Earlier this year, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced
that the County had once again partnered with Levittown's Y.H. Park’s Taekwondo Academy
the 7th Annual New York Open Taekwondo Championship/Korean Cultural Festival on
Saturday, Oct. 20 at Chaminade High School.
The festival provided young athletes with the
opportunity to showcase their abilities and hone their skills. This year, the event was a tremendous success and was attended by over 450 competitors
and approximately another 1,000 spectators.
To show their appreciation,
Y.H. Park donated the $3,500 raised from admission fees collected at the
Festival to the North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center.
Andrew Malekoff, Executive Director and CEO, was on hand to accept the
check on behalf of North Shore.
funds will support a community-based agency
that has been a vital part of the fabric of life on Long Island for more than a
half century, offering services that are child-centered, family-focused and
needs-driven," Malekoff said.
Currently an East Meadow resident, Y.H. Park is a former United States
Olympic Coach and was the undefeated Korean national Taekwondo champion from
1971-75. He has also authored seven books about the martial art.
Taekwondo, a Korean Martial
Art, enjoys popularity throughout the world and holds the unique position as a
Martial Art, Korean cultural export, and World Olympic Sport.
Pictured from left are Master David
Hayes, Taekwondo Instructor Michael Ciaccio, Mrs. Jung Park, Nassau County
Executive Edward P. Mangano,
Andrew Malekoff, LCSW, CASAC Executive Director and CEO of the North
Shore Child and Family Guidance Center Located in Roslyn Heights, Marc
Zirogiannis of the Y.H. Park Center, Y.H. Park United States Olympian and Adjunct
Professor at Long Island University, Taekwondo Instructor David Zabransky and
Master Edward Park.
Y.H. Park Taekwondo Academy
is located at 3701 Hempstead Tpke. in Levittown. For more info. please visit their website.
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