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Off the Field: Hoban race in Brooklyn

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

On Sunday, Sept. 20, at 10 a.m., the 10th Annual Police Officer Chris Hoban Memorial Run will be held in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

Chris Hoban was a New York City Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty on Oct. 18, 1988. All proceeds raised will be contributed to the Police Alumni Scholarship Fund of Xaverian High School. The race will start and finish at Xaverian High School, 71st St. and Shore Road, Brooklyn. The course will wind along Bay Ridge streets and the waterside Promenade of New York Harbor.

This fund-raiser reaches beyond the members of the NYPD. It has become a real community event with the run, health walk and pee wee runs as well as a post-race barbecue.

A post-race benefit party, with live music, will take place at 2 p.m. at Dillon’s at 87th St. and 4th Ave. in Bay Ridge. Admission is $10. Runners, free entry with race number. For information contact Xaverian High School at (718) 836-7100; Rosemary McKenna (212) 979-0172; Marie Lane (718) 836-7100.

Franciscan Health Care Games dinner

The annual Franciscan Health Care Games celebration dinner will take place Sept. 19 at the Sheraton, in New York. The honorees will be Boston Celtics coach Rick Pitino and his wife, Joanne; jockey Julie Krone; Thomas Moran, president and CEO of Mutual of America, and Will Radcliff, chairman of Slush Puppie.

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In addition to the celebration dinner, there will be several weekend sports events: the celebrity pro-am golf tournament on Sept. 17 at Knollwood Country Club; the Marcus O’Sullivan 5K challenge on Sept. 19 in Central Park; and the Franco Harris celebrity pro-am tennis tournament on Sept. 19 at Tennisport, in Long Island City. For information, call (212) 838-2660.

Barnabas soccer training

The three St. Barnabas soccer teams have resumed training on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 p.m. at Evander Child High School on Gun Hill Road. Interested players should call Brian Conway at (914) 237-1570.

Rugby practice

The Forest Hills Men’s Rugby Club will hold open practices until the end of September every Thursday night at 7 p.m. in Flushing Meadow Park at the field next to Jewel Avenue. Current college players and new players welcome. For information, call (212) 435-8727 or http://fhrugby.org.

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