Sports & Recreation 05.09.19

Kelsey’s Promise Foundation 1st Annual KP5K run/walk and fitness day

Kelsey’s Promise Foundation will host its first annual KP5K run/walk and fitness day on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at 9:00 am at the Averill Park High School. For kids we have a children’s fun run starting at 8:30 am with medals for all participants, face painting, kindness rock painting and a free Fun & Fitness class for kids ages 3 and up. The 5K run/walk has t-shirts for the first 200 registrants and medals to the top 3 males and females in each age group. Fitness classes are offered throughout the day and include yoga, boot camp, Zumba, Pound, and family yoga. Food trucks will be on site from the Mess Hall, Having a Melt Down and Carol’s Place, as well as specialty teas from Unbreakable Nutrition. We’ve got something for everyone. Join us and help Kelsey’s Promise raise funds for social work support for pediatric brain tumor patients and families at the Melodies Center at Albany Med.

To register please visit and follow the event link.



WGAWB Tournament Results

The Women’s Golf Association of Winding Brook began its season with a N-O-S-E Tournament on Wednesday, May 1. With this tournament, only the holes beginning with the letters NOSE will be counted.
In first place with a score of 36 was Karen Meyer. Mary Kay Longo was runner up with a score of 38.


Town of East Greenbush Senior Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga will continue at 11 AM on Wednesdays in the East Greenbush Town Hall Community Room through the end of June and then break for the summer months.  If you would like to join, give us a call at 518-477-4194 or walk ins are welcome.

Instructor: Judi England, RN, licensed massage therapist, and professionally certified Kripalu yoga instructor. Judi has offered programs in wellness, yoga, meditation, and stress management for over 25 years throughout the Capital Region. She currently serves as Senior Health Education Coordinator for Jewish Family Services of Northeastern New York, and as an Independent Health Educator for businesses and organizations. Her blog “Holistic Health” appeared in the Times Union for ten years.

Reconnect the body, mind and spirit through gentle movements, breathwork and deep relaxation.  We’ll work on flexibility, balance and core strength with options to build or modify your practice. All movements will be done seated or standing with a chair for support.  All are welcome to enjoy the benefits of yoga – regardless of physical ability or limitations.



3rd Annual #SeanStrong5k

The 3rd Annual Sean Strong 5k event will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

Where: Howard L. Goff Middle School, Gilligan Road, East Greenbush
Registration Fee: $30 — Run & Walk ($35 day of)
$15 — Kids 1 Mile
Kids Sprint Free! (must register)

Water & Refreshments will be provided!
T-Shirt Included!

For more info contact:
*All Proceeds benefit Dana Farber Cancer Institute Pediatric brain tumor research*
#SeanStrong5k – Sponsorship Levels

To Honor Sean’s Favorite Sport

1st Base: $100
Company name listed on Board at Registration, 1st tier listing on Tee Shirt and in Race Packet

2nd Base: $250
Company name listed on Social Media, Board at Registration, 2nd tier listing on Tee Shirt and in Race Packet

3rd Base: $500
Company name listed on Social Media, Board at Registration, 3rd tier listing on Tee Shirt and in Race Packet

Home Run: $750
Company name listed on Social Media, Board at Registration, Company Logo on Tee Shirt and in Race Packet and at the Water Stop

Grand Slam: $1,000
Company name listed on Social Media, Board at Registration, top listing of logo on Tee Shirt and in Race Packet and at the Water Stop.



BLCC Irene Bielawa Memorial Ladies Golf League

The following is a list of results from the Burden Lake Country Club Monday Night Ladies Golf League on Monday, May 6, 2019:

1st Low Score: 34 Schuyler Lorette, Brooke Hastings, Nancy Dunn, Linda Hastings

2nd Low Score: 35 Laurie Furlong, Liz Gaudet,

Theresa Gallager and Kristy Wagner

3rd Low Score: 36 Deb Jewell, Penny Semeiks, Kelly Smith

1st Low Putts: 9 Babe Scully, Theresa Jones, Chris Cooney and Joanne Guynup

2nd Low Putts: 10 Jill Filuta, Lisa McGrath, Mary Beth Casey and Chris Helwig

3rd Low Putts: 10 Debbie Bryce, Mary Smith, Darcy Houser and Arlene Lashway

A total of 40 women competed on 11 teams.


