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Berkshire South Regional Community Center Swim-a-thon

The Berkshire South Regional Community Center Swim-a-thon will be held Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Berkshire South regional Community Center, 15 Crissey road, Great Barrington, MA 01230.

Note: If you are unable to join the March 2nd event, call the BSRCC to arrange an alternative date.

Participants will swim laps within a two hour time limit, not to exceed 200 laps.

New this year- two water-based classes, AquaZumba and AquaAerobics, are available as a lap-swimming alternative.

A minimum donation of $20 is required to participate in the Swim-a-thon, but registrants are encouraged to fundraise beyond that minimum.

Register online at berkshiresouth.org/swim-a-thon by February 28th or pick up a registration packet at the Berkshire South front desk.

Please bring your $20 minimum donation to the Swim-a-thon, but all pledges are due by March 12th.

Event Day Schedule:

8:00 am – 4:00 pm   Swim-a-thon

9:00 am AquaZumba class

2:00 pm AquaAerobics class

Proceeds from the event will support the purchase of adaptive equipment for BSRCC programs.

For more information call the Aquatics Manager at (413) 528-2810 ext. 12 or email aquatics@berkshiresouth.org.

To learn more about the Berkshire South Regional Community Center visit berkshiresouth.org.

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Monument Mountain Regional High School Spartan Football Golf Tournament

The Monument Mountain Regional High School Spartan Football Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, August 24, 2018 at the Egremont Country Club, 685 S. Egremont Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230.

The tournament is an 18 hole, four-person scramble. The entry fee is $100 per person which includes green fees, cart, complimentary coffee and donuts, buffet lunch, on-course contests and awards. There will also be a raffle.

The tournament day schedule is as follows:

8-9 am Registration, coffee and donuts.

9 am Shotgun start

Awards and buffet lunch after tournament.

Proceeds from the tournament will help fund new equipment and bus transportation costs for the Monument Mountain High School Spartan Football Team through its Booster Club.

Tee sponsors welcome.

For more information, call Gail Guarda at (413) 347-6421 or email her at gailguarda1@yahoo.com.

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Great Barrington Rotary 35th Annual Drive for Scholarships Golf Tournament

The Great Barrington Rotary 35th Annual Drive for Scholarships Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Wyantenuck Country Club, 46 W. Sheffield Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230.

The 18 hole four person scramble format event costs $110 per person which includes green fees, cart, lunch, tee gift and awards. For another $20, golfers can take part in on-course contests like closest to the pin, longest drive, a putting contest and two hole in one prizes ($10,000 for one, a new vehicle for the other). There will also be a Chinese raffle.

Registration deadline is July 1st.

The tournament day schedule is as follows:

8:00 am  Registration, continental breakfast, raffle.

9:00 am  Shotgun Start

Lunch and awards follow the tournament.

Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Rotary Club Scholarship Fund which awarded $60,000 in scholarships in 2017. Each year the golf tournament, which is the Rotary Club’s biggest fundraiser, brings in $40-$45,000.

To register or for more information call Ed McCormick at (413) 446-0882.

To learn more about the Great Barrington Rotary Club visit gb-rotary.org.

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Relay For Life of Berkshire County

The Relay For Life of Berkshire County, There’s No place Like Hope, will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 22-23, 2018 at the Monument Mountain Regional High School, 600 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, MA.

Team members take turns walking around a track or other designated course. A requirement is that each team has a member walking at all times.

Money is raised by teams who solicit donations from individuals and businesses. There are a number of fundraising options some of which continue year round.

Although the time spans may vary (anywhere from six to 24 hours), the schedule for all of the Relay for Life events pretty much follows a standard format. Relays include an Opening Ceremony followed by the Survivors Lap, the Caregivers Lap, the Luminaria Ceremony and Closing Ceremony.

Friday

6 pm Opening ceremonies Survivors and Caregivers Lap

Relay

9:00 pm Luminaria

Saturday

Noon Closing Ceremonies

Relay For Life started in 1985 when Dr. Gordon “Gordy” Klatt walked/ran for 24 hours on a track in Tacoma, Washington to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society.

Today teams raise funds at over 3,500 Relay events nationwide.

Proceeds from Relay For Life events “help the American Cancer Society fund ground-breaking cancer research, crucial patient care services, and prevention and early detection programs.”

For more information about the Relay For Life Berkshire County call Mahsoun Choudhury at (413) 493-2122 or email him at mahsoun.choudhury@cancer.org.

For more information about the benefiting programs go to cancer.org.

Relay for Life Berkshires thanks the following businesses for their generous support:

Berkshire Bank Foundation Inc
Berkshire Health Systems
Guido’s Fresh Marketplace
Pittsfield Cooperative Bank
Rock Business Solutions
W.D. Hewins & Sons
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