Michelle O'Neill Foundation
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Long Beach, NY 11561

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LI Herald 9/14/17
LI Herald 9/14/17
By Bridget Downes Hundreds of people packed Laurelton Boulevard beach on Sept. 9 for the 21st annual Michelle O’Neill Volleyball Tournament — one of the largest events in Long Beach. The tournament, which draws both competitive and recreational players, is organized each year by Carol O’Neill, mother of Michelle and president of the Michelle O’Neill Foundation. The event honors Michelle, who died of cancer in 1996 at age 24. This year’s theme was “Choose Happy,” Carol said. “In spite of her illness, she always seemed to maintain such an upbeat, positive attitude and it was quite contagious,” she added.   The proceeds will be donated to organizations that benefit children with cancer, such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Ronald McDonald House, St. Jude’s Research Hospital, the American Cancer Society and the Frances Pope Foundation, among others, although most of the funds are given to families with children who are undergoing cancer treatment to relieve some of the financial burden. It’s too early to tell how much money was raised, Carol said, but added that “it’s safe to say that it was the biggest turnout and the highest number of donations to date.” There were 388 teams that played across 61 nets, she continued, and the winner of the 4-man competitive game was “BBB” while the winner of the 6-man competitive game was “Two Legit Two Hit.” A team called “Chewblocker” won best team name. Music was provided by DJ E.J. Weston, who was joined by Jahstix who performed reggae tunes. Swingbelly’s BBQ provided pulled pork sandwiches to all in attendance, and John Barnes, the master of ceremonies, led the opening ceremony and introduced Rev. Father Frank Shannon of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea in Far Rockaway who blessed everyone. Molly O’Neill, Carol’s 13-year-old niece, sung “God Bless America” and children who were helped by the foundation joined her and others on stage. The event also featured a hot dog wagon donated by Anthony DiBartoli that was manned by Gerry Snell, Jane Blackburn and other volunteers who Carol called “volley-teers.” “We are so grateful for the help offered by the City of Long Beach,” Carol said, “Especially the Recreation, Police, Public Works and Sanitation Departments, and for the community of Long Beach. I don’t know if our fundraiser could be as successful as it is anywhere else. We are truly blessed.” http://www.liherald.com/longbeach/stories/annual-volleyball-tournament-benefits-children-with-cancer,95588
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2017 Newsletter
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Michelle O'Neill Way
Michelle O'Neill Way
On Friday, May 27, 2016, the City of Long Beach dedicated Oregon Street in Long Beach, NY as Michelle O’Neill Way at a street naming ceremony conducted by Police Commissioner Michael Tagney, City Manager Jack Schnirman and City Council President Len Torres. It is an honor and very meaningful for Oregon Street to bear Michelle’s name since Oregon Street was home to Michelle for all her life. It is an honor and a tribute to the Foundation that bears her name, the Michelle O’Neill Foundation to benefit children with cancer, and we are very grateful for this extraordinary acknowledgement.
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Herald 9/17/15
Herald 9/17/15
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2014 Herald Coverage
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 Carol O'Neill Receives the Big Sister Award
Carol O'Neill Receives the Big Sister Award
Carol O'Neill received the Big Sister award from Project Challenge on October 25, 2013. "For generosity and support of the Long Beach Community and to children afflicted with Cancer." Photo: Carol O'Neill and Gregory Nyman
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2013 Herald Article
2013 Herald Article
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Carol O'Neill Named Grand Marshall of 2008 Irish Day Parade
Carol O'Neill Named Grand Marshall of 2008 Irish Day Parade
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Woman of the Year Awarded to Carol O'Neil
Woman of the Year Awarded to Carol O'Neil
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Volleyball Tourney a Smashing Success
Volleyball Tourney a Smashing Success
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Michelle O'Neill

SPECIAL ALERT MESSAGE:

Volleyball XXI
Saturday 9/9/17*
Laurelton Boulevard Beach

8:00am Check-in Begins
9:00am Tournament Begins

Throughout the day:
Raffles & 50/50 Sales
Prize Announcements
DJ, Kids? Tent, SmileyWear

Sunset:
Awards Presentation to 1st Place Competitive Teams

 

*Rain Date 9/10/17

Stats

Long Trunks - 4 man competitive

Tito's on the Rocks - 6 man competitive


Net/Team Totals

4 Comp - 12 nets (72 teams)

6 Comp - 26 nets (157 teams)

6 Rec - 19 nets (131) teams


Total - 360 Teams on 57 nets

 

Best Team Name: Tequila Mockingbird

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