Nassau County, NY - April 25, 2014 - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced three benefit events aimed at keeping the Nassau County Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged alive for a 30th year. On April 28th, the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick on Long Island will host a “Taste the Flavors of the Emerald Isle” benefit at Hofstra University. On April 30th, California Pizza Kitchen in Westbury, Huntington and Lake Grove will donate 20% of proceeds to the Games from patrons displaying a “Pizza with a Purpose” promotional flyer. On May 20th, County Executive Mangano will also host a benefit and charity auction at H.R. Singletons in Bethpage.
The 2014 Nassau County Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged will take place May 29th through May 31st at Mitchel Athletic Complex and Nassau Community College. Athletes will compete in track, field, slalom, archery, swimming, wheelchair basketball and table tennis. Participants - ranging from ages 5 to 21 - face disabilities including blindness, visually impaired, deaf, hearing impaired, spinal cord injured, amputees and those who have cerebral palsy, dwarfism and other physical challenges.
The cost of participation in the Games is free and the numbers of athletes increase each year, boasting over 1,000. The dedication brought forth by the parents, families, teachers, coaches and volunteers are critical to the success of the Games. Operating with a small staff, the Games are facilitated by those who return year after year to a program they love.
April 28th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. - Taste the Flavors of the Emerald Isle at Hofstra University’s David Mack Hall, located at 1000 Hempstead Turnpike in Hempstead. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Dom Lavin at (516) 463-6051.
April 30th - Pizza with a Purpose flyer promotion at the following California Pizza Kitchen locations: 1256 Old Country Road in Westbury (516) 683-3338, 160 route 110 in Huntington (631) 423-7565 and at 618 Smith-Haven Mall in Lake Grove (631) 382-9610. To obtain a promotional flyer, please contact email@example.com or call (516) 572-0255.
May 20th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - County Executive Mangano’s Victory Games Benefit and Charity Auction at H.R. Singletons, located at 150 Hicksville in Bethpage. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (516) 572-0255.