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Knickerbocker Cup At Manhasset

K_072514DThe 32nd Knickerbocker Cup Race at the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club (MBYC) has “never had a field of competitors this strong; half the field [is made up of] the top 20 in the world; all [are in] the top 50,” said Port Washington’s Sue Miller, principal race officer of the event, which runs Aug. 28-Aug. 31.

Races begin at 9:30 a.m. and continue as needed until sundown. Of the 10 teams competing, seven come from countries outside the United States.

The Knickerbocker Cup Race will be the third of four Grand Slam match races for the skippers and their five-member crews of the 40-foot racing yachts. The four-week series began in Chicago, Aug. 15, and moved to the Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit, Aug. 22. [Read more...]

Tennis Gals Make Sectionals

Tennis_082914AA tennis team that plays out of the new Christopher Morley Tennis Center on Searingtown Road made it to the USTA Section title in Schenectady.

The USTA 18 & over team competed and won against eight other teams from the Long Island area.

The team will be competing for the section title and a chance to compete in the USTA National Championships after summer ends. [Read more...]

U.S. Open Womens Draw

DSCN2444The 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.

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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″

Make A Wish Regatta

regattaOn 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...]

Health Fitness & Sports Expo

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...]

Sands Point Sprint

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...]

Cubs Are Victors

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Katie Oppo Memorial 5K

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...]

Mr. Met In Manhasset

DSCN2282Citi 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...]