Notwithstanding some very precarious weather forecasts for the weekend of August 29th and 30th, Hurricane Danny turned out not to have the impact that everyone feared, and more than 1500 athletes, ranging in age from 8 to 80, participated in the 22nd annual Runner’s Edge-Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon, Tri-Relay and Junior Triathlon, and there were no end of smiling faces at the finish line.
The top finisher in Sunday’s “main event” was 20-year-old Tom Eickelberg of Leonia, New Jersey, who stormed out of the swim leg tied for first with Michael DiDonato of Massapequa, and drew away in the bike and run legs to cross the finish line at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in 1:00:34, fifteen seconds in front of a hard charging Michael Kokoszka, who ran the fastest run leg in 17:12.
With the No. 1 draft pick and talk of a new arena on the horizon, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding the New York Islanders and the upcoming hockey season. And thanks to the Islanders’ commitment to the community and nonprofits like the American Red Cross, fans can get great discounts on tickets while contributing to a worthy cause.
Throughout the 2009-10 season, the American Red Cross in Nassau County will be selling ticket vouchers for $30 each. The vouchers can then be redeemed for tickets (valued at $60) to the weekday game of choice (with the exception of games against the NY Rangers and the home opener).
Young pro football fans will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills when the Jericho Jayhawk Booster Association hosts an NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition on Saturday, Sept. 12, at George A. Jackson Elementary School, 58 Maytime Drive, Jericho, from 8:30 until 11:30 a.m. The rain date for the event will be Sept. 26. The competition is free and open to boys and girls who will be between the ages of 8 and 15 as of Dec. 31. Volunteers are also needed to help run the competition.
No cleats are permitted and a copy of each participant’s birth certificate must be presented at registration.
Congratulations to Syosset runners Nicole Skidmore and Bert Jablon, who scored with awards in the Sands Point Preserve 5 Kilometer Sprint for the Feinstein Institute, held on the grounds of the Sands Point preserve on Saturday morning, Aug. 15. A total of 350 runners successfully completed the 5 Kilometer (3.107 Miles) course.
How many people from the United States get the opportunity to travel to Israel with a group of friends and live there for a month? How many athletes have the honor of representing their country in an international competition playing the sport they love as the sole participant from their hometown? And how many teenagers get to do all of these things while celebrating their 16th birthday?
The Town of Oyster Bay will host the Supervisor’s Challenge, a NCAA Division 1 College Soccer Showdown, at John J. Burns Town Park on Merrick Road in Massapequa on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. The contest, featuring NCAA powers St. John’s University and Hofstra University, will showcase some of the area’s best soccer talent. Admission is free.
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!
The public event, billed as the Night of Prospects, was organized by Bob Duffy’s Ring Promotions, a local boxing promotions company, and was fully sanctioned by the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC).
Once again, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and the Williams sisters will not be playing in the 29th edition of the “Stop World Hunger” Tennis Tournament. However, recreational tennis players from 50 communities across Long Island are expected to take part.
The 29th annual Stop World Hunger Tennis Tournament will be taking place between Aug. 29 and Nov. 8. Divisions are set up according to ability levels and geographic locations. Players schedule their own matches at mutually convenient times and sites.
For over 10 years, the North Shore Synagogue “Walk-a-Maniacs” have participated in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Great Strides Walk. On May 30, members of the North Shore Synagogue “Walk-a-Maniacs” joined more than 1,500 participants at Hofstra University to enjoy a fun family event and to help raise awareness and critical funds for life saving research, education and care programs for Cystic Fibrosis (CF), a fatal genetic disease. At one of four walk sites on Long Island, the Hofstra group helped raise almost $850,000 collectively. Through this year’s Great Strides Campaign, the CF Foundation hopes to raise $46 million nationally.
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