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Issued by: Council Member Erin King Sweeney

With Hempstead Town’s First Co-Ed Beach Volleyball League

Hempstead Town Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney wants to make sure residents know that registration is now open for Hempstead Town’s first-ever Co-Ed Beach Volleyball League, which will begin at Town Park Point Lookout in May.

“I am so proud to be launching this fun new activity that will keep residents healthy and fit, in my district,” said Councilwoman King Sweeney. “What says summer on Long Island more than a great game of beach volleyball?”

The 10-week program is open to all Town of Hempstead residents, 18 years of age and older. Games will be played in the evening at beautiful Town Park Point Lookout. Co-ed teams of 4’s and 6’s are welcome. There will be both Tuesday and Thursday leagues and both competitive and recreational divisions are available. Each player will receive a t-shirt.

There are many benefits of playing volleyball. Itl is a great way to exercise many different parts of the body and is a fun way to burn calories. Harvard Medical School reports a person can burn up to 480 calories during an hour-long game of beach volleyball. The sport also allows players to develop great team-building skills and improves balance, hand-eye coordination and reflexes.

“I am a very strong supporter of the American Heart Association and volleyball is a great way to stay heart healthy. By getting your heart rate up, your body will circulate more blood and nutrients throughout your body, which improves your overall health,” noted Councilwoman King Sweeney. “I encourage our residents to take part in this great new Town of Hempstead program that is good for you and fun at the same time!”

For more information about the Town of Hempstead 2018 Co-Ed Beach Volleyball League, please call Lonnie Werner at 516-292-9000, ext. 7244. Visit the Beach Volleyball webpage to fill out application and liability form.