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 :
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the Special Olympics visit soct.org.
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 hamzyskarate.org.
To learn more about the St. Peter/St. Francis School visit torringtoncatholics.org.
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 sharonparksandrecreation.org 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 sharonparksandrecreation.org.
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 sharonparksandrecreation.org, and click “kickball tournament”. Or email Matt Mette at email@example.com.
Admission to the event is free.
The 6th Annual “Angel in the Infield” Softball Tournament, in memory of Keri Perotti, will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, 2018 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 www.angelintheinfield.wixsite.com/tournament 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 www.angelintheinfield.wixsite.com/tournament 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
Lindell Fuels, Inc.
C&C Plumbing and Heating
C Squared Painting
Canaan Auto Supply
Curtis Insurance Agency
Ed’s Auto Parts
Emberlin Property Care
Jay’s Lawn Care
Mountainside Treatment Center
Pittsfield Communication Systems, Inc.
RJ Beham Forest Products
Segalla Sand and Gravel, Inc.
Segalla’s Turnkey Housing
Stateline Pizza Restaurant
Stephen Bailey – Swing Nation
Universal Outdoor Services
WM Perotti & Sons, Inc.
The Spring Splash, 14th Annual, will be held Sunday, April 8, 2018 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 thejanelloydfund.org 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 thejanelloydfund.org.
To learn more about the Housatonic FFA Alumni John Rice Scholarship Fund email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 lefforstudents.org.
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 BOD@LEFforStudents.org.
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
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 give.classy.org/winstedplunge for a free event T shirt. Costumes are encouraged. Get a printable registration form at soct.org.
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 email@example.com.
The “Buildspiel” Bonspiel will be held Thursday, March 8th through Sunday, March 11th at the Norfolk Curling Club, 70 Golf Drive, Norfolk, CT 06058.
Co-Chairs are Shannon Zwick and Vickie Brown.
This an open bonspiel- teams can be made up of any gender combination of four.
The Bonspiel is comprised of four events, spanning four days and including up to 20 teams. There is a three-game guarantee and a four-game final.
The entry fee for the four day event is $320 per team. Registration is in advance only . To get a printable entry form go to norfolkcurlingclub.org. Send entry forms and check payable to Norfolk Curling Club to:
39 Andre Drive
Northfield, CT 06778
Spectators are welcome to all events. Admission is free, and there is a bar and limited luncheon menu available.
The schedule is as follows, note that starting times are approximate:
Thursday , 4:00 pm
Friday and Saturday, 7:30-8:00 am
Sunday 8:30 am
Participants will compete for various trophies and prizes among four different events.
Proceeds from the bonspiel will help fund operations for the Norfolk Curling Club, an all volunteer, member and donation supported non-profit.
For registration deadline , starting times and other information call Shannon Zwick at (203) or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit norfolkcurlingclub.org.
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 eventbrite.com.
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 email@example.com.
For more information about the Berkshire County Kids’ Place visit them on Facebook.