Matt Csillag of Syosset recently became the USA National Junior Maccabi Golf Champion. Csillag shot scores of 69, 76 and 76 to win the qualifying tournament, which was held at PGA National on the Champions Course in West Palm Beach, Florida. The win qualifies Csillag to be a part of the United States Maccabi Team that will compete in the World Maccabi Games in Israel next summer. Csillag, who will be a junior at Syosset High School this fall, also recently qualified for the Metropolitan Amateur Championship, finishing tied for fifth place out of a field of 130 at Inwood Country Club, with a score of 73.
The Town of Oyster Bay will host a Soccer Festival on Saturday, Aug. 11 at John J. Burns Town Park in Massapequa. The event will feature the NCAA men’s and women’s soccer forces from Hofstra, Fairleigh Dickinson, Stony Brook and St. John’s Universities.
The NCAA women’s soccer game will begin at 4 p.m. with Hofstra University versus Fairleigh Dickinson University. The NCAA men’s soccer game will begin at 7 p.m. with Stony Brook University squaring off against St. John’s University.
Sensei Karen Lamb at Zanshin Self Defense Academy would like to congratulate Artharv Mehtani on achieving his Junior Black Belt. Zanshin Self Defense Academy is located at 334 Jackson Avenue, Syosset.
In its first year of international competition, Israel Lacrosse took the European Championships by storm by placing eighth in the international tournament while fielding a championship-winning team in the EC12 Festival Tournament.
While the executive board for Israel Lacrosse is working very hard to build the sport from the ground up with Israeli natives, the current roster and staff is mostly made up of Jewish Americans with Israeli passports or other deep ties to the country and the Jewish religion.
On Saturday, June 16, a great morning for baseball, the Jericho High School softball fields were packed again for the annual Strike Out Cancer charity event run by Taylor and Nikki Micelotta. This was the event’s third annual softball game fundraiser in which players and spectators all donated money and their time for the Don Monti Memorial Research Foundation. As in the previous two years, the approximately $8000 raised this year will go to assist cancer research, cancer education, fellowship programs and patient care. All the proceeds of Strike Out Cancer, collected over the past three years, now add up to $24,000.
The Mill Neck Family of Organizations hosted its Sixth Annual Spring Swing Invitational Golf Tournament on June 14 at the North Hills Country Club in Manhasset. Sunny skies and pleasant temperatures made a perfect day to tee off and to kickoff the “Restoring Hope, Building Dreams” campaign for Mill Neck’s Early Childhood Center (ECC). Part of the Mill Neck Family of Organizations, the ECC provides early and intensive assistance to children, ages 3 and 4, who may have deficits in speech, language/communication, cognitive and gross and fine motor development. This year’s Spring Swing proceeds will assist in funding the planned $800,000 much-needed building renovation project in order to upgrade and enhance the ECC’s internal structure and functionality.
On Sunday, July 22, a very special event will take place on the roads of Plainview: The 9th Annual Heart and Sole 5 Kilometer Run. Host Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC) is asking for the cooperation of local residents to help make the run successful and safe.
The club will be staging the run on behalf of the Plainview and Syosset Hospitals of North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System, with the proceeds earmarked to support the Plainview/Syosset Scholarship Fund for local students considering a career in a medically-related field and to support community services at Plainview and Syosset Hospitals to better serve patients.
Registration is now open for the 27th Annual Bethpage Federal Credit Union Ocean to Sound 50 Mile Relay. The date is Sunday, Sept. 23, and it’s not too early to start putting a team together for Long Island’s biggest running extravaganza, now celebrating its 27th year.
The relay brings the entire Long Island running community together for an annual September tradition, with 150 teams of eight runners each, traversing a 50-mile course that starts at Jones Beach State Park at 8 a.m., heads north and east through Wantagh, Seaford, Massapequa, Farmingdale and Old Bethpage before crossing into Huntington, hitting the Long Island Sound at Lloyd Harbor, returning to Nassau County via Cold Spring Harbor and Syosset, and then heading north again to a dramatic finish on the grounds of Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay. Each runner on the team covers a leg of between five and seven miles.
A crowd of more than a hundred novice runners showed up on the track at Bethpage High School on Wednesday evening, June 27, for the first session in the summer-long RunStart program conducted by the Greater Long Island Running Club under the auspices of County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums.
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