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| 15 Feb 2012 | 08:45

    Warwick Ice Hockey Club continues fund raising for local family this Saturday Warwick —Despite this Sunday’s heat, members of the Warwick Ice Hockey Club and their families continued fund raising efforts, selling ice-cold water at the Warwick Farmers Market. All proceeds will benefit the Kamback family, whose youngest son, Evan, is undergoing treatment at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital in New York City. In January, Evan, now 4, was diagnosed with a brain tumor and underwent surgery to remove the tumor. His older brother Lyle has been participating in the summer ice hockey clinic sponsored by the Warwick Ice Hockey Club. The extended Warwick Ice Hockey Club family will be at ShopRite of Warwick on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. selling “Drop the Gloves for Evan” wristbands for $5 each. All of the proceeds from this event will also be given to the family. If you would like to help Warwick Ice Hockey in their mission to help this family, you can contact the club at Country Chevrolet scores big with youth soccer program Warwick — In the spirit of teamwork taught through youth sports, Country Chevrolet is supporting Warwick Soccer Club through the Chevrolet Youth Soccer program. This sponsorship includes both monetary and equipment donations during the Fall 2011 youth soccer season. Chevrolet Youth Soccer is a grassroots initiative that establishes a positive relationship between local dealers and the communities they serve. Country Chevrolet sponsors Warwick Soccer Club as a part of Chevrolet’s nationwide commitment to support youth sports, one community at a time. Over the course of the season, Country Chevrolet will donate equipment to the organization including soccer balls, ball bags, ball pumps, field cones, coach’s kits, corner flags, scrimmage vests, and first aid kits. Soccer participants will have a chance to attend a youth clinic with local professional soccer coaches. Ultimately, the 2011 program will provide assistance to 290 organizations in the Northeastern region and Chevrolet dealers will contribute more than $450,000 in money and equipment. Fifth annual Pine Island onion-eating contest set for Aug. 19 Pine Island — The Pine Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its fifth annual onion-eating contest on Friday, Aug. 19, at the Polish Legion of American Veterans Pavilion at 8:30 p.m. immediately following the Summerfest Citizen of the Year Award presentation. The winner will receive a check for $100 from the Orange County Vegetable Growers Association and a plaque. Registration is limited to 12 contestants. The contest is in celebration of Pine Island’s 3,000 acres of hearty onions that are famous throughout America. Contestants can register by calling Russell Kowal at 258-4792 or any chamber officer.