Vote in support of local nonprofit, win Red Sox tix
WILMINGTON- Southern Vermont Therapeutic Riding Center has been named one of the finalists for the Red Sox Foundation’s IMPACT Awards, which provides Red Sox fans in the five New England states outside of Massachusetts with the opportunity to vote for their favorite local non profits to decide which organizations will be awarded grants. This year’s theme of the IMPACT Awards is focused on organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to improving health and wellness outcomes in their community.
Fans can vote for the non profit that best fits within this year’s theme. The nomination period is open through July 28.
The foundation will donate a total of $75,000. Voting will help determine a first-, second-, and third-place winner in each of the five states. First-place winners will receive a $10,000 award and check presentation during a pregame ceremony at Fenway Park on September 5, tickets to a game, and recognition on the team and foundation websites. Charities with the second- and third-most votes will receive grants of $3,000 and $2,000 respectively, along with additional benefits.
To be eligible, charities must be 501(c)(3) non profits in good standing whose work is consistent with the Red Sox Foundation’s mission of serving the health, education, recreation, and social service needs of children, families, and veterans in need across New England.
Go to redsox.com/IMPACT to vote for the award.
Sullivan aces hole in one
DOVER- Ben Sullivan shot a hole-in-one at the Mount Snow Golf Club Friday, June 14. He was on the par-three sixth hole and teed off from about 145 yards out. Witnesses were Mike Townshend and Ryan Cuppernull.
Softball tournaments return
WHITINGHAM- On Saturday, June 29, and Sunday, June 30, the annual Kayla Lackey and Jessica Bolognani softball tournament will be held on Town Hill. Games start at 7 am and continue throughout the day. Everyone is welcome. For more information or to register a team contact Erin Lackey at (802) 236-3783 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fish migration topic of talk
BELLOWS FALLS- Fish migration on the Connecticut River and tributaries is in full swing. Join Connecticut River Conservancy’s River Steward Kathy Urffer for a talk about migratory fish species in the Connecticut River and how they navigate the fish ladders on their journey to and from the sea. The talk will be held Saturday, June 22, from 1 to 3 pm at the Bellows Falls Fishway and Visitor Center.
For more information and to register visit https://bellows-falls-fish.eventbrite.com.
Charity ride for adaptive sports
KILLINGTON- Final preparations are underway for the ninth annual Vermont Adaptive Charity Ride presented by Long Trail Brewing, Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23. Live music at the after-party includes the Starline Rhythm Boys and Duppy Conquerors. The goal is to raise more than $300,000 for adaptive sports and recreation at this annual fundraising event.
In addition to event classic road routes that include the Cabot 100-, 60-, 40-, and 20-mile rides, mountain bikers now can join the cause at Sunday’s downhill timed session.
For information go to charityride.vermontadaptive.org.