BERNARDSTON, MASS. >> The seventh annual Sy's Fund Golf Tournament will be held at Crumpin Fox on Thursday, Aug. 18 with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

The format is 18 holes and a four-person team scramble. The cost is $125 per player and $500 per team, which includes greens fees, golf cart, snacks and lunch. Prizes will be awarded for first place teams in male, female and mixed divisions. In addition, there will be contests for "closest to the pin" and "the longest drive" for both men and women, as well as a fun game or two. There will be a raffle table with many items donated by generous businesses in the Keene, Greenfield and Brattleboro area. Brattleboro Ford Subaru is the tournament's hole-in-one sponsor. Greenfield-Northampton Co-op Bank is another major sponsor of the event.

There are still openings available for teams. Contact Terry Bonnette at 802-376-4454 to sign up for this fun event or send an email to

Sy's Fund is a tribute fund in memory of Silas "Sy" River Bennett, who died of cancer in 2008 at the age of 29. Sy's Fund is unique in that they fund tangible gifts and integrative therapies to make life a little easier for young adults ages 18-39 who are going through the challenges of a cancer diagnosis.

Among the many gifts Sy's Fund has provided, are an underwater camera for a young woman who is undergoing cancer treatments and finds underwater photography very calming; a sewing machine with embroidery options for a young mom who wants to create memory quilts for her family; an IPAD for a single mom who has written two books but had to go to the public library to use their computers before receiving her IPad.


If you are an area business that would like more information on how you can be a part of this great event, contact Bonnette at 802-376-4454 or

For an application or more information about Sy's Fund, or to make a donation, contact Executive Director Lorraine Kerz via email at, or call her at 413-512-9177.


WESTMINSTER >> The Connecticut Valley Pee Wee Football League is entering its 49th year of football and will have its yearly signups and tryouts on Aug. 11 at 5:30 p.m. and Aug. 16 at 5:30 p.m. at Bellows Falls Union High School. Also, equipment issue will be on Aug. 18 at 5:30 p.m. It is open to those entering grades 3-8 that live in the Connecticut River Valley and also New Hampshire residents. Players are asked to wear shorts, t-shirts and sneakers to the tryouts that will take place after registration.

There is now a Grade 3 team. Grades 4-6 participate in Pee Wee Football and grades 7-8 participate in the Junior High Program.

You must attend one of the signup nights to register and players already in the league must attend one of these dates as well or make arrangements by calling Glenn Gendron at 603-398-6216 or Ed Vancor 802-376-5902. Cheerleaders must also sign up on one of these dates or contact Tara Darrell at 802-376- 6320.

There are no weight limits. Every kid is welcome.

Again this year, Flag Football will be offered for the younger players. The age groups are 4-7 years old. Signups will be at the same time as the Pee Wee Football dates.

The cost for Pee Wee and Junior High will be $40 per child. The cost for Flag Football will be $15 per child.

Canoe, Kayak Racing

The New England Canoe and Kayak Racing Association (NECKRA) is hosting the USCA National Championships at the Northfield Mountain Recreational and Environmental Center in Northfield, Mass. The three-day event will take place Aug. 12-14 with championship competition for canoe, kayak, surfski and SUP. For the younger paddlers, sprint races will be held on Aug. 11.