Bruises, sprains … turf burn — when it comes to rugby, these are perhaps as much a part of the game as are things such as good old offense, defense, scoring, and winning. Just ask some of the women from Newtown who, in college, traded in their soccer shin pads and running shoes for — well … bruises, cuts, and turf burn (and bags of ice) on the rugby field.
Newtown’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #308 Ladies Auxiliary member Kathy DiCecca’s nephew Kyle Armstrong will be bringing his dirt modified big block race car to the VFW in Newtown on Sunday, April 7 at 2 pm. The public is invited to see the car and enjoy refreshments at the VFW.
Mr Armstrong, an auto racer at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebenon N.Y. is bringing his car down to inspire others to “follow their dreams,” Ms DiCecca said. His own dream is to get into Nascar.
Thousands of runners and walkers — of a variety of ages — cluttered the streets of Hartford not for just the exercise, a fast time, or the competitive nature of a race but, rather, a good cause, on March 23. They participated in the Hartford Marathon Foundation's Sandy Hook Run For The Families, a 5K race which was so much more than a race — a means for giving, remembering, and supporting those who have been through so much.
Leaps of Faith Disabled Skiers will host a Boating License Course on Saturday, April 13, from 8 am to 4 pm, at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street in Newtown. Completion of the course will qualify registrants for their Connecticut Boating & Personal Water Craft License.
Course instruction will be given by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Registration is $65 before April 10, $70 after, and is open to individuals who are 12 years and older. Lunch, snacks and refreshments will be served.
In an event to benefit the Jessica Rekos Memorial Fund, the stars of ESPN’s College GameDay will be at Newtown High School on Saturday, March 30, from 10 am to 12:30 pm
Jessica was one of the victims of 12/14. One of her passions was learning about whales, and through her memorial fund and this event, her family hopes to raise funds to build awareness for whale and marine mammal research.
If the Newtown High School football team’s early showing of success in offseason workout efforts is a precursor for what’s to come in the fall, the Nighthawks stand to be one of the stronger teams — literally — in the South-West Conference.
It’s called March Madness, and fans of college basketball understand why when they fill out (then mark up or tear up and redo) their brackets. Inevitably there will be upsets. Which No. 12 seed will “shock” a No. 5 this time around? It seems to happen almost every year. Which top-seed will fall? And when?
Given to someone who has had a significant impact on Newtown athletics for years, the Newtown Bee’s Harmon Award For Sportsman of the Year — this time around — goes to not just one person but, rather, the many people and organizations that have reached out to assist the Sandy Hook community in the aftermath of 12/14.