The Town of North Hempstead and Friends of Port Rowing’s 4th Annual Row for Autism Regatta on April 18 at North Hempstead Beach Park. Since 2012, the event has raised funds for Port Rowing’s adaptive rowing program and for Autism Speaks, the autism advocacy organization. The adaptive rowing program partners rowers with special needs, including autism and physical disabilities, with ablebodied peers. Participants row in practice and competition events.
Pictured at the event are (L-R) Adam Seider, Justin Leu, and Lucas Cowen of Port Washington High School Rowing, Dimitri Kessaris of Manhasset, Peter Rooney of Port Washington High School Rowing, Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos, Kristel Morreale, Nick Papadolpoulos, and Michael Machman and Nicole Rosenberg of Port Washington High School Rowing.