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TOBAY Notebook: Family Football Day

The event will take place at Burns Park on Aug. 13.

The Town of Oyster Bay is hosting an opportunity for residents to learn from local players and coaches at Family Football Day at John J. Burns Town Park on Saturday, Aug. 13. 

“The day’s events represent a unique experience for residents of the town because the Head Coach of the Stony Brook University Seawolves has agreed to wear a microphone during the practice, giving attendees the perspective of being inside the huddle,” said Supervisor John Venditto. “Attendees will discover some of the complex strategy and nuances that go into a making top NCAA football program.”

Stony Brook University Head Football Coach Chuck Priore said the team is looking forward to the event. ""We're excited for the opportunity for work with youngsters, as well as scrimmage in front of our fans," he said.

The day’s festivities will begin with youth clinic from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. featuring players and coaches from Stony Brook University as instructors. A DJ will be on hand and there will be free a BBQ for clinic participants and their families.

Coach Priore will then give fans insight into the program and will run the Seawolves through a two-hour scrimmage beginning at 5 p.m. All fans are invited for an autograph session with the Stony Brook players following the scrimmage.

Registration Opened for Bluefish Tournament

The 26th Annual Town of Oyster Bay Bluefish Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, Sept.18.

 “The Town’s Bluefish Tournament is a great all-day sporting event with wonderful prizes and great camaraderie,” Councilman Chris Coschignano said.

The tournament runs from 4:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The entrance fee for the tournament, which is open to anglers of all ages, is $25 for town residents and $35 for non-residents. Registration is limited to the first 350 boats.

The registration form is available at all town facilities and at Oyster Bay Marine Supply, 294 South Street, Oyster Bay. All contestants must be pre-registered. Along with plaques, winners of first through tenth places will receive gift certificates ranging from $2,000 to $100.

Farmers Market Reminder

The Hicksville Farmers Market is running every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, through November 20. It is located adjacent to Kennedy Memorial Park, just north of the Railroad between Jerusalem Avenue and Broadway, and features an assortment of locally-grown fruits and vegetables, juices and preserves, fresh flowers, eggs, honey, cheese and more.

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