By Eden Laikin
CHARITY BASEBALL GAME TO BENEFIT AMERICA’S VETDOGS
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano commended an Oceanside middle school student last week, for organizing a charity baseball tournament to benefit America’s Vet Dogs. Jeremey Feder, 12, started the tournament as his “mitzvah” project for his bar mitzvah. A team of 10-12 year olds played several games during the Sept 18 tournament . The tournament fees, as well as proceeds from food, drinks and raffles sold at the tournament’s opening night, will go directly to the charity.
ANNUAL LI CRUIZIN’ FOR A CURE CAR SHOW
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano joined LI Cruizin’ for a Cure this past weekend, for their 2016 Car Show, an annual fundraiser to support free Prostate Cancer Testing and Education. Winthrop University Hospital provided free onsite prostate cancer screening at the show, which was held at Sears Automotive Center on Routes 106/107 in Hicksville. Since its founding, Cruzin’ has donated $90,000 to Winthrop University Hospital and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory for research. County Executive Mangano reminded residents to “get tested early and know the risk factors. Knowledge is power.”
MANGANO JOINS CHILEAN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano welcomed to Nassau County, the Consul General of Chile – Honorable Francisco Del Campo – to celebrate Chile’s Independence Day. The Day, which commemorates the historic events of the Chilean War of Independence, is celebrated every year on September 18. Guests at the event sang both the Chilean and National Anthems and there were several cultural presentations. “As we gather here today we are provided with a great opportunity to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of the Chilean- American community not only here in Nassau County, but across the county,” Mangano said. “Everyone here today has played a very important role in the growth of Nassau County – contributing greatly to our economic well-being and dedicated to improving Nassau County for all of its residents.”
REMARKS AT PROCUREMENT CONFERENCE
In remarks at the 2016 Long Island Community and Economic Development Conference last week, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano spoke about a “myriad of economic development opportunities emerging in Nassau County” and reiterated his commitment to enhance Minority, Women, Veteran and Small Business participation and development.” The County’s Office of Minority Affairs has nearly tripled the amount of MWBE opportunities by expanding participation to 8,000 eligible bidders. About 1,000 business owners/professionals attended the event – which is the region’s largest procurement conference for small businesses with a focus on MWBE and Veteran-Owned Firms.