The major event of the summer will be the 34th annual Awards Ceremony, which traditionally honors Floral Park Recreation Center campers for outstanding play in the 10 major camps. This year’s ceremony is scheduled for Thursday night, Aug. 18, at 7:30 p.m., by the recreation center stage area. Winning individuals and teams will be presented with medals and trophies. More than 200 individual awards, as well as a souvenir for every camper, will be part of the evening’s festivities. The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the “Camper of the Summer” award to the outstanding boy and girl participants. Light refreshments will follow the ceremony.
Sports campers this week have been competing in girls’ soccer and boys’ volleyball. There are a total of four divisions, two levels and more than 100 girls and boys enthusiastically competing for the final championships of the season. Junior finals for volleyball and soccer are at 9:20 a.m. and the senior championship contests will be held at 10:50 a.m. on Championship Thursday, Aug. 18. Parents are cordially invited to the finals. The girls’ soccer campers for Week 7 were Caroline Turner, Marisa Fernandez and Erin Ring. More than 60 junior and senior boys have enjoyed drills and games during the past week of volleyball camp. Outstanding volleyball players are Mark Cunningham, James and Cameron Hedquist.
The final week of the recreation department’s sponsored offerings features many exciting events for the nearly 2,000 youth and adults who participated in the summer 2016 Programs.
Adult volleyball and basketball were completed this past week. In the men’s competitive volleyball division, Off In The Woods completed a perfect seaon in the championship round. In the evening basketball league, behind 12 points by Billy Barry, Fallons captured the title by defeating Trinity’s 54-30. In the A Division finals, top-ranked Novus, with Mark Re hitting for 23 points, defeated Sharknado to win the championship by a final score of 68-48. All final championship winners will be listed on the official village web site, www.fpvillage.org.
Registration for the 2016 Jim Krug Fall Tennis Classic is ongoing. The next registration date is Sunday, Aug. 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. Preliminary rounds begin on the weekend of Sept. 10 and 11. The registration fee is $25 for one division and $5 for each additional division, the 2016-17 Village of Floral Park (VFP) resident leisure pass or the 2016 VFP resident pool pass is required for registration.
Although the adult summer season came to a rousing championship conclusion on Aug. 11, teams and players interested in continuing the volleyball season will have an opportunity to do so this coming fall. There are plans in place for the recreation department to have a six-week fall season. Depending on the number of registered teams, each team would play a minimum of three matches per week. The fall adult night volleyball program would commence in early September and conclude in mid-October. Interested team captains should call the Shelter House (516-326-6334) for complete details.