About 100 swimmers of all ages participated Saturday morning in a Swim Across America event in Gardiner’s Bay that raised an estimated $65,000 for cancer research and for Fighting Chance, “the best provider of services to cancer patients on the planet,” in the words of Gerry Oakes, chairman of Swim Across America’s volunteer Nassau-Suffolk committee.
“It wasn’t a race,” Oakes later said, “though people can if they want to. It’s about swimming together for a great cause.”
With eight games to go as of Tuesday, the Montauk Mustangs, a first-year entry in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League, needed to win four to earn a playoff berth.
While the playoffs may not be in the cards, the season, according to the Mustangs’ coach, Jason Szafarski, has gone “really well. We’re probably among the top two in the league in attendance. The field is beautiful, I just hope they maintain it.”