atlanticleague.com


Army Vet/Fire Chief Recognized as Hero in the Community

01/12/2018 5:00 PM -

Ducks begin TD Bank “Take a Duck to Class” visits
 

(East Northport, N.Y., Jan. 12, 2018) – On Friday, January 12, the Long Island Ducks made their first school visit of the year as part of the annual TD Bank “Take a Duck to Class” essay contest. Megan Heffernan, a third grade student at Fifth Avenue Elementary School, was honored for submitting a winning essay on why her father, Daniel, is a hero in her community.

The school’s third grade class attended an afternoon assembly to honor Megan for her outstanding work. Members of the Ducks Street Team and representatives from TD Bank expressed their admiration for her writing. Megan was presented with a $50 Visa gift card by Eric Fishon, TD Bank Vice President of U.S. Field Marketing & Strategy, and Jennifer M. Arnold, TD Bank East Northport Store Manager. She was then invited up to read the essay aloud to her fellow students.

“I am so proud of my dad for all that he does and how he helps so many people in so many ways,” Megan recited from her work. “He works very hard every day to protect the people of the community that he works in.”

Daniel is a veteran of the United States Army, serving a tour of duty in Iraq. In addition, he is the Chief of the East Northport Fire Department as well as a police officer. He attended the school visit and answered several questions from Megan’s classmates about his various important roles.

Long Island’s favorite mascot, QuackerJack, was welcomed by the students to wrap up the assembly. Megan’s class then enjoyed a special autograph and photo session with QJ in their classroom. Each student received an autograph from QuackerJack as well as an exclusive gift bag, courtesy of TD Bank.

TD Bank “Take a Duck to Class” contestants were able fill out applications on LIDucks.com last fall and submit an essay of 250 words or less on the theme “Who is a hero in your community and why?” Four lucky winners were selected from an entry pool that included thousands of essays. Each winner receives an hour-long visit to their school from QuackerJack and the Ducks as well as a Visa gift card from TD Bank.

The following are the remaining winners in this year’s TD Bank “Take a Duck to Class” essay contest:

Victoria Rice – Kindergarten – Fort Salonga Elementary School (Kings Park, N.Y.)
Jeremy Romero – Second Grade – Flower Hill Primary School (Huntington, N.Y.)
Jacob Rubbo – Fifth Grade – Tamarac Elementary School (Holtsville, N.Y.)


The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Bethpage Ballpark. For further information, call (631) 940-DUCK or visit www.liducks.com.

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 38 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 900 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment.

For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.

 

###



Search Archive »




Browse by Year »

2019
2018
2017
2016
2015

Browse by Month »

September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015