On March 28th,
Legislator Steven J. Flotteron congratulated two exceptional charities in Suffolk
County. The inaugural
Mardi Gras Run to the Great South Bay Brewery was a success from all
standpoints, and enabled The Greater Long Island Runners Club to make $2,500 donations
to both the Bay Shore Athletic Sponsors and The Morgan Center in Brightwaters.
The Morgan Center is
dedicated to providing preschool age children who are undergoing treatment for
cancer the opportunity to interact and socialize in a safe environment.
Children on chemotherapy treatment have a suppressed immune system, and
otherwise could risk infection and serious illness by attending typical
preschool programs. The $2500 check was
accepted by Rod Zuch, the Founder of the Morgan Center, who currently serves as
one of the six Trustees.
President of the Bay
Shore Athletic Sponsors, Charlie Flood, accepted their $2,500 check. Their mission
is to provide conjunctive support to the interscholastic sports programs and
student athletes of the Bay Shore School District.
“Whenever we do an
event in a local area, we try to choose one or more local organizations as our
charitable beneficiaries,” said Running Club Race Director Ric DiVeglio. “Thanks
to the input of Great South Bay Brewery Founder Rick Sobotka, we were able to
choose two charities in the Bay Shore-Brightwaters area that are doing
extremely important work.”
presentation to Bay Shore Athletic Sponsors (L to R): Suffolk County Legislator
Steven J. Flotteron, Ian Wolff, Bay Shore Athletic Sponsors Vice President
Vickie Wolff , Susan Viverito-Winchester and Bay Shore Athletic Sponsors
Director Kelly Molloy, Rick Sobotka of Great South Bay, Bay Shore Athletic
Sponsors President Charlie Flood, GLIRC Race Director Ric DiVeglio, Tricia
Lemery of Great South Bay, Bay Shore Athletic Sponsors Treasurer Monica
Attisani, and Mardi Gras Run sponsor South Shore Outdoor Allan Sobel.
presentation to The Morgan Center (L to R): Suffolk County Legislator Steven J.
Flotteron, Great South Bay Founder and Brewmaster Rick Sobotka, The Morgan
Center’s Rod Zuch , GLIRC Race Director Ric DiVeglio, Great South Bay President
Tricia Lemery, and Mardi Gras Run sponsor South Shore Outdoor Allan Sobel.