Sports & Recreation 03.14.19

Fundraiser Scotch Doubles Bowling Tournament

The Wynantskill Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a fundraiser Scotch Doubles Bowling Tournament on Friday, March 22, at Hi-Way Recreation in Wynantskill. The entry fee is $30 per team of 2. Fee includes 3 games of alternate shot bowling for 2 people and lots of fun.  There will be cash prizes, raffles, and door prizes. *Check in begins at 8:30pm*. Come join the fun and support a great community organization!  Contact Kimberly 518-573-4395 for more details or to sign up. Pre-Registration is preferred.



Wounded Warriors Honored at STRIDE Snowfest

All of the Warriors and their family members along with the volunteers who were at the event.

Twenty regional Wounded Warriors who have returned from deployment with permanent injuries were honored along with their families by STRIDE Adaptive Sports at the 14th Annual STRIDE Wounded Warrior Snowfest this past weekend February 28- March 3. STRIDE hosted a Welcome Ceremony on Friday, March 1st, in Troy, NY introducing the warriors to be honored to the community to thank them for their selfless service. The majority of the veterans came from New York State along with several traveling from Vermont, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania.

The veterans received a two-night stay at the Hilton Garden Inn, and one night stay at Jiminy Peak luxury suites. The recognition dinner, clothing, entertainment, gifts, food, transportation, and lessons were all free to the Warrior and their family members to serve as a thank you for their service.

This event is a ‘gateway’ to adaptive sports and active lifestyle when entering back into civilian life. An honorary guest speaker and STRIDE Warrior, Major Pierre Larkin said in his speech “Adaptive sports are saving lives and beginning to have an impact on the suicide rate for veterans who have lost their way. I know firsthand, because adaptive sports have saved my life. Instead of looking at a glass half full or half empty, we need to train ourselves to be grateful that we have a glass.”

The Wounded Warrior Snowfest really is an amazing and life changing opportunity for veterans to reinvest themselves in society after going through such traumatic life experiences. STRIDE provides a useful platform for these veterans to develop friendships and life-long memberships in the adaptive sports world. There is also the opportunity for honored veterans to join other year-round programs with STRIDE, including 18 adaptive sport and recreation programs.


Berlin Central School 3rd annual 5K Walk/ Run & Wellness Fair

The Berlin Central School 3rd annual 5K Walk/Run & Wellness Fair will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019.

*5K starts at 9am (see details below) *Wellness Fair 10am-3pm *The 5K proceeds will go to the following: 1.) The Berlin SMITH Scholarship – The SMITH Scholarship will go to a graduating Berlin student who demonstrates the following qualities: Service-Merit-Integrity-Truth-Honor in honor of Bob Smith, a Berlin Graduate. 2.) The Sturge Weber Foundation in honor of a current Berlin student, Evan Arena. There will be a Wellness fair following the 5K. We will have a variety of free activities for the young and old, alike. The focus for this event is as follows: Mental Wellness, Financial Wellness, Physical Wellness and Social Wellness/Safety. Starting at 10am at the top of each hour there will be games, presentations, and fun. There will be activities for all ages, food, and many local vendors/businesses sharing their expertise. The race will start in the Berlin Middle/High School parking lot at 9 am (race day registration 8-8:30 am). There is a registration fee for both walkers and runners: *Register before April 4th — $20 *Berlin students, register before April 4th — $10 *Race day registration will be $25. *Register by April 4th to be guaranteed a t-shirt!

Contact Ariel Gilbert. 518-258-7274.

Berlin Central Schools, PO Box 259, Berlin, NY 12022 ATTN: Mrs. Gilbert. Checks made payable to: Berlin Middle School Student Council


Troy Student-Athlete Named to New York Inst. of Technology Honor Roll

OLD WESTBURY, NY — Shalie Frierson of Troy was among the 139 New York Institute of Technology student-athletes named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for the Fall 2018 semester. Students named to the honor roll achieved a GPA of 3.2 or higher.

Frierson is an athlete on New York Institute of Technology’s women’s basketball team.


RCWN AAU Hoop Tryouts

RC Warrior Nation AAU Basketball for Boys & Girls announces its 13th year serving the Rensselaer County community. Tryouts for our 2019 AAU season will take place on Saturday, March 16th; & Saturday, March 23rd, from 12:00 PM until 6:00 PM at LaSalle Institute (Lower Gym) located at 174 Williams Rd, Troy, NY 12180.

For details go to or call Rich Durocher at 518-469-2133.



Birds & Bagels Program at Grafton Lakes State Park

(Cropseyville, NY) – Join us for our Birds & Bagels program on Saturday, March 16, 2019, beginning at 10am. Enjoy a bagel and a hot beverage while observing our most active winter friends- the birds! $3/ person. Ages 8 & up. Program will be held inside at the Welcome Center. Please pre-register and let us know what kind of bagel you would like: 518-279-1155.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 individual state parks, historic sites, golf courses, boat launches and recreational trails, which are visited by 74 million people annually. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit, connect on Facebook, or follow on Twitter.


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