Unlimited Rides for $10 Saturday at Playland Benefits Cooley’s Anemia Foundation

first_imgPlayland’s Castaway Cove,Boardwalk at 10th-11th,Ocean City, NJWith the purchase of a $10 wristband, Playland’s Castaway Cove will offers unlimited ride access from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 26.All proceeds will benefit the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation. The fundraiser was organized, in part, by Frank Pileiro, an Ocean City resident whose daughter, Rachel, lives with the relatively rare blood disorder.Rachel is an 8-year-old second-grader at Ocean City Primary School.Playland is on the Ocean City Boardwalk between 10th and 11th streets. The event will feature raffles for everything from beach tags to restaurant gift certificates. T-shirts will be available.Pileiro said the genetic disease requires Rachel to receive blood transfusions every three weeks. But while it used to be rare for children with Cooley’s Anemia to live beyond their teens, researchers are making progress in extending their lives.Rachel Pileiro“The people at Playland have been wonderful,” Pileiro said.Read more about the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation and the Ocean City event.last_img read more

CECAFA Women’s Championship: Crested Cranes out to maintain fine start

first_img Tags: CECAFA Women’s Championship 2019crested cranesDjiboutiEthiopiafaridah bulegaFazilah IkwaputHassifah Nassuna The Crested Cranes won 13-0 in their first game. (PHOTO/FUFA)CECAFA Women’s Championship 2019Uganda vs EthiopiaChamazi Stadium, Dar es SalaamTuesday, 19-11-2019 @4:30pmThe Crested Cranes will be hoping to continue flying at the 2019 CECAFA Women’s Championship when they take on Ethiopia at the Chamazi Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.Faridah Bulega’s side annihilated Djibouti 13-0 in their opening game and will hope to add three more points to their Group B tally, against a decent Ethiopia side.The win on Sunday was straight forward and asked less questions of the Crested Cranes who were rampant from the word go.However, Ethiopia is one of the stronger sides in the competition and Bulega and her charges will need to be at their best that is if they will walk away with a second victory.The Crested Cranes will be expected to at least score goals against an Ethiopia side that lost 2-0 in their opening game against Kenya.With Juliet Nalukenge who helped herself to five goals on Sunday and the pair of Hassifah Nassuna and Fazila Ikwaput (scored a hattrick each), Bulega has players capable of finding the back of the net, at her disposal.Nalukenge has been in inspired form throughout the last couple of months. She was the top scorer at the recently concluded COSAFA Cup where she scored 18 goals.She will be the player to watch and the Kawempe Moslem striker is ready for the task ahead.“I scored five in the last game and hoping to continue on the same path, Nalukenge noted after Monday’s training session.“I for one, I am ready for the game against Ethiopia and hopefully I can help my team win.”Uganda is currently on top of Group B, level on points with Kenya but with a better goal difference.The other Group B game between Kenya and Djibouti will be played at the same venue at 2pm.Comments last_img read more