2016 College Soccer Games Come To Manchester
The Town of Manchester hosts the 2016 College Soccer Series, kicking-off on Wednesday, August 10, with Division I women’s soccer, when the University of Vermont Catamounts take on the the University of Massachusetts Amherst Minutewomen at 6 p.m. at Applejack Stadium, one of the premier grass fields in Vermont with field lighting and seating for about 1,000 fans, plus standing room for additional fans, located at the Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park, off Bonnet Street in Manchester Center. The Series continues on Sunday, August 28, at 6 p.m., when the Castleton University men host the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. The Series wraps up on Saturday, September 3, with the Middlebury College women hosting the defending NCAA Division III national champions Williams College at noon, and the Southern Vermont College men hosting a regular season game against SUNY Cobleskill at 7 p.m. The Burr and Burton Academy women’s team, state championship finalist in 2015, take on Saint Johnsbury at 4 p.m. on September 3 in an action-packaged day. At 2:30, Town officials, Burr and Burton representatives and a host of local sports leagues will dedicate the Town’s newest athletic fields, Eckhardt Field and McClellan Field. Concession food will be available for all the games. Admission is $3 for students and seniors and $5 for adults.
Rizio-Wood Golf Tournament Still Has Openings
It’s not too late to sign up for the 2016 Rizio-Wood Memorial Golf Tournament on Sunday, August 21, at The Golf Club at the Equinox. The scramble format begins with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Teams will be awarded prizes by a blind draw of cards at a fabulous luncheon afterward. There are many ways to help: Bring a team of players to this incomparable event, sponsor a tee yourself or through your business, or donate a prize or gift certificate. It’s a great day for a great cause at a really great price! The purpose of the Rizio-Wood Memorial scholarships is to further the education of community members in the fields of golf and/or agronomy in the spirit of support that both Joe Rizio and Richard Wood embodied. Don’t miss out on this spirited day of golf, friends, fun and prizes! For more information, call 802-362-1647 or 802-362-1279.
Pittsford 5K & Fun Run
Help raise funds for the Pittsford Recreation Department and the Adaptive Martial Arts Association by running in a 5K Race on Saturday, August 13, starting at 9 a.m. at the Pittsford Town Offices on Plains Road, Pittsford. There will also be a Fun Run starting at 10 a.m. at the Pittsford Fire Station on Pleasant Street. All ages and abilities are welcome to participate! The 5K will feature five divisions; the Fun Run will feature two divisions. Proceeds benefit the Pittsford Recreation Department and the Adaptive Martial Arts Association, a Pittsford-based national non-profit that promotes disabled inclusion in martial arts and provides free education, outreach and support services. Pre-register by August 11 to take advantage of reduced cost at adaptivemartialarts.org or at 8 a.m. on race day at the Pittsford Town Offices, 426 Plains Road, Pittsford. The cost is $20 for the 5K and $5 for the Fun Run; the day of the race the cost is $30/$10. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org and write ‘2016 Pittsford Day 5K question’ in the subject line.
Over 400 Cyclists Expected for Vermont Challenge
Touring Vermont’s southern mountain communities with four days of fully supported cycling tours, is the siren call of the fifth annual Vermont Challenge bike tour, Thursday to Sunday, August 11 to 14. Rides of one-to-four days will take cyclists to Manchester, Stratton Mountain and Ludlow on routes with varying degrees of difficulty to accommodate both recreational touring riders and elite cyclists. Registration, route maps and details are available at vtchallenge.com. Of special appeal to participants each year is the event’s signature Gran, Medio and Piccolo Fondo on Saturday, August 13. Organizers will donate a portion of the Vermont Challenge entry fees to the Stratton Foundation, which supports a variety of local charitable organizations. The Vermont Challenge hosts its Valley Stages on Thursday and Friday with a home base in Manchester at the Dana Thompson Recreation Center. On Saturday and Sunday, the Mountain Stages set forth from the nearby Stratton Mountain Resort. Each day features short, medium and long routes ranging from approximately 25 miles to over 60. Saturday’s rides present the Fondo challenges at from 45 to 105 miles in length.