Sports Round-Up Sept. 7

For the ninth straight year, St. John’s University, Jamaica, will host a Dribble for the Cure event, Sept. 21. The school’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will partner with the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) to help raise funds for pediatric cancer research.

The players and coaches will lead participants in a 30-minute walk around campus dribbling basketballs. The goal is to raise $50,000 toward saving the lives of children battling cancer.

All proceeds benefit the PCRF Laboratory directed by Doctor Mitchell S. Cairo at the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and New York Medical College. Cairo’s work has increased rates of survival among childhood cancer patients. 

For information and to donate, visit

The local Swim Strong Foundation, founded by former St. Sebastian, Woodside, Catholic Youth Organization swimming coach Shawn Slevin, will offer free swimming lessons to military veterans.There will be sessions at Jamaica H.S. on Wednesdays from Sept. 11 – Oct. 30 (7-8 p.m.) and at Medgar Evers College on Saturdays from Sept. 7 – Oct. 26 (9-10 a.m.).

To register, contact