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The Angel in the Infield 7th Annual Softball Tournament

The Angel in the Infield 7th Annual Softball Tournament, in memory of Keri Perotti, will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 4th and 5th, 2019 at Lawrence and Segalla fields in Canaan, CT, 06018.

The tournament will be a 2-day, round-robin style co-ed tournament. Each team must have four females.

The event is limited to the first 10 teams to register and submit payment. The fee is $200 per team, non refundable and due by April 20th. Go to to download forms. Please send checks payable to Keri Perotti Memorial Fund to Rene Boardman, 101 Bridgeview Lane, Sheffield, MA 01257.

The tournament schedule is as follows:

Saturday 8:00 am Round Robin games begin

Sunday     9:00 am Elimination games begin

Food and beverages available for sale throughout tournament

Trophies to winner of League division and Pickup division.


The tournament is held in honor of Keri Perotti, a beloved member of the Canaan community, who passed away in an automobile accident at 21 years old. The softball tournament reflects Keri’s love of sports.

All funds raised throughout the tournament will go toward a scholarship fund in memory of Keri, which gifts two $1,000 scholarships each year to graduating high school seniors. Information will be available at the field during the tournament.

Over $20,000 has been raised so far.

For more information call

Rene (413) 429-7320

Alissa (860) 671-9954

Jackie (860) 672-5888

Also go to for more info.


Congratulations to the 2018 winners!

A Division Crossroads

B Division Mountainside


Also, thank you to the following generous sponsors!

Sheffield Hose Co. No. 1

Dave’s Tire and Auto Repair

Salisbury Bank and Trust Company

Stadium System

Lindell Fuels, Inc.

Allyndale Landscaping

C&C Plumbing and Heating

C Squared Painting

Canaan Auto Supply

Collins Diner

Cordial Shop

Curtis Insurance Agency

Ed’s Auto Parts

Emberlin Property Care

Greenacres Landscaping

Jacquier Welding

Jay’s Lawn Care

JayLynn Salon

Matt’s Landscaping

Mountainside Treatment Center

Mountainside Cafe

Pittsfield Communication Systems, Inc.

PK Painting

RJ Beham Forest Products

Segalla’s Construction

Segalla Sand and Gravel, Inc.

Segalla’s Turnkey Housing

Stateline Pizza Restaurant

Stephen Bailey – Swing Nation

Universal Outdoor Services

WM Perotti & Sons, Inc.








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The Spring Splash, 15th Annual

The Spring Splash, 15th Annual, will be held Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the Town Grove, Ethan Allen Street, Lakeville, CT 06039.

The event is open to everyone, but youngsters 10-18 years old must be accompanied by an adult and have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Everyone is required to raise $25 or more in pledges to participate.

Visit to find pledge and waiver forms.

Please bring all forms and pledge money to the event.

Costumes are encouraged but not required.

T-shirts given to all qualified entrants.

The event day schedule is as follows:

12:00  Noon   Registration

1:00 pm  Opening remarks and Splash begins

Refreshments after the Splash.

For more information call (860) 435-9866.

Proceeds from the splash will benefit both the Jane Lloyd Fund and the Housatonic FFA Alumni John Rice Scholarship Fund.

Organizers for the Spring Splash would like to thank Deano’s Pizza, Harney & Sons Tea and Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service, for their ongoing support.

To learn more about the Jane Lloyd Fund visit

To learn more about the Housatonic FFA Alumni John Rice Scholarship Fund email

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Hotchkiss School 24th Annual Swimathon

The Hotchkiss School 24th Annual Swimathon will be held Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 at the Hixon Pool, The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT 06039.

The event is a fundraiser for the Northwest CT Special Olympics Swimming Team.

The Swimathon is sponsored by The Hotchkiss School.

There is no entry fee for the day-long event, but participants are asked to solicit pledges for laps completed or to simply come, swim and make a donation. For those who cannot attend but would like to make a donation, you can send a check payable to Hotchkiss Swimathon and mail to :

Keith Moon

11 Interlaken Road

Lakeville, CT 06039

Keith Moon is the Hotchkiss swim coach and organizer of the Swimathon as well as a Special Olympics CT board member.

Come any time from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. All swimming abilities are welcome, and the completion of one lap is considered enough for participation.

The Hixon Pool is located in the Mars Athletic Center where there is ample parking. There are locker and shower facilities available.

