American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc. and Independent Group Home Living Co-Sponsor and Participate in World Team Sports' Inaugural Coastal Team Challenge - Long Island

American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc. and Independent Group Home Living Co-Sponsor and Participate in World Team Sports' Inaugural Coastal Team Challenge - Long Island

Information contained on this page is provided by an independent third-party content provider. WorldNow and this Station make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. If you have any questions or comments about this page please contact pressreleases@worldnow.com.

SOURCE American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc.

HOLBROOK, N.Y., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc. (APFS) and Independent Group Home Living Program (IGHL) will co-sponsor and participate in Coastal Team Challenge - Long Island on August 12 – 13.  The event, hosted by World T.E.A.M Sports, a non-profit organization which organizes inclusive outdoor adventures between disabled and able-bodied athletes, will be the first of its kind on Long Island. For two days, five teams-two disabled athletes, each paired with an able-bodied coach in two-person kayaks-sporting such names as the Red Snappers, Green Gators and Blue Claws, will embark on a 22-nautical mile, non-competitive sea kayak trip along the Eastern shores of Long Island, N.Y.

Lee and an IGHL coach practice their kayaking techniques for the upcoming Coastal Team Challenge - Long Island. Lee loves sports and is quite an active man in his Southold IRA house on the east end of Long Island.

Lon Dolber, APFS' CEO and WTS board member, says "With Long Island's strong civic involvement, namely through non-profit organizations like IGHL, providing individuals and families with quality-of-life daily living programs and services throughout the area, Coastal Team Challenge - Long Island is a perfect event for fostering social inclusion and building social capital for the community at large."   

Following breakfast in Westhampton Beach, the teams will begin their trip, heading towards Pikes Beach at West Hampton Dunes for approximately 10 miles to Smith Point Park, with an overnight stay, camping on the beach. Teams will begin again the next morning and travel 12 miles until their final destination in Patchogue with a celebration at the Dublin Deck.

All participants have been training for weeks to prepare for the Coastal Team Challenge. Disabled athletes, specifically, have been working on building their physical strength through regularly scheduled fitness sessions and practice kayak runs throughout the summer.

"We are very excited to bring this event to IGHL's consumers and create opportunities that eliminate barriers and enable them to take on challenges they and their families might not have thought possible," adds IGHL CEO Walter Stockton.

Among the special athletes taking part in this year's challenge is Kevin McCann, whose family is the owner of the Long Island-based firm, 1-800-Flowers.

About American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc. (APFS)
About Independent Group Home Living (IGHL)
About World T.E.A.M Sports

Preston is enjoying his practice run for the upcoming Coastal Team Challenge - Long Island hosted by World T.E.A.M. Sports. An involved member of his community with the Knights of Columbus, Preston looks forward to being part of a team--The Blue Claws--sharing the experience with his teammates from American Portfolios and IGHL.

 

Sarah may bet petite but she is strong. She is quite an exceptional athlete with a heart to match. An avid swimmer, she is drawn to the water and will be in her element at the upcoming Coastal Team Challenge - Long Island.

Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140722/129607 
Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140722/129606 
Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140722/129608

CONTACT:
Melissa Grappone, VP of Corp. Comm.
PHONE:  631.870.8208
E-MAIL: mgrappone@americanportfolios.com 
OR:  Frank Lombardi, IGHL at: flombardi@ighl.org

©2012 PR Newswire. All Rights Reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Forecasters: Arizona to see wetter weather

    Forecasters: Arizona to see wetter weather

    A week after the Phoenix area received record rainfall, more heavy rain and the possibility of localized flooding are expected across much of Arizona.More >>
    A week after the Phoenix area received record rainfall, more heavy rain and the possibility of localized flooding are expected across much of Arizona.More >>
  • KSWT-TV NFL Football Schedule 2012-2013

    KSWT-TV NFL Football Schedule 2012-2013

    How to find KSWT-TV CBS System Channel Antenna (over the air) 13.1 Time Warner Cable 13 HD - Time Warner Cable 713 HD - Dish Network 13 Beam Speed(Welton) 13 Megacable - San Luis R.C. 91 Cablemas - MexicaliMore >>
    Click here to view our 2012 - 2013 KSWT TV CBS 13 NFL Football schedule.More >>
  • ADOT: I-17 partially closed after a fatal crash

    ADOT: I-17 partially closed after a fatal crash

    Northbound lanes of Interstate 17 have partially reopened after a fatal crash near Black Canyon City northwest of Phoenix.More >>
    Northbound lanes of Interstate 17 have partially reopened after a fatal crash near Black Canyon City northwest of Phoenix.More >>
  • 4 students hurt, 1 seriously, in Denver lab fire

    4 students hurt, 1 seriously, in Denver lab fire

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:51:40 GMT
    Four students suffered burns and at least one had serious injuries after a fire erupted Monday in a Denver high school chemistry laboratory, officials said.More >>
    Four students were burned and one suffered serious injuries Monday after a fire erupted in a Denver high school chemistry laboratory while the teacher was conducting a demonstration with methanol, officials said.More >>
  • Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

    Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:31 AM EDT2014-09-16 05:31:38 GMT
    Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.More >>
    A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people,...More >>
  • At least 19 deaths linked to faulty GM cars

    At least 19 deaths linked to faulty GM cars

    The number of people killed by faulty General Motors carsnow stands at 19, significantly higher than the 13 deaths previously disclosed by the automaker. Nineteen death claims have been found eligible for the GM compensation fund that's administered by attorney and compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg. That figure appears likely to rise, with fund deputy administrator Camille Biros telling CBS MoneyWatch that she expects the fund to approve additional eligible claims as the effort continues t...More >>
    The number of people killed by faulty General Motors carsnow stands at 19, significantly higher than the 13 deaths previously disclosed by the automaker. Nineteen death claims have been found eligible for the GM compensation fund that's administered by attorney and compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg. That figure appears likely to rise, with fund deputy administrator Camille Biros telling CBS MoneyWatch that she expects the fund to approve additional eligible claims as the effort continues t...More >>
  • Drug tunnel found in Mexicali

    Drug tunnel found in Mexicali

    Mexicali--Mexican police found a partially constructed drug tunnel near the U.S. border in Mexicali. Police said the tunnel was presumably being built by drug traffickers. Mexicali's police chief saidMore >>
    Mexican police found a partially constructed drug tunnel near the U.S. border in Mexicali. More >>
  • Border Watch: Smugglers caught

    Border Watch: Smugglers caught

    In Border Watch News, El Centro Sector Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Imperial Sand Dunes arrest five smugglers crossing into the U.S. via the dunes near Grays Well Road. The five men were carrying bundles of marijuana weigh just over two hundred pounds and worth an estimated street value of well over a hundred thousand dollars.More >>
    In Border Watch News, El Centro Sector Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Imperial Sand Dunes arrest five smugglers crossing into the U.S. via the dunes near Grays Well Road. The five men were carrying bundles of marijuana weigh just over two hundred pounds and worth an estimated street value of well over a hundred thousand dollars.More >>