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Town honors table tennis champ from West Hempstead


Town Supervisor Laura Gillen joined with members of the Town Board to honor two-time gold medalist Estee Ackerman, of West Hempstead, at the town’s board meeting on Feb. 5. She took home three medals at the U.S. Open Table Tennis Championships last December, including two gold.
Ackerman is currently training for a spot on the national team competing at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. The U.S. has never medaled in the sport in Olympic history, but Ackerman said she hopes to change that. She started a GoFundMe page in the hope of making it to the Olympics, and so far has raised about $1,860 of her $36,000 fundraising goal. Her website is