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Rec briefs: Brave Challenge golf tournament seeks entries

Staff Reports
Published: 5/15/2019 8:47:00 PM
Modified: 5/15/2019 8:46:52 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Woodstock Union High School teachers Cody TanCreti and Jeff Thomas want your help as they seek to help people with cognitive, developmental, physical and emotional disabilities.

The two are hosting a fundraising golf tournament for the Brave Challenge on June 1 at Crown Point Country Club, starting at 1 p.m. The goal is to help fund a pair of Brave Challenge races in Vermont this year, obstacle course events targeting people with special needs.

The Brave Challenge races are scheduled for July 20 at South Burlington High School and Sept. 21 at Hartford High School. Each race costs about $10,000 to run, according to Thomas, which is why he and TanCreti are hosting a golf tournament on the event’s behalf.

The cost to play the Crown Point fundraiser is $300 for a team of four. The fee includes the 18-hole tournament, power carts and a post-tourney meal. Prizes will go the low team round, and opportunities for longest drive and closest to the pin will also be involved.

Information is available at For further details, email or call 802-356-6356.

H.S. teams unitefor fundraising tourney

GRANTHAM — Five Upper Valley high school golf programs are uniting to host a fundraising tournament on June 22 at Eastman Golf Links.

The 18-hole tourney helps the golf teams at Newport, Lebanon, Stevens, Kearsarge and Windsor high schools defray costs tied to their fall campaigns. In some cases, the teams have to fund themselves, and this tournament gives the public a chance to help and have fund at the same time.

The tournament, which will start at 1 p.m., costs $100 per person or $400 per four-player team to join. Sponsorship opportunities are also available, and raffle donations are also welcome.

Contact Stevens High golf coach Ryan Seaver at 603-3137985 or for more information or to register.

Post 22 tourney

LEBANON — The Lebanon American Legion Post 22 baseball program will hold its annual Bill Broughton Memorial Golf tournament on June 1 at Carter Country Club.

The 18-hole best-ball scramble kicks off at noon, with an 11 a.m. check-in. The cost to play is $125 per person, with a maximum of 16 four-man teams. The fee includes a barbecue cookout.

Contact Pete St. Pierre at 603-448-3429 to register.

On the PitchLSC Blast blanks GPS

NORWICH — The Upper Valley Lightning’s 2003 Blast boys team posted a 2-0 shutout of GPS Aztec over the weekend.

Max Ritter accounted for both of LSC’s goals. Ritter opened his account by pinning a 30-yard free kick into the top left corner of the Aztec net. He added another on a penalty kick after Noah Boyer drew a foul in the Aztec penalty area.

On the WaterNCC paddling event

NEWBURY, Vt. — The Newbury Conseration Commission’s 16th Paddle the Border will be held on Saturday, beginning from Community Field in Woodsville and ending at Bedell Bridge State Park’s boat launch in Haverhill Corner. The annual canoe and kayak event down the Connecticut allows for a leisurely trip, with the promise of a barbecue lunch and music at the end of the trek.

Organizers will have a shuttle available for participants and their personal equipment from 10-11 a.m. at Bedell Bridge. The launch point is across from Community Field, off N.H. Route 135, with a recommended departure time of 10:30-11:30 a.m. Volunteers will be on hand at the launch to help protect boats prior to their departure.

The trip should take about 3½ hours, where more volunteers will have the lunch going and the Strawberry Farm Band will be playing. All participants are required to honor safe boating practices to be part of the day.

For more information, contact Michael Thomas at 802-757-3960 or

On the TrailsNCC work day

NEWBURY, Vt. — The Newbury Conservation Commission will hold its annual trails day work day on June 1 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with work scheduled for the Wells River Conservation Trails, the Cross Vermont Trail, the Blue Mountain Nature Trail and the Boltonville Nature Trail.

The NCC seeds volunteers to help keep all four sites in good shape by helping clear out winter blowdowns and cut back spring growth and brish. The NCC and the Cross Vermont Trail Association have received a grant to resurface the Wells River routes, and it’s important to get the prep work done before resurfacing can begin.

Volunteers are asked to bring weed whackers, brush cutters, loppers, shoves, rakes and chainsaws to help get the work done. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Blue Mountain Union High School parking lot in Wells River before heading off to the trails.

For more information, contact Michael Thomas at 802-757-3960 or

On the RunRyan’s Run 5K

LYME CENTER — Ryan’s Run, a rural 5K race to benefit area youth programs, will be held on June 1 at the Dartmouth Skiway.

The event starts at 10 a.m. and remembers Lyme native Ryan Saunders, who died in 2012. Saunders grew up racing on the Skiway’s slopes. Money raised from Ryan’s Run supports camp opportunities for area youths.

The race cost is $20. Contact Ben Saunders at or 603-643-0443 for more information.

Save a Stray 5K

NEWPORT — The Sullivan County Humane Society has scheduled its annual Save a Stray 5K road race for June 22 at the historic Corbin Coverred Bridge in Newport.

The run/walk is a fundraiser to help the society care for homeless animals and run spay/neuter clinics. Online registration is available at $20 per runners, and the first 100 to sign up will receive a free event T-shirt. Awards will go to the top three runners in each gender, with winners receiving a $50 cash prize. Participants are also welcome to bring their dogs with them; dogs must be leashed and will start at the back of the pack.

The race begins at 10 a.m., with day-of race registration available at 8:30 a.m. Post-race festivities include a barbecue and raffle prizes. For more information, contact or visit

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