The USTA announced that world No. 1 and two-time defending US Open champion Serena Williams has been named the top seed in women’s singles at the 2014 US Open. The 2014 US Open will be played Aug. 25 – Sept. 8 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing. [Read more...]
Play for P.I.N.K. (Prevention, Immediate diagnosis, New technology, Knowledge) or (PFP) is a grassroots charity organization dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research through sporting and lifestyle events. On Tuesday, July 29, the Plandome Ladies’ Golf Organization held their annual golf, tennis, mah Jongg and bridge tournaments in support of this worthy cause. Chairpersons Karen Blum, Mary McGorry and their many supporters worked tirelessly until the last minute raising over $20,000. That will buy a lot of petri dishes…may it be one of these that finds the cure. Congratulations to Karen, Mary and all who participated in making the day a P.I.N.K.-fect success!
The winners were:
Low Gross: Jayne Cardascia, Susan Larocca, Mary Lou Johnson
Low Net: Deborah Kucharczyk, Lori Downey, Tara Baranello, Lauren Baranello
2nd Low Net: Doreen Crimmins, Cathy Dodge, Deirdre O’Connell, Lisbeth Shibley
3rd Low Net: Anne Baumann, Flo Musalo, Anita Schmidt, Debra Celebre
Longest Drive (Hole #12): Tracy Petracca
Longest Drive (Hole #16): Alyson Caligure
Straightest Drive: Lou Ann Gribbon
Closest to the Pin (Hole #3): Lou Ann Gribbon 4’9″
Closest to the Pin (Hole #11): Tara Baranello 8’5″
Closest to the Pin in Two (Hole #18): Janet Marron 3’11″
On Saturday, July 26, The Port Washington Jr. Yacht Club had a chance to partner with Make-A-Wish Foundation to raise funds for some of these game-changing wishes. This year there were 76 sailors of which 32 were in the “green” fleet, who are the youngest competitors. What a terrific partnership: kids doing what they love – sailing – and helping other kids have their special wish. And they have been doing this for 13 years.
Conner Johnston, PWYC, was the top fund-raiser for the second year in a row. He won the Walter “Duke” Dayton Memorial Trophy, which is given to the individual who raises the most pledge money in a given year. Samantha Maynard, Sea Cliff YC and Naadira Gafar, Douglaston Yacht Squadron, were 2nd and 3rd respectively. The juniors raised about $20,000, which translates into 4-5 wishes. [Read more...]
Dwight “Doc” Gooden, will speak about his longtime, and often public, struggles with drug addiction at Nassau County’s Annual Health, Fitness & Sports Expo on Saturday, Aug. 9. The family-friendly Expo, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mitchel Athletic Complex, is free and designed to introduce an array of healthy lifestyle alternatives to replace fast food and chronic video game playing. The Mitchel Field Athletic Complex is located at 1 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard in Uniondale. [Read more...]
Runners and walkers from Manhasset and all over Long Island and beyond are invited to join in the fun on one of the most unusual 5 Kilometer courses on Long Island at the Saturday, August 9 Sands Point Sprint at the Sands Point Preserve. [Read more...]
On Sunday, June 15, runners from all over Long Island came to run at the fourth annual Katie Oppo Memorial 5K. The runner first across the finish line was Michael Mariotti, general manager, owner and host of the famous local restaurant Cafe Continental. [Read more...]
Citi Retail Bank Mr. Met Visits will provide customers with a fun-filled day of excitement with their favorite mascot and a celebrated Mets legend. [Read more...]
Paddling around Manhasset Bay on Saturday, July 26, will not only be great fun for all but will also benefit the Community Chest, a non-profit organizations in Port Washington. This annual event, now in its 10th year, will begin at 10 a.m. with a bang, literally a blast from a canon, as participants take off in kayaks (or canoes) on Manhasset Bay.
At 12:30 p.m., upon hearing the canon fire again, paddlers go ashore and head for the town dock, where a raffle drawing is held. The lucky top prize winner will receive a kayak.
Everyone is welcome, and no experience is necessary.
To participate in the Town of North Hempstead Port Washington- Manhasset Bay Kayak Run, complete a registration form and submit it along with an entry fee: adults-$25 ($40 if paid on July 26, 2014) and under 21 years old -$5 ($25 if paid on July 26, 2014).
Registration forms are available at town dock, Atlantic Outfitters on Inspiration Wharf, West Marine in the Soundview Shopping Plaza, or at PortChest.org. Forms and entry fees can be dropped off at Atlantic Outfitters on Inspiration Wharf or the town dock.
Discounted kayak rentals will be available at Atlantic Outfitters. Please call Atlantic Outfitters in advance to reserve a kayak or if you have questions regarding kayaks at 516-767-2215. Participants are also welcome to bring their own kayak.
Kayaks may be launched from the town dock or Manorhaven Park.