Sports & Recreation 05.30.19

3rd Annual #SeanStrong5k event

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.
8 am registration, and race begins at 9 am
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:
#SeanStrong5K at

*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.

WGAWB Tournament results

On Wednesday, May 22, the Women’s Golf Association at Winding Brook held a “Three Blind Mice” Tournament. With a net score of 53, Pam Rybka captured first place. In second place with a net 62 was Margaret Surpitski. Paula Sancomb was third with a net 63.


Burden Lake CC Wednesday Ladies League

Here are the Burden Lake Country Club Wednesday Ladies League results from the last two weeks of play.

Week 3: Team Hammond (10pts) beat Team Bryce (8pts) and Team DiIorio (9.5pts) beat Team Squazzo (8.5pts). Low net scores were Jen DiIorio (35), Jane Wimmer (38), Myra Johnson (39).

Week 4: Team Bryce (13.5pts) beat Team DiIorio (4.5pts) and Team Squazzo (11.5pts) beat Team Hammond (6.5pts). Low net scores were Jen DiIorio (35), Jane Wimmer (38) and Chris Brown (38).

League Standings after 4 weeks: Team DiIorio (38pts); Team Squazzo (37.5pts); Team Bryce (34.5pts); Team Hammond (34pts).



Albany Empire, Hannaford Supermarkets to Host Food Drive

The Albany Empire and Hannaford Supermarkets will partner to host a food drive on Saturday, June 1, at the Empire’s 3:30 p.m. home game at the Times Union Center against the Washington Valor.  All donations towards the food drive will benefit the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York.

Any fan who brings three or more non-perishable food items to the Hannaford table on the concourse at this Empire game will be granted two ticket vouchers good for any of the Empire’s remaining 2019 regular season home games.  Hannaford’s table will be located outside of sections 104-105 on the main concourse of the Times Union Center and will be available immediately after doors open.  Limit two ticket vouchers per fan.  Ticket vouchers must be redeemed at the Times Union Center box office prior to the Empire home game chosen by the fan. Call 518-533-2200 for additional information.


Madison Stern Memorial Scholarship Cornhole Classic

APHS, Madi’s Angel Pigs and Student Government are joining forces for a Cornhole tournament and fun afternoon filled with everyone’s favorite things:

Must pre-register online at by May 28, 2019.

All ages are welcome!

Reserve your team’s entry today to receive a free t shirt-
$40 per team of 2.

June 2, 2019
Averill Park High School
Check in begins at
11:00 AM.
Tournament to start at 12:00 PM.
Limit of 50 teams.

Chicken BBQ available for purchase.
50/50 raffle
Gift Card Pull

Vendor Fair, face painting, kid’s games, dunk tank and so much more!!
All funds raised benefit The Annual Madison F Stern Memorial Scholarship at Averill Park High School.


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.



Hugs From Henry Inc. golf fundraiser

Hugs From Henry Inc. will be holding their golf fundraiser once again at the Van Patten Golf Club at 924 Main St., Clifton Park, NY 12065 on Mon., June 17th. Registration will start at 8 am with a 9 am shot gun start (18 holes). At 1 pm, we will have a buffet lunch. Donations are $100 per golfer (for a team of 4) which covers green fees, cart and buffet lunch. We will present awards, prizes and will have raffles. We are also looking for people or businesses to sponsor a hole for a $100 donation. 100% of all proceeds go to the health and welfare of homeless animals and our volunteers and staff are never paid for the work they do. Entry forms can be found on our website on the events page. Please sign up by June 7th.


The Freihofer’s® Run for Women to Host Health & Fitness Expo

ALBANY, N.Y.— Capital Region residents are invited to get their summer off to a healthy start by attending the Freihofer’s Run for Women’s Health & Fitness Expo, a companion event to the 41st Freihofer’s Run for Women.

The free, two-day event, which is open to the general public, will be held Thursday, May 30, from 4-8 p.m.; and Friday, May 31, from noon to 7 p.m. at The Armory at Sage College of Albany on New Scotland Avenue.

