NHP-Mineola Runners Club rewards boy scout troop

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Running Club members Nassau County District Court Judge Scott Fairgrieve and Stephen Cipot, with Scoutmaster Rob Koubek, and Boy Scout Troop 544 at Manor Oaks School.

Members of the New Hyde Park-Mineola Runner’s Club met with Boy Scout Troop 544 at the Manor Oaks Elementary School and rewarded the troop for their support at the club’s 41st annual U.S.A. Long Island Division Championship 8k race and community event of June 3 at the Denton Avenue School.

Troop 544 managed one of the water stations at the race and provided other critical support. The troops’ help contributed to making this year’s race/community event the most successful ever. The runners club looks forward to helping sponsor the troop’s projects in the coming year.

Proceeds from NHP-Mineola Running Club’s annual race/community event help to sponsor local community organizations. The runners’ main charity is the Nassau County Firefighter’s Operation Wounded Warrior program, which provides benefits and services to wounded Long Island veterans above and beyond what the VA provides, including to veterans living in greater New Hyde Park-Mineola area. Supported organizations include Boy Scout Troop 298 in Williston Park, Troop 544 in NHP, and the Garden City Park Ambulance Corps.

The runners also helped sponsor an Eagle Scout’s 9/11 memorial monument that was recently dedicated during an official ceremony next to the Stewart Manor Fire Department.

The runners club’s 42nd annual championship 8k race community event is anticipated to be in early June 2019 at the Denton Avenue School. For information on how to become a sponsor, volunteer, and learn about the club, contact Harold Axelrod the club president at bcshja@msn.com or Stephen Cipot at Stephenjcipot@hotmail.com. Visit the club’s website at https://www.newhydeparkrunners.com.

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