Saturday, May 12, 2018

The Annual New York Cares Winter Coat Drive


Timothy Maleck, a financial associate in New York City, studied accounting at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Beyond his financial analysis duties, Timothy “Tim” Maleck spends time supporting a variety of local organizations through his work with New York Cares.

As the city’s most comprehensive volunteer network, New York Cares provides interested individuals with thousands of charitable opportunities at schools and nonprofits throughout all five boroughs. Over the years, New York Cares has established a number of philanthropic programs, including the annual New York Cares Coat Drive. For nearly three decades, the coat drive has provided in-need individuals with 1.8 million items of winter clothing, collecting more than 109,000 winter coat donations in 2017 alone.

Always looking to top their charitable successes, the New York Cares team has established future winter coat drive goals of 125,000 coats. While the coat drive is held in conjunction with the upcoming winter months, New York Cares accepts clothing and monetary donations year round at www.newyorkcares.org.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

New York Cares Day for Schools Campaign


A New York City-based financial associate, Timothy Maleck divides his time between work and philanthropy. Over the years, he has participated in a number of cancer-research fundraising events. Timothy “Tim” Maleck also supports local organizations such as New York Cares.

Since 1987, New York Cares has connected local volunteers with a wide range of nonprofit groups. The organization also hosts a range of fundraising and volunteer events during the year, including the New York Cares Day for Schools. This campaign raises funds to expand public educational programming and help students develop self-esteem and essential life skills.

Volunteers interested in participating in a Cares Day for Schools must join or create a team. Individuals can choose their school site preferences when registering for the campaign, and the organization will do its best to place volunteers and their teams near their desired locations. New York Cares suggests that all participants set a goal of at least $100 and contribute $25 to get things started. 

As part of the fundraising effort, volunteers complete beautification projects at New York schools. In 2017, volunteers restored playgrounds and painted classrooms at 38 local schools.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Support Rare Cancer Research through Cycle for Survival


The recipient of a master's degree in accounting from SUNY, Timothy (Tim) Maleck earned induction into the Delta Sigma Pi and Beta Alpha Si honor societies. Now providing financial accounting and investment support service as a financial associate at a major New York City firm, outside of work Timothy Maleck contributes to charitable organizations such as Cycle for Survival.

Dedicated to raising funds for research to cure rare types of cancer, Cycle for Survival relies upon volunteers and donors to support its efforts. The organization invites the community to join the battle and become part of its life-saving mission.

Donors can make contributions online at www.cycleforsurvival.org/donate. Every penny of donations funds research through Memorial Sloan Kettering. Those who donate $5000 or more become members of the Cycle for Survival Battle Trust. These generous donors play a vital role in funding research efforts.

Individuals not in a position to commit financially can engage with the community or their companies to help raise funds. For example, interested individuals can organize teams of riders for local cycling events or create their own fundraisers.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Understanding the Offside Rule in Hockey


Drawing on over five years of experience in the financial sector, Timothy "Tim" Maleck is a Certified Public Accountant based in New York City. When he isn't working, Timothy Maleck enjoys playing and watching a variety of sports, including hockey. 

The concept of hockey is quite simple in that two opposing teams are attempting to score as many goals as possible to win the game. However, there are some rules that new fans might find confusing, one of which is offside. To understand the rule, it's important to see the ice surface as three separate zones: the defending zone, the offensive zone, and the neutral zone, which takes up the middle third of the ice and separates the two opposing zones. 

In simplest terms, the puck must enter the offensive zone before any of the players on the attacking team. For instance, if an attacking player carried the puck into the offensive zone while one of his teammates was already in the zone, the play would be whistled offside by the linesman. However, the player must have both skates inside the zone for the play to be offside. One of the easiest ways to avoid an offside call is to chip the puck over the blue line and allow your teammates to chase it instead of trying to make a move around a defender that might cause your teammates to enter the zone before you.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Best Dive Sites in Bali


An experienced financial services professional, Timothy (Tim) Maleck has served as a financial associate in New York City since 2015. When away from work, he enjoys traveling the world to scuba dive. One of Timothy Maleck’s favorite diving destinations is the Indonesian island of Bali.

Scuba divers of all skill levels can enjoy exceptional diving in Bali. All around the island, the offshore waters support a rich and colorful array of fish and living coral. Some of the most-sought-after species in these waters are the Mola mola and the manta Ray. 

Divers who want to spot Mola molas, the massive ocean sunfish, flock to Bali’s Crystal Bay from between August and October. The best place to see a manta ray, by contrast, is just off the aptly named Manta Point. 

The most famous dive site in Bali is home to one of the best and most accommodating shipwrecks in the world. The sunken USS Liberty offers the opportunity to view marine life such as the garden eel and the black tip shark, all while exploring a 130-meter-long ship that is roughly 5 meters deep at its shallowest point and about 30 meters deep at its deepest.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Comparing the One-Handed and Two-Handed Backhands in Tennis


Timothy Maleck is an experienced financial associate in New York City and a registered certified public accountant (CPA) in New York State. Outside of work, Timothy “Tim” Maleck enjoys staying active through a variety of athletic activities, including basketball, squash, and tennis.

New tennis players must make a number of decisions as they develop their game, the first being whether to use a one-handed or two-handed backhand. Both strokes have their advantages and disadvantages, which will influence a player’s overall tactics.

The primary advantage of using a one-handed backhand is reach and flexibility. Using one hand allows players to extend further and hit through the ball to greater effect. Additionally, the one-handed stroke makes it easier to deal with balls hit directly into the body. One-handed players are better able to attack the net. This is because the one-handed stroke forces players to take the ball early and in front of the body. Lastly, slice backhands and backhand volleys are hit with one hand by all players, meaning those that hit their backhand with one hand at all times may have a better feel for these important strokes.

That said, the one-handed backhand is a difficult shot to master, particularly for younger players who may lack power and stability. The two-handed backhand is superior in both of these areas. As players get stronger and develop a better feel for the game, they will come to realize that the two-handed shot is still a better option for balls that bounce above their waists and reach shoulder height. Two-handed backhands also require less precise timing, providing players with more room for error on each stroke.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

New American-Based Professional Rugby League Launching in April


Timothy (Tim) Maleck is a New York City-based financial associate who received the John G. and Elizabeth Gibbons Scholarship as a student at the State University of New York at Buffalo. In addition to earning a bachelor's degree in accounting, Timothy Maleck was part of the school's nationally ranked rugby team. 

Although more popular in other parts of the world, rugby could gain traction as a major force in the North American sporting landscape. That's the hope among investors and CBS Sports, who are backing the new seven-team professional rugby union Major League Rugby (MLR). The league will begin its inaugural season in April 2018 with teams in Seattle, Houston, and New Orleans, among others. CBS Sports Network plans to broadcast eight games throughout the 10-week regular season as well as the league semifinals and MLR Championship Game. 

Team owners were required to pay a $500,000 bond for entry into the league and, while there will only be seven teams in 2018, there is already significant interest from major markets. New York, for example, is expected to have a team in 2019 backed by potential investors Conor McGregor and former WWE wrestler John Layfield. Other interested markets include Kansas City, Chicago, Boston, Toronto, and Vancouver.