“The Freihofer’s Run for Women Health and Fitness Expo showcases the best in health and fitness in the Capital Region,” said Freihofer’s Run for Women Co-director Kristen Hislop. “It highlights fitness facilities, health and wellness companies, health and fitness activities, nutrition and healthy eating, fitness apparel and gear, plus clinics on self-defense, mental health and running, and preparing yourself to run injury free. In addition, the Expo is the site for last chance registration for the Freihofer’s Run for Women, Junior 3K and Kids’ Runs. Attendees can also pick up their race numbers, Freihofer’s bread and, of course, delicious Freihofer’s chocolate chip cookies!”

The first 100 through the door each day will receive an Athleta bag. There will be raffles that are free to enter. Many booths will be doing additional giveaways.

There is plentiful and free parking on Sage’s Albany campus. For more information and directions, please visit


Grafton Fitness Opportunities

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton, has several opportunities to keep our residents 60 and older in shape. Chair Yoga is offered 3 times a week at no charge. This is a low-impact workout for the body and mind. Aerobic Swimming is available on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the Bennington Rec Center with transportation. Water aerobics offers a resistance and buoyancy that cannot be experienced on ground. The center has a small exercise room with a treadmill and stationary bikes. Regular exercise reduces the risk of injury, decreased symptoms of depression, and improves mobility. Regular exercise can lower blood pressure, strengthen muscles, correct body posture, relieve pain and promotes weight loss. Residents 60 and older are encouraged to get into a good exercise routine. For more information, call the center at 518-279-3413.


17th Annual Schodack Valley Fire Co. Golf Tournament

Please Join Us for the 17th Annual Schodack Valley

Fire Co. Golf Tournament on June 20th at Winding Brook CC in Valatie. Registration starts at 9 am; shotgun start at 10am. $100 entry gets you 18 holes of golf with cart, beer & soda, breakfast, BBQ lunch, buffet dinner, and chance to win a new car compliments of Goldstein Auto Group. Call Brian at 518-429-1410 for details.


Senior Domino Group Seeks More Players

The Town of East Greenbush Senior Domino Group meets each Wednesday from 12-3 PM in the Town Hall Community Room.

Join in the fun by stopping by any Wednesday to check it out!  You do not need to be an experienced player.  They will teach you. For questions call 518-477-4194.


Town of East Greenbush Adult Bocce

Bocce players meet in Onderdonk Park on Hampton Avenue at 5:45 PM each Thursday evening throughout the Spring and Summer.

The group is currently seeking more players.  This is not a competitive league and it is a lot of fun with great people!  Stop by any Thursday to see what’s it all about.

Any weather cancellations will be posted on the Town’s website and sent as a Nixle alert on the Town’s alert system.  For questions call 518-477-4194.



Form a team and join the fight to end Alzheimer’s!

Did you ever think of starting a team to help eliminate Alzheimer’s disease? You’re invited to attend a session on how to start a team and participate in the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. It’s easy to sign up, and it is an extremely rewarding experience. Join us in the fight for Alzheimer’s first survivor!

In the session, we’ll share ideas about how to register your team, team building, and fundraising. Teams can be just one person or as many as you like! One in three people know someone who is living with Alzheimer’s. Here is your chance to help improve their lives and prevent others from having to live with this devastating disease.

Please drop in to learn more on one of the dates and locations below. Stop in any time during the time frame listed. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Lori Gardner at (518) 461-1439 or Thorel Mead at (518) 283-3077. Help us make a difference!

Please join us on:
June 21, 2019- Longest Day Unbreakable Nutrition, 6:00am-6:00pm, 12 Mall Way #1, Averill Park, NY 12018
June 22, 2019- Times Union Center (Albany Empire game), 3:30pm – end.
August 6, 2019- Brunswick Community Center, 6:30-8:00, Concert in the park.

We hope to see you there!
Together we can help end Alzheimer’s disease!



