Parks, Recreation & Museums

Posted on: October 8, 2014

Mangano and Former U.S. Olympic Coach to Raise Money for the Safe Center L.I.

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joins with United States Olympic Coach and current Korean American Businessman Grand Master Yeon Hwan Park in announcing that the 2014 New York Open TaeKwonDo Championships/Korean Cultural Festival will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 9:00 a.m., at Nassau County’s Mitchel Athletic Complex, located at 1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd in Uniondale.

The proceeds of this year’s New York Open TaeKwonDo Championships/Korean Cultural Festival will benefit The Safe Center LI. The Safe Center LI assists in saving and changing the lives of the victims of domestic or dating abuse, child abuse, and rape and sexual assault.

“I am so grateful to Grand Master Y.H. Park for his continuous generosity that helps great causes like The Safe Center LI,” said County Executive Mangano. “I encourage residents to take the opportunity to attend and enjoy the 2014 New York Open TaeKwonDo Championships/Korean Cultural Festival and help support a worthy cause.”

The 2014 New York Open TaeKwonDo Championships/Korean Cultural Festival will consist of competitions in forms, pairs forms, sparring, board breaking, weapons and Team Demo Competition. Highlighting this year’s event will be amazing Korean Cultural performances and a showcase of National Level competitors during our Opening Ceremony. Nia Sanchez, Miss Nevada USA, will be making a special appearance. She is a fourth degree black belt in TaeKwonDo, which she began practicing when she was eight years old.

This exciting sports and cultural event will feature seminars prior to and during the festival, which include Korean style food, Korean cultural performances, the Korean Percussion team, a traditional Korean sushi making demonstration, plus much more.

This event is recognized by the World TaeKwonDo Federation and sanctioned by the United States TaeKwonDo Leaders Union. In addition to being supported by Nassau County, the event is sponsored by Flushing Bank, FSB, The Korean Cultural Service of NY, AT Center of New York, Dynamics World, Korea Tourism Organization and Korean Cuisine Globalization Committee of East Coast, USA.

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