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UCP Suffolk Olympian Brings Home The Gold
Nancy Cohen, a longtime staff member, and purchasing agent for UCP, has a spring in her step despite the snow outside after winning gold in floor hockey at the Special Olympics New York - Central Region held in Syracuse, New York February 22-23. Along with her Babylon Bobcats teammates, Nancy was excited going into the final game against Team Liberty. That excitement soon turned to jubilation as her team was victorious and awarded the gold medal. Nancy's brother, David, also competed and took home the gold in floor hockey with his team, Long Island Lions.
Nancy, who has been playing floor hockey since 2000, is one of nearly 1,000 athletes and coaches who were on hand from across the state to compete in the State Winter Games which is one of three annual state competitions and more than 5,200 competitions held each year throughout New York.
Although Nancy is overjoyed, she's not taking too much time to celebrate. "I had a really good time with my teammates, but now I am looking forward to basketball and track & field coming up in May." said Nancy. We all are cheering for our UCP Olympian.