Community members have organized a fundraiser to benefit the family of Ryan McCarthy, the West Islip teen who was critically injured in a hit and run crash on New Year's Eve.
An open skate session will take place on Friday, Feb. 1 at Sportime Bethpage. According to organizers, McCarthy has been a regular at John J. McMahon Roller Hockey Camp.
A donation of $20 is reccomended to take part, but any donations will be accepted. Those who can't make it to the event but still wish to contribute can send a check to:
127 West 22nd Street, Deer Park, NY 11729
RE: Ryan McCarthy
All donations will be donated directly to the McCarthy family, according to the event's Facebook page.
In a message posted on the page, McCarthy's aunt said Ryan is making progress in his recovery and "doing really good."
McCarthy was left critically injured after he was struck by a car on Udall Road just before 10 p.m. on Dec. 31. Three individuals have been arrested in connection with the incident and an alleged subsequent cover-up.