August 12, 2008
Jonathan Goldstein runs away with the winning MK Challenge t-shirt design.
Farmingdale State flyers participated again in the annual Marcum & Kliegman Long Island Workplace Challenge at Jones Beach State Park. This year 7,500 people attended this event, which is designed to build camaraderie among co-workers.
The Farmingdale State team, led by Director of Auxiliary Enrollment Services Judi Cestaro of Bayport, had over 30 participants representing the campus community, including President Hubert Keen.
Creative Director Jonathan Goldstein, a Glen Cove resident, designed the Marcum & Kliegman Long Island Workplace Challenge Winning T-shirt given to all the participants representing over 200 companies. In addition he created a custom "Farmingdale Flyers" team shirt to be worn during the 3.5 mile run/walk.
The female "Farmingdale Flyers" finished 10 out of 103 teams and the male team finished 31 out of 142.
A portion of the proceeds of the event are donated to Children's Medical Fund of New York and Skills Unlimited. Children's Medical Fund of New York advocated for a dedicated children's hospital and raised the funds necessary to open Schneider Children's Hospital. CMF remains the hospital's largest supporter, raising millions of dollars to advance the medical care, increase technological capability and improve the lives of seriously ill children and their families. Skills Unlimited provides comprehensive rehabilitation services to adults with mental retardation and developmental disabilities and mental illness.