Volunteers Needed for National Trails Day at Grafton Lakes State Park

National Trails Day is the perfect opportunity to help clean up local parks. On Saturday, June 1st, Grafton Lakes State Park will be hosting the 26th Annual National Trails Day – the nation’s annual celebration of trails. The park invites volunteers of all ages to help clean up and improve trails on Saturday morning and indulge in the trail activities they enjoy most in the afternoon.

Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the park’s new Welcome Center; refreshments and snacks will be available. Cleanup and improvement of the trail system will take place between 9:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and will be followed by a complimentary barbecue picnic and raffle for all volunteers. After the barbecue, participants are encouraged to enjoy the trails and park. Reservations must be made in advance for the barbecue by calling the Grafton Lakes State Park Office, or emailing at, no later than May 29th, 2019.

Please join park staff on June 1st to enjoy and celebrate public trails. For more information about this event, please contact Grafton Lakes State Park at (518) 279-1155.


Burden Lake Assoc. Golf Outing Fundraiser

A Burden Lake Association Golf Outing Fundraiser will be held on Sat., June 8th, at the Burden Lake Country Club, 162 Totem Lodge Rd., Averill Park. All proceeds will go toward the Water Quality Fund.

9-9:30 am Check in and continental breakfast.
10 am shotgun start.
Light lunch when golfing is complete.

$110 per player/$400 per foursome…scramble format.

Registration deadline: June 1st. Non-golfing guests are invited to purchase lunch.
For more information on golfing, sponsoring, etc., contact event coordinators: Mark Esslie at 518-852-4828, Mike Durant at 518-526-1016.
Please support us in this fundraiser.


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.



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.



Rensselaer Youth Outdoors Forest Conservation Corps Teen Sumer Program

Rensselaer County, NY: Rensselaer Youth Outdoors is announcing an environmental education summer program for teenagers, aged 14-16. The program will combine recreation and education experiences while teens work on valuable conservation projects protecting Rensselaer county’s parks, waters and natural resources.

The four-week program will run weekdays from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, July 22 to August 16, with space for 10 teens each week.


Week 1: July 22-July 26 – Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center

Week 2: July 29-August 2 – Grafton Lakes State Park

Week 3: August 5-August 9 – Poestenkill Community Forest

Week 4: August 12-August 16 – Albert Family Community Forest

Participants who complete a full week of the program will receive a certificate and a $100 stipend at the end of the week.

For more information or to download an application, visit and click the Programs tab Contact RYO Program Coordinator Amanda McCreary with questions at:
Phone: 518-810-4544.


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


June Albany Pine Bush Preserve Program & Special Event Schedule

Morning Meander
Friday June 7, 2019, 10:00am
Suitable for adults
Start your day outdoors and join us for a hike along the yellow trail of the Karner Barrens trailhead (#1). We plan to hike 2.6 miles. This Morning Meander will meet inside the Discovery Center.
Location: Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY
Fee: Free! Reservations required for all attendees (regardless of age). Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Make reservations by calling 518-456-0655 or

Saturday, June 8, 2019, 11:00am
Suitable for all ages
Are those bubbles? Is it a cocoon or is it spit? No, it’s a spittlebug! Join us for a 0.9 mile walk and talk about this common and harmless insect here in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve and throughout the United States.
Location: Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY
Fee: Free! Reservations required for all attendees (regardless of age). Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Make reservations by calling 518-456-0655 or visit

Historic Trolley Tour
Saturday, June 15, 2019, 9:00am–11:00am
Suitable for tweens, teens, and adults
Come aboard and join Albany Pine Bush staff and local historians for a 2-hour ride through the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. You will hear about the people, places and stories that once filled this area. We will be making several stops within the 3,300-acre preserve. Bring your questions and curiosity as you sit back on this historical adventure.
Location: Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY
Special Program Fee: $10 per person. Reservations required for all attendees (regardless of age). Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Make reservations by calling 518-456-0655 or visit


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