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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Walter Camp Day at Yale Bowl

Saturday is Walter Camp Day at the Bowl when the Yale Bulldogs host the Leopards of Lafayette College at 12 noon.

The Walter Camp Football Foundation in conjunction with the Yale-NH Hospital Auxilary's Toy Closets Program is asking fans to bring a new unwrapped toy* to support the cause and in return, receive a free general admission ticket to the game.

Toys can be dropped off at the Hospitality Village on Central Avenue, which is located near Gates D & E.

This is the 10th year the Walter Camp Foundation has coordinated this toy drive and the first with event sponsor, the law firm of Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C.

The Yale-New Haven Hospital Auxiliary's Toy Closets program was developed to provide new, age-appropriate and educational toys to pediatric patients at the Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital.

Founded in 1993 by Ann Nyberg, WTNH News Channel 8 anchorwoman, the Toy Closets help insure that pediatric patients come away from their hospitalization with a pleasant memory. In addition, the toys serve as gifts for special occasions such as birthdays and holiday celebrations for hospitalized children.

Toys, gifts and financial contributions are needed throughout the year.

The success of the Toy Closets program is directly related to community involvement, such as Walter Camp Day at the Bowl.

The Auxiliary encourages schools, organizations and businesses to make the program the recipient of their community-minded efforts.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

North Haven Ski Club

The North Haven Ski Club will be accepting Bulk Ticket Purchase orders and membership for our 2009-2010 season on Wednesday, September 30th & October 7th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at North Haven Park and Recreation Dept, 7 Linsley Str. North Haven. This is your opportunity to purchase pre season discounted lift Tickets from a variety of New England Ski Resorts at a great discounted price with no black out dates thru the 2009-10 ski season. The deadline is Sunday, October 11th. This is the only time of year you can make this purchase.

The North Haven Ski Club will be hosting and Open House On Wednesday October 21st 2009 from 7-9pm at the K of C Hall at 22 Church Street, North Haven, CT. There will be Ski Area Representative, Ski tickets, refreshments and raffle. Come and learn what Skiing is all about.

The North Haven Ski Club offers Sunday Bus trips to a variety of place through out New England at very affordable prices from January thru March. The bus leaves from the Stop & Shop parking lot in North Haven, at 6am with a quick stop in Cromwell (Exit 21) to pick up our shoreline and Northern Connecticut member.

Membership is $15.00 student, $30.00 Single and Family $45.00

This year the club is offering a trip to Powder Mountain and Snow Basin, Utah thru the Connecticut Ski Council on January 30th to February 6th 2010. If interest or would like more information on this trip, Contact Judy Bernay