The Northwest CT Special Olympic swim team will be present Sunday morning.

The Swimathon raised $13,500 last year, beating the previous record by $5,000. The event has raised over $170,000 in its 23 year history. Also, a record 235 swimmers attended representing nine schools.

The funds cover all the pool rental and travel expenses for the Northwest Connecticut Special Olympics swim team and also support Special Olympics Connecticut in general.

For more information about the Swimathon call Keith Moon at (860) 480-2618 or email him at

To learn more about the Special Olympics visit

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Hamzy’s Ketsu-ka Karate Tournament of Champions

Hamzy’s Ketsu-ka Karate Tournament of Champions will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at the St. Peter/St. Francis School gymnasium, 360 Prospect St., Torrington, CT 06790.

The event is sponsored by Hamzy’s School of Self Defense and Executive Director and Grand Master  John S. Hamzy.

The ‘best of the best” will assemble from all over the United States and Puerto Rico to  compete for the top designation. A full spectrum of categories will be represented ranging in ability from beginner to expert, and in age from Tiny Tot to Seniors.

The fee to come watch this day-long event is $7 per person for adults. Seniors and children under seven are admitted for free.

The competition begins at 10:00 am.

100% of the proceeds will benefit the St. Peter/St. Francis School.

For more information call John Hamzy at (860) 309-0955 or visit

To learn more about the St. Peter/St. Francis School visit

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Back the Track Kickball Tournament

Back the Track Kickball Tournament will be held Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Veterans’ Field, Sharon Station Road, Sharon, CT 06069. Rain date is Sunday, June 3rd. The event is sponsored by Sharon Parks and Recreation.

The entry fee for the event is $200 per team or $20 per person. Lunch for participants is included.

Go to to register. Registration deadline is Monday, May 28th. Registrants may join as a complete team or register as an individual and be placed on an unfilled team.

Admission to non-players is free to watch

Completed forms can be dropped off at the Sharon Town Hall Selectman’s office, 63 Main St., Sharon, CT 06069 or mailed to:

Town of Sharon

Att. Parks and Recreation

P.O. Box 385

Sharon, CT 06069

Make checks payable to Sharon Parks & Rec. , Memo: Kickball

Register at

Event day schedule:

9:45-10:00 am Team Check In

10:00 am   Welcome

10:15am – 2:30 pm Play Begins

3:00 pm Championship Game (Approximate time)

4:00 – 6:00 pm   Live Music & Silent Auction

4:00 – 6:00 pm   BBQ Dinner ($10/adult & $7/child)

Proceeds from the Tournament will help fund the Sharon Walking Track.

To find forms, rules and other information visit, and click “kickball tournament”. Or email Matt Mette at

Admission to the event is free.

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The Kentucky Derby Social

The Kentucky Derby Social, formerly known as the Run for the Roses, will be held Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Geer Village, 77 South Canaan Road, Canaan, CT 06018. The event, which runs from 4:30- 8:00 pm,  is co-sponsored by the Canaan Exchange Club and The Salisbury Rotary Club.

Tickets for the Social are $25 per person in advance and $30 at the door.  The event features a large screen viewing of the Kentucky Derby, extensive hors d’oeuvres buffet, and a complimentary wine, beer and mint julep bar.  There will be both live and silent auctions, and everyone is encouraged to wear Derby hats and attire. Prizes will be awarded for the best.

To secure your advance tickets call Susan Dickinson at (860) 393-9171.

Proceeds from the Derby Social will equally benefit the Canaan Exchange Club and the Salisbury Rotary, funding scholarships and community gifts.

For more information about the Kentucky Derby Social, again call Susan Dickinson at (860) 3939171.

To learn more about the Canaan Exchange Club  visit

To learn more about the Salisbury Rotary Club visit

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The 2nd Annual Retro Dodgeball Tournament

The 2nd Annual Retro Dodgeball Tournament will be held Saturday, March 24, 2018 (snow date 3/25) at the Litchfield High School, 14 Plumb Hill Road, Litchfield, CT 06759.

Six-person coed teams make up the double-elimination tournament . A team must have at least one female or one male member. Entrants must be at least 18 years old. The entry fee is $35 per person or $210 per team. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

Spectators will be admitted for free.

Advance registration only. Although there is no registration deadline, there are openings for 24 teams and the roster is expected to fill quickly.

