A sports equipment drive kicked off in East Meadow Wednesday at the Nassau County Aquatic Center in Eisenhower Park.
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano joined representatives from Children’s Sport Connection and Adults and Children with Learning & Developmental Disabilities, Inc. (ACLD).
Local children and their parents made the first donations, including Erica Rodriquez and his father Robert of Massapequa; Patrick Duffy of Massapequa; JP KilCullen of Garden City; Dean D’Accolti of Seaford; Kevin Duggan of Franklin Square; Anthony D’Accolti of Seaford; Matthew Field and his parents, Marc and Lori Field, of East Rockaway; Sam Moser of Baldwin; Matt Unterberg of Merrick; Matt Brown of Hewlett; Evan Zaransky of East Rockaway; Tyler Peresiper of East Rockaway; Ryan Wainer of East Rockaway; Chris Altomare of Bellmore; Adam Greene of Merrick; and Kara Ognibene of Merrick.
The month-long drive is collecting gently used sports equipment now through Nov. 15. All donated items will benefit ACLD as well as children from various county programs, Mangano said.
Gently used and new golf clubs, baseball mitts, tennis racquets, skates, balls – and any other sports-related items – can be dropped off at the following locations:
- Nassau County Executive’s Office, 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola
- Nassau County Aquatic Center-Eisenhower Park, Merrick Avenue south of Stewart Avenue, East Meadow
- Cedar Creek Park-3340 Merrick Road, Seaford
- Wantagh Park-1 King Road, Wantagh
- Christopher Morley Park-500 Searingtown Road, Roslyn/North Hills
- Ticket Office at Eisenhower Golf-Eisenhower Park, East Meadow
- Rev. Arthur Mackey Sr. Park-Lakeside Drive and Washington Road, Roosevelt
- Mitchel Athletic Complex-1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Uniondale
- North Woodmere Park-Branch Boulevard and Hungry Road, North Woodmere
- Grant Park-Broadway and Sheridan Avenue, Hewlett
- Cantiague Park-480 W John Street, Hicksville
- Old Bethpage Village Restoration-1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage