Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, along with Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter, joined the NY Open TaeKwonDo Organizing Committee in presenting a $4,100 donation to the Nassau County Police Benevolent Association (PBA) Widow and Orphan’s Fund from proceeds raised at the 2016 New York Open TaeKwonDo Championships and Korean Cultural Festival held on Saturday, October 22nd at Mitchel Field in Uniondale.
This year marked the 10th Anniversary of the tournament and festival, which consisted of: competitive sparring; board breaking; individual and pair forms; competitive weapons; as well as a Team Demo Competition. It also featured Korean Cultural Performances, including the Fan Dance, Korean Percussion team and Korean cooking demonstrations.
The PBA Widows’ and Children’s Fund, Inc. (the “Fund”) provides aid and assistance to widows, widowers and eligible dependents of police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Eligibility is defined as all widows, widowers and children of active police officers who lose their lives in the line of duty as the Directors may deem either worthy of or otherwise in need of relief or assistance. Benefits are determined on a yearly basis, by a majority vote of the committee established to oversee procedures. Benefits provided to eligible beneficiaries vary on a yearly basis, depending on, among other things, the availability of funds.
Pictured above from left to right: Aeji Kim, Supporting Chairperson; Y.B. Choi, Co-chairperson; Sandra and James Mun of Jericho, both Co-chairs; Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano; Olympic Champion Grand Master Y.H. Park of Levittown; Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter; Jason Aptekar of Merrick, Tournament Instructor; and Edward Park.