To register, go to

The tournament day schedule is as follows:

1:00 pm  Check in

2:00-5:00 pm  Tournament

Awards and raffle following tournament.

Two trophies will be awarded: to the “Last Team Standing” and “the Most Team Spirit/Best Costumes”.

Last year’s inaugural event, which was inspired by “Two Old Dads”, raised around $5,000.

Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Litchfield Education Fund (LEF) which offers enrichment programs in Litchfield’s three schools. The non- profit has awarded $173,000 in support since 2004.

For more information call Michele Saunders at (203) 767-4537 or email

Organizers thank the following businesses for their support:

Premiere Sponsor:                                                                                                                    OrthoConnecticut

Go for the Gold Sponsors:                                                                                                                             Murphy Boyz Printing & Marketing LLC                                                                                                       Litchfield Bancorp                                                                                                                                                                 Litchfield Saltwater Grille                                                                                                                                        Ericson Insurance Advisors                                                                                                                                  Platinum Car Wash & Oil

Go for the Glory Sponsors:                                                                                                                                      Jason Hart Music                                                                                                                                               Sportsmen’s                                                                                                                                                                   Secor, Cassidy & MacPartland P.C.                                                                                                                      Bantam Bread Co.                                                                                                                                                     Webster Bank                                                                                                                                                   Stedronsky & Meter, LLC E.J.                                                                                                                                    Murphy Realty, LLC                                                                                                                                            Berkshire Engineering & Surveying, LLC                                                                                                                     Bantam Wesson


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The Winsted Penguin Plunge

The Winsted Penguin Plunge will be held Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Highland Lake Boat Launch, 278 Lake St., Winsted, CT 06098. This is the “largest grass roots fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics CT.”

Entrants, who must be 8 years old or more, are asked to raise a minimum of $100 each to participate in the Penguin Plunge, but there are great incentive prizes for those who meet higher fundraising levels. Those who do not want to take the plunge can still participate in the fundraising effort. Entrants are asked to raise their funds early enough to bring them the day of the event.

Register online at for a free event T shirt. Costumes are encouraged. Get a printable registration form at

The Plunge day schedule is as follows:

10:00 am  Registration

12:00 noon  Plunge

1:00 pm  Awards for fundraisers, best costumes and other festivities.

Proceeds from the Penguin Plunge will support 13,000 athletes in Special Olympics CT in their year-round training in 27 different sports.

For more information call (203)230-1201 ext 264 or email

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The Raymond James 2018 Monopoly Tournament, 7th Annual

The Raymond James 2018 Monopoly Tournament, 7th Annual will be held Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Road, Pittsfield, MA 01201.

The event is hosted by the Berkshire County Kids’ Place.

There will be no event-day registration so pre-register at

The entry is $30 per person plus a $2.54 fee. The evening will include prizes, raffles, awards, hors d’oeuvres, snacks and cash bar.

The competition format is as follows: Everyone will play a preliminary 90 minute round. The top six finishers will play a 90 minute final round for the grand prize, which is a two-night stay at the Lakehouse Inn in Lee, MA and dinner for two at the Cork and Hearth.

The evening schedule is as follows:

5:30- 6:15 pm   Check in

6:15- 7:45 pm  1st 90 minute round

7:45- 8:15 pm  Snacks, hors d’oeuvres

8:15- 9:45 pm  Final 90 minute Championship round.

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Berkshire County Kids’ Place. Last year’s tournament raised $18,000.

Corporate sponsorships are welcome.

For more information call Kendal Lenihan at (413) 236-5612 or email

For more information about the Berkshire County Kids’ Place visit them on Facebook.

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The No-Nut Connecticut State Curling Championship

The No-Nut Connecticut State Curling Championship will be held Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 at the Norfolk Curling Club, 70 Golf Drive, Norfolk, CT  06058.

The competition is open to Club members only, but the public is welcome to come and watch. Admission is free. There will be a cash bar and lunch available at reasonable prices.

Any spectators who may be interested in learning more about curling or who may be interested in joining the Norfolk Curling Club can talk to club members throughout the day.

The matches are scheduled to begin around 10:00 am Saturday, but times are subject to change based on the number of teams entered.

For more information or to verify starting times, please call the Norfolk Curling Club at (860) 542-1100.

Proceeds from the competition entry fees and food and beverage sales will benefit the Norfolk Curling Club programs.

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