Sports & Recreation

13th Annual Mary’s Walk and Kerrymen Pub 5K Slated for March 13, 2011

Saco, Maine (March 2, 2011) – When Gene Libby called Karen Hakala on January 13 to ask her to participate in Mary’s Walk, she remembered the fifth anniversary of her diagnosis with breast cancer – on January 13, 2006. March 13, 2011 marks the 13th anniversary of Mary’s Walk. “I used to think of 13 as an unlucky number,” said Hakala. “Now I see it as my lucky number.” She will speak at the opening ceremony for the event and is forming a team to walk.
Hakala, vice president of marketing for Norway Savings Bank, describes herself as a “poster child for mammography.”  Six months after finding a “small speck” on her mammogram, a follow-up showed three lumps. “Screening saves lives.  …  Cancer is not discriminating.  I was very active and still am. Before learning I had cancer, I had run a six mile loop every day since high school,” said Hakala.
“I will not be cancer.   I can choose to do that, or to move forward,” she added.

Dudziak's School of Gymnastics hosts competition and fundraiser for nine year old with rare disease

Dudziak's School of Gymnastics hosts competition and fundraiser for nine year old with rare disease

On Easter Sunday, 2010, a nine-year old Bella Tucker of Londonderry, NH contracted a rare form of Streptococcus Pneumonia Sepsis with DIC (disseminated intravascular coagulation).  After 5 days in a coma, amazingly she recovered only to then endure a quadruple amputation. Bella is a member of The Phantom Gymnastic Team and also a member of the gymnastic community from her home town of Londonderry NH. to Fairfield Me.

Dudziak's School of Gymnastics located in Biddeford ME will be hosting competition/fundraising event on February 27, 2011 for their friend, Bella.

The event is set to host over 150 gymnasts and these young humanitarians making a change.

This will be a defining moment in their lives. Bad things happen; it is how you persevere to make it right. These young people are doing just that.

Checks and donations can be made out to Dudziak’s School of Gymnastics;

Tax ID # 27-6710741.

SWIM. BIKE. RUN.

SWIM. BIKE. RUN.

How Far Can You Go in 60 Minutes Without Even Stepping Outside?

BIDDEFORD, ME (Feb. 15, 2010) – The temperatures outside are still bitter cold, but at the Northern York County Family YMCA it’s a perfect time to swim, bike and run!

On Sun., Mar. 06, 2011 the Y will host the 7th Annual  Indoor Triathlon – a competition that involves 20 minutes each of pool swimming, stationary bike riding, and treadmill running. At the end of the 60-minute event, each participant’s distance will be calculated. Awards will be presented to the first place male and female winners, as well as age-group winners.

Who:  The event draws participants of all ages and levels of athletic abilities – from beginners to seasoned triathletes. Register individually or as part of a relay team!

What: 7th Annual Indoor Triathlon
Beginning with a 20-minute pool swim, participants will have their laps counted.

Maine Cancer Foundation Announces New Gold Partner for 13th Annual Mary’s Walk Fundraiser

Maine Cancer Foundation Announces New Gold Partner for 13th Annual Mary’s Walk Fundraiser

Registration forms and online registration are now available for the March 13
Mary’s Walk which is held in conjunction with the Kerrymen Pub 5K.

Saco, Maine (Feb. 15, 2011) - On Sunday, March 13, nearly 4,000 walkers and runners will converge on Saco to celebrate the 13th annual Mary’s Walk and Kerrymen Pub 5K. These hardy souls from southern Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts will arrive to honor the memory of lives lost to cancer and to encourage and support those who are currently coping with the disease. 

This year, the Mary’s Walk committee is pleased to acknowledge Town & Country Federal Credit Union’s Gold Partnership.  Town & Country’s Saco branch office is along the route where Mary Kerry Libby used to walk while trying to recover from her courageous battle with cancer.

PeoplesChoice Credit Union Supports Charitable Partner Maine Centers for Women

PeoplesChoice Credit Union Supports Charitable Partner Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community at Maine Red Claws Game

The Portland Expo was the backdrop for PeoplesChoice Credit Union Night at the Maine Red Claws D-League basketball game on Friday, January 28th. In keeping with PeoplesChoice ongoing goal of community involvement, over $500 was raised through a 50/50 raffle for participating charitable partner, Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community (MCWWC).

“It’s always been an important mission for us to give back to the communities where our members work and live,” says PeoplesChoice Vice President Eric Green.  “Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community is a fantastic, well-deserving organization.” He adds.

Jointly, Eric Green and MCWWC Director Carolyn May delivered the game ball to center court.

BOWL-A-THON to benefit the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital

BOWL-A-THON to benefit the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital

The Big 20 Bowling Center is proud to announce the first annual ‘Bowl with the Portland Pirates’, a fundraiser to benefit the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. Meet, mingle and bowl with the team and raise money for the kids at the same time. Lunch will be provided courtesy of Subway and Pepsi along with great prize packs and raffles. Call or stop by today, space is limited.

WHERE: ROUTE 1 – SCARBOROUGH, ME

WHEN: THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2011

TIME: 4:30PM TO 6:00PM

COST: $30 PER PERSON

CALL: 883-2131

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Big-20-Bowling-Center/127794977269015

Big 20 Celebrating 60 Years!

Big 20 Celebrating 60 Years!

The Big 20 Bowling Center on Route 1 in Scarborough is celebrating their 60th year with new owners Mike Walker and Rick Jones. Visit them on facebook and receive special offers, updates and events. And no, this ain’t no big ball, this is Candlepin Bowling! Check out Rock-N-Bowl every Friday and Saturday from 7pm-10pm, for only $10 bucks and think about joining a league next season.

Hours: M-Sat 9am-10p

          Sun 11am-8pm

http://www.big20bowling.com/