2019 Nassau Sportsmen’s Club

Kids Fishing Derby

Date— Saturday, June 8th, registration starts—8am
Derby times— 9am to 12pm
Derby is for all kids 0 to 16 yrs. old.
Bring a fishing pole and have fun!
Bait and hooks provided.
Bring your own chair.
After fishing, stick around for lunch and prizes.
Location- Club Pond at 370 Boyce Rd Nassau, NY.


Home Waters Chapter of Trout Unlimited monthly meeting

Home Waters Chapter of Trout Unlimited is holding their monthly meeting on Thursday, May 9th, at 6:00 PM at the Grafton Lakes State Park Welcome Center, which is located at the end of the main parking lot.  If main gates are closed, please enter via the Winter Entrance at the four corners in Grafton.

Our clinic this month will be:  Casting, learn how to cast or just to practice…from 6:00–6:45 PM.  If you do not have your own rod, we will have some available for you to use.  Please RSVP your attendance to the address below so we have sufficient equipment available.

Business meeting immediately following clinic.  All are encouraged and welcome to attend.

Contact us at or 518-326-6201 for more information.


Bailey Mt. Fish and Game Club NYS

Pre-License Pistol Safety Course

Rensselaer County Pre-License Pistol Safety Course will be held on May 14, 2019, 6:30 pm-10:30 pm. Sign up with Joe Gazeley via email

This is the pre-License class. For more information, or to find other course offerings, visit or and like us on Facebook too!


Kiwanis Summerfest

Benefit Tennis Tournament Registration

If top spin, back hand, drop shot and volley are part of your sport, then the Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake has a racket for you.

Saturday, June 8th, at the Averill Park High School tennis courts.
Registration fees: $20.00 for singles; $40 for doubles team for each category entered

For additional information, call Joe Behson at 674-8407 or Bruce Perry at 674-2475.

Kiwanis Tennis Tournament Registration Form
(Please Print Carefully)

Please indicate in which category(s) you wish to compete.

$20 for Singles. $40 for Doubles Teams.
Women’s Singles __________
Women’s Doubles__________
Men’s Singles __________
Men’s Doubles __________
Mixed Doubles __________
Women’s Century Doubles* ______________
Men’s Century Doubles* __________

*Both players must be 50 years of age or older.
ADDRESS_______________________________________ CITY____________________
STATE__________ZIP______Email address_____________

WAIVER: In consideration of my entry being accepted, I do hereby for myself, heirs, executors, or assigns waive and release any and all rights and claims for damages I may have against the Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake, and any and all sponsors and their representatives, and assigns or any official or participant for any and all injuries I may suffer in connection with the Kiwanis Benefit Tennis Tournament. Further, I stipulate that I am physically fit and capable to participate in this event. And I hereby grant full permission to any and all the foregoing to use any photographs, videotapes, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose.


Please make checks payable to: Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake
Mail entries to: Joe Behson, 39 Summit Drive, Averill Park, NY 12018.



Annual Spring Bird & Nature Walk at Oakwood Cemetery

Join the fun on Saturday, May 18th, at 8am as the Friends of Oakwood enjoy the beauty of a morning stroll through the cemetery. Get your daily steps in while you experience what Nature has to offer.

Knowledgeable guides will lead us as we visit a variety of habitats and look for migrating birds as well as all sorts of wildlife! In the past, we’ve seen Bluebirds, Orioles, a Muskrat, Deer and even Vultures and Hawks. Bring binoculars if you have them. A few loaner binoculars will be available. Beginners welcome. Registration preferred. 518-328-0090. Pay on arrival. $15.pp A reduced-rate follow-up walk may be offered exclusively to participants. Meet by the Earl Chapel.   Rain date: May 19 – Check our FB page for updates.

The Friends of Oakwood is a non-profit volunteer group working to support the preservation and maintenance of the non-sectarian Earl Chapel and grounds of Troy’s still-active historic 19th C. Oakwood Cemetery. New members are always welcome.


Search and Rescue Volunteers Needed

The Tri-State Emergency Team is recruiting volunteers to provide wildland and underwater searches within a 100-mile radius of Waterford, NY.  This includes all aspects of field and underwater search.  The Tri-State Emergency Team responds when requested by NYS Forest Rangers and other Police Agencies throughout New York State, Western Vermont and Massachesettes.

