Nassau County Sports Commission
The Nassau County Sports Commission is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization created to enhance the quality of life of Nassau County, New York, residents through the promotion of physical fitness, healthy activity and positive sportsmanship to combat childhood obesity and performance-enhancing drug use within our community. The foundation of the Nassau County Sports Commission is community-wide health education and sports recognition.
"Salute to Champions" Awards Dinner
Nassau County's elite high school and collegiate student athletes and coaches are honored annually at the Nassau County Sports Commission's "Salute to Champions" Awards Dinner where the above awards are also presented rounding into an all star recognition event for the community.
In Summer 2007, the Nassau County Sports Commission, working with Nassau County's "Healthy Nassau" initiative, installed a fitness trail in Eisenhower Park for use by Nassau County residents of all ages. These fitness stations will cover a two-mile walking path and promote physical activity while teaching residents how to maximize their physical fitness experience. In summer 2008, a new Nassau County Sports Commission fitness trail was installed in Wantagh Park. A third fitness trail in Nassau County can also be found in Christopher Morley Park.
Educational Pocket Guides
The Nassau County Sports Commission publishes and distributes educational pocket guides aimed at educating parents and youth on childhood obesity prevention, positive sportsmanship tips and the perils of performance-enhancing drugs.
Equipment Granting Program
The Nassau County Sports Commission has granted ice hockey, roller hockey, lacrosse and tennis equipment to the Nassau County, New York Department of Parks and Recreation and the Children's Sports Connection to be distributed and used by Nassau County youth that are in need.