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Jimmy’s Ride 2019

Jimmy’s Ride 2019  will be held Saturday, August 10, 2019 starting at Berkshire County Kids’ Place, 63 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, MA 01201.

The 24th annual motorcycle ride begins at Kid’s Place and ends at Camp Russel, 341 Boys Club Rd., Richmond, MA.

The entry fee for the Ride is $25 per person. Non-riders are welcome to the post- Ride celebration at Camp Russel in Richmond, MA. for $5 per person and $20 per family.

Run day schedule:

9:30 am  Registration

11:00 am Ride begins

Following the Ride enjoy Jimmy’s After Party at Camp Russel including food, music and fun activities.

The ride honors Jimmy Bernardo who was kidnapped and killed 23 years ago.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Jimmy’s Ride Fund which in turn benefits Berkshire County Kids’ Place in their efforts to help young victims of sexual and domestic violence.

Past events have raised as much as $20,000.

To register go to , and click on “Jimmy’s Ride 2019” picture.

To learn more about Kids’ Place visit

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Sweltering Summer 8 Hour and 5K

The Sweltering Summer 8 Hour and 5K will be held Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Clapp Park, 215 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201.

The race, which is organized by the Berkshire Ultra Runners Community for Service, will be run on a dirt and cinder track.

Timing by Mike Melton at MCMTiming.

To register or for more information about the race or donating to Wisdom House contact race Director Bennjamin Griffin at or call (413) 443-5819.

Race Day Schedule:

6:00 am – 7:00 am  Packet pickup

7:00 am  8 hour and Virtual 1 hour races

Noon – 1:00 pm  5K Packet pickup

1:00 pm  5K

Awards after race.

Hand-made medal, t-shirt, mug, and sticker to all participants. Overall top 3 male and female in each event. 10 year age groups recognized and top relay team. Individual mileage awards and other swag will be handed out at the conclusion of the 8-Hour event for lifetime mileage.

Proceeds from the race will benefit Moments House, a warm home-like daytime facility for all Berkshire County residents living with a cancer diagnosis as well as their families and support systems. Donate online or sign up to fundraise at:

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Ice Bucket Open

The Ice Bucket Open, 4th Annual will be held Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Canaan Country Club, 74 High Street, Canaan, CT 06018.

The 18 hole, four-person scramble format event will be run in two flights.

The cost is $115 per person which includes green fees, continental breakfast, cart, lunch, on-course contests, prizes and awards. There will also be a raffle.

Only advance registrations will be accepted, by August 2nd- no exceptions. Last year, the morning flight filled up early and the entire tournament sold out well before tournament day.

Send registration and check to Jeannine Frink, 11 Ruth Cross Road, Colebrook, CT 06021.

Tournament day schedule is as follows:

7:30 am   Check in for morning flight, continental breakfast.

8:00 am  Shotgun start for morning flight

Noon   Lunch for both flights

12:30 pm  Check in for afternoon flight

1:00  pm   Shotgun start for afternoon flight.

Raffle and awards follow end of second flight (award winners need not be present)

For information about registration, sponsorship opportunities etc. call or text Jeannine at (203) 223-2688.

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the ALS Association, Connecticut Chapter which provides equipment, transportation, and general support to ALS patients and their families.

To learn more about the ALS Association visit

Thank you to the following generous supporters:

Eric Kostak

Stony Brook Golf Course

263 Milton Road

Litchfield, CT  06759


Beth Ford

Candlewood Valley Country Club

401 Danbury Road

New Milford, CT  06776


Dino Gravanis

The Ranch Golf Club

65 Sunnyside Road

Southwick, MA   01077


Karen Madaus

Richter Park Golf Course

100 Aunt Hack Road

Danbury, CT  06811


Ron Pfaefflin

Norfolk Country Club

50 Golf Drive

Norfolk, CT   06058


Jon Urban

Copake Country Club

44 Golf Course Road

Craryville, NY  12521


Mark Levesque

Columbia Golf & Country Club

P. O. Box 646

Claverack, NY  12513


Jared Smith

Greenwoods Country Club

300 Torringford Street

Winsted, CT  06098


Jim Budney

Greenwoods Country Club

300 Torringford Street

Winsted, CT  06098


Tom Sullivan

Wyantenuck Country Club

P. O. Box 338

Great Barrington, MA   01230


Bob Ferrarotti

Fairview Farms Golf Course

300 Hill Road

Harwinton, CT  06791


Bud Pepin

Torrington Country Club

P. O. Box 837

Torrington, CT  06790


Mike DeFeo

159 South Borough Road

Southington, CT  06489


Ledgebrook Wine & Spirits

Attn:  Neil

200 New Hartford Road

Winsted, CT  06098


Mario’s Tuscany Grill

560 Main Street

Winsted, CT  06098


Tributary Restaurant

19 Rowley Street

Winsted, CT  06098


Al Nero

Gilson Cafe & Cinema

354 Main Street

Winsted, CT  06098



R & B Sport

19 Rowley Street

Winsted, CT  06098


Rowley Grill & Tap

19 Rowley Street

Winsted, CT  06098


Northwest Sporting Goods

178 Rowley Street

Winsted, CT  06098


Ann Lavieri

Allstate Insurance

40 Park Place E

Winsted, CT  06098

Chelsea Gomez

Ryan Gomez

Allstate Insurance

40 Park Place E

Winsted, CT  06098


Harvey & Marion Bullis

14 W. Goldfinch Court

Savannah, GA  31419


David Cappabianca

Mattress Firm

1912 East Main Street

Torrington, CT  06790


Robin Bergman

64 Deer Run Road

Watertown, CT  06795


Fran Marrello

84 Lake Plymouth Blvd

Plymouth, CT  06782


Winsted Precision Ball

159 Colebrook River Road

Winsted, CT  06098



Shawn Finney

Finney Electric LLC

72 Old turnpike Road N

Canaan, CT  06018


Knight’s Electrical Service, Inc.

Moe & Dolly Spadaccini

P. O. Box 64

Canaan, CT  06018


The Barden Foundation

1146 Barnum Avenue

Bridgeport, CT  06610



Leslie DiMartino

Riverton General Store, LLC

2 Main Street, P.O. Box 48

Riverton, CT  06065


Meredith Wise

Employers Association of the NE

67 Hunt Street, PO Box 1070

Agawam, MA   01001-6070


Mitchell Auto Group

71 Albany Tpke

Canton, CT  06019


Kimberly Perez

Golf Club of Avon

160 Country Club Road

Avon, CT  06001


Maria Schaechter

Schaeffler Group USA

308 Springhill Farm Road

Fort Mill, SC 29715




Tina Zucca

Pop’s Diner

85 Main Street

Canaan, CT  06018


Normand Wine & Spirit

361 North Main Street

Winsted, CT  06098

  Tony Troisi

T & J Screw Machine Products

27 Main Street

Oakville, CT  06779



Buddy Riva

CA Lindell

59 Church Street

Canaan, CT  06018

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