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Torrington Middle School 11th Boys vs. Girls Soccer Showdown

The Torrington Middle School 11th Boys vs. Girls Soccer Showdown will be held Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the Torrington Middle School, 200 Middle School Drive, Torrington, CT 06790.

The Showdown is back for the 11th time, after a two-year hiatus, with a boys vs. girls soccer match with a unique scoring system. The game will be scored conventionally, but in addition, there is another competition going on as well. Each team will also be soliciting donations of canned and non-perishable food items for FISH ( Friends In Service to Humanity). For every 20 food items a team collects, a goal will be added to their score.

Donations for the girls’ team should be taken to Coach Angelo Calabrese in Room 111, donations for the boys’ team to Coach Brian Kiernan Room 118. Donors may deliver the goods on game day, but in advance would be better for logistical reasons. Rules state that the final tally will be made at half time.

In the most recent years, the Showdown has collected 1500 – 1600 food items.

The event runs from 3 – 5:30 pm.

Proceeds from the Showdown will benefit FISH of Northwestern CT.

For more information email Brian Kiernan at or call the Torrington Middle School at (860) 496-4050.

To learn more about FISH visit

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Torrington Elks Bunco Night

The Torrington Elks Bunco Night will be held Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, at the Torrington Elks Lodge #372, 70 Litchfield St., Torrington, CT 06790.

Entry fee for the Bunco event is $20 per person which also includes appetizers, light desserts and beverages and White Elephant prizes. There will also be a cash bar.

To register call Joanne Wright at (860) 361-6247. Registration is limited to 80 entrants.

5:00 pm Doors open

6:30 pm First round begins

For more information or to find how to donate gift baskets again call Joanne.

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

For more information about the Torrington Elks Lodge #372 and its programs visit

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5K Foot Pursuit & Kids Run

The 5K Foot Pursuit & Kids Run will be run Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Coe Memorial Park, 101 Litchfield Street, Torrington, CT 06790.

The first-year event is sponsored by the Torrington Police Department in collaboration with the Police Activities League.

To register go to

Here is the registration fee schedule:

Adults – $30

Students – $20

Family (4 or more) – $70

Kids Run (10 and under)

Please add $5 for Race day registration

Race day schedule:

7:00 – 8:00 am Packet pickup and race day registration

8:30 am Race begins

Awards after the race.

Prizes will be awarded to the first place winners, male and female as well as the winners in each of six age groups.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Police Activities League, Inc. to assist community programs that foster the relationships between police officers and youth.

For more information call Officer Tony Pietrafesa (860) 489-2014 or email him at

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