We are looking for certified scuba divers, experienced boat handlers, and people who enjoy hiking and the outdoors in general who wish to help people in need.   The team will provide training and complete support as needed.  Our headquarters is located in Waterford.  Applicants need not live in Waterford to volunteer. If interested, please call 518-237-6744 or visit our website at


JDRF Sets One Walk Great Escape for Saturday, May 11

LATHAM, N.Y.— JDRF (formerly Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Northeastern New York Chapter, the local branch of the national non-profit Organization dedicated to type 1 diabetes (T1D) research and The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom, are teaming up again for this year’s One Walk Great Escape.

One of the largest fundraising walks in the northeast, the event will take place at the popular Queensbury theme park on Saturday, May 11, the park’s opening weekend.

“We are thrilled to return to The Great Escape,” said JDRF Development Manager Danielle Unser Slater.  “The park is such a fun, family friendly location and an ideal site for our walkers, volunteers and sponsors to gather and fundraise to support critically needed T1D research and create a world without T1D. The Great Escape’s iconic lineup of thrills and entertainment offer tremendous value to our participants and create a fun, memorable day.”

“Last year, 1,600 participants raised $411,000. This year we are hoping to recruit 2,000 walkers who will raise more than $514,000,” she added.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 11 a.m.  The route meanders through the park and ends back at the pavilion where lunch is served to all walkers.  The festivities include a Kid’s Zone, photo booth station, DJ, jumbotron, magician, and refreshments courtesy of SYSCO Albany.

“In order to maximize funds raised for T1D research, walkers who raise $100 or more will receive free park admission and our commemorative One Walk t-shirt,” explained Unser Slater. “For those who don’t reach that threshold, discount admission coupons will be available to use on walk day.  Walkers who opt not to go into the park because they didn’t raise the $100, don’t want to purchase a ticket, or simply choose not to, may return to their car and carry on with their day.  We look at going to the park as an added incentive, especially since a ticket to the Great Escape on any other day costs around $60.”

Since the walk will take place on Mother’s Day weekend, JDRF plans to provide a special Moms’ Tent for all mothers of children with T1D.  Sponsored by CAP COM Federal Credit Union, the tent will feature massage chairs, delicious mock-tails and a flower for each mom.

Participants who raise $1,000 or more will be assigned V1P status, giving them access to the V1P area, an exclusive V1P lanyard, front-of-the-line ride access, as well as a free go-cart or sky coaster ride!

Event parking is free. A discount room block is also available at Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark. JDRF participants should use code “GES.”

For more information and to register, visit or call (518) 477-2873.

Sponsors include The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom, Swagelok, CAP COM Federal Credit Union, Sysco Albany, Hoffman Car Wash & Jiffy Lube, and Exyte.



Intercounty Women’s Golf Assoc. Looking for Members

Join the Intercounty Women’s Golf Association – or, play as a guest at any of the events. Fun competition for all levels. Choose the courses you want to play – or play them all! All handicaps welcome. For approximately $45-50 per tournament: greens fees & cart, continental breakfast & lunch, prizes.

2019 schedule: Burden Lake, Sycamore, Winding Brook, Blackhead, Sunnyhill, Wiltwyck, Catskill, Red Hook, Frear Park, Rip Van Winkle, Windham, Rainbow, Thunderhart, Christman’s, Lazy Swan. $20 annual league fee. E-mail Val Chakedis for more information.



Burden Lake Junior Ambassadors of Golf

Ron Choquette came up to Burden lake from the Jersey Shore in 1983. For over 30 years, Ron taught Juniors how to play the game of golf. Some Juniors went on to play in College and one became a PGA Professional. Over 2500 kids learned the game of Golf from Ron. This summer, Ron is coming out of retirement to run the Junior Golf Program.

As a kickoff to summer, we are offering an award for two junior golfers as BLCC Ambassadors of Golf. The two ambassadors will get a free membership to Burden Lake Country Club, a set of golf clubs and the chance to meet PGA Professionals at the Traveler’s Championship in Hartford, Connecticut.

To participate for the Junior Ambassador of Golf, you must be between the age of 10 to 17 and a resident of Rensselaer County. We have a questionnaire to fill out on our website, All questionnaires should be filled out and returned by May 20th. We will announce the winners by June 1st.

We plan to make this an annual award to help promote junior golf in the area. Ron made a commitment to Junior Golf a long time ago, and we plan to keep the commitment in the future.

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