of Long Island’s most important recreational sporting events – the 26th anniversary Runner’s Edge Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon – is now open for registration.
The Triathlon will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2013, starting and finishing at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay.
It will once again consist of a ½ mile swim in Oyster Bay Harbor, followed by a 15 kilometer bike ride through Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove and Laurel Hollow, and finishing up with a 5 kilometer run up to the Planting Fields Arboretum and back to the finish line at Roosevelt Park. The first wave of athletes will enter the water at 7:30 a.m., and the last athlete should cross the finish line well before 11 a.m.
The Greater Long Island Running Club and the Town of Oyster Bay Parks Department are hosting a training program for budding triathletes ages eight to 13.
The program will start with a training seminar in early June, followed by a series of eight weekend sessions each Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. from June 29th to Aug. 17 at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park, Oyster Bay.
The Long Island Marathon Weekend will be held May 3-5. The event has grown to include a full and half marathon, 10K, 5K, 1-mile run, and Kids Fun Run. The festivities begin on Friday, May 3 at 3: p.m. with a vendor expo at Mitchel Athletic Complex, followed by the Main Event “Carbohydration” Pasta Party at 6:30 p.m. courtesy of the Main Event Restaurant and Sports Bar. The races begin on Saturday, May 4, with the 1-mile run starting at 8 a.m.
Shortly thereafter, the 5K will commence at 8:30 a.m. Both the 1-mile and the 5K races start on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. and finish at Mitchel Athletic Complex. The last race of the day, The Kids Fun Run, will begin at 10:30 a.m. on the Mitchel track. On Sunday, May 5th, the marathon, half marathon and 10K will take place. All participants will assemble at the starting line on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. for an 8 a.m. start.
Long Island non-profit Community Mainstreaming Associates, Inc. (CMA) has announced that its annual fundraising golf and tennis tournament will be sponsored by Plainview-based business, CBS Coverage Group. CMA provides a range of services to men and women on Long Island with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including group and supported living homes, vocational services, and case management services.
Swimmers of all ages are invited to enjoy a fun-filled morning while raising funds for a worthy cause at Winthrop-University Hospital’s Twelfth Annual Swim-a-Thon on Sunday, April 21 from 7 to 11:30 a.m. at Hofstra University’s Swim Center. The event will raise vital funds for the Hospital’s Child Life Program through which certified specialists utilize play and education to improve children’s understanding of medical procedures, teach relaxation techniques and provide emotional support for the entire family. Participants will enjoy swim coaching, massage therapy, live music by the Mineola High School jazz band and Central Beat rock band, crafts, yoga, raffles, prizes and more. Registration for adults is $20, $10 for children ages four to 18 and students with a valid school ID. Info; www.winthrop.org/events or call 663-4423.
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