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Sports Round-Up, May 7

Devon Cajuste, who starred on the Holy Cross H.S., Flushing, football team, signed with the San Francisco 49ers. He played his college football as a wide receiver for Stanford University, Calif.

Though he was not selected in the recent NFL draft, Cajuste was on the 49ers’ radar after a strong showing during his pro day. Last season, he had 383 receiving yds. and three touchdowns for the Cardinal.

He projects as either a wide receiver or tight end in the NFL.

 

Msgr. McClancy H.S., East Elmhurst, varsity baseball pitcher Frank Alberico threw a perfect game on April 30 against All Hallows H.S., the Bronx. He had 13 strikeouts in seven shutout innings of work.

 

The Swim Strong Foundation, a nonprofit community-based organization dedicated to saving lives through water safety education and teaching swimming skills, is set to host its fourth annual National Water Safety Awareness Day on Saturday, May 14.

There will be two sessions, one in Brooklyn and one in Queens: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Brooklyn Sports Club, 1540 Van Siclen Ave., and 2-5 p.m. at Far Rockaway H.S., 8-21 B25th St.

Water Safety Awareness Day is a global event dedicated to the prevention of drowning. The event’s purpose is to focus community attention on critical issues that support safety in and around the water. Activities include community swim lessons starting at age 6 or older, CPR training and water safety and health/nutrition workshops.

Statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention show that 10 people drown in the U.S. every day, and other than birth defects, drowning is the leading cause of death in children ages 1-4. Swimming lessons could reduce childhood drowning by 88 percent.

“We use this day to partner with others in the community who want healthy and safe outcomes for all residents,” said Shawn Slevin, Swim Strong’s executive director and the former head swimming coach at St. Sebastian’s parish, Woodside.

There is no charge for participation. Registration takes place the day of the event at the locations.

For more information on the Swim Strong Foundation, visit www.SwimStrongFoundation.org.

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