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Levittown Taekwondo Academy Donates $3,500 to Child and Family Guidance Center

North Shore accepts the check donated by Y.H. Park Taekwondo of Levittown. Credit: Nassau County
North Shore accepts the check donated by Y.H. Park Taekwondo of Levittown. Credit: Nassau County
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 for 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.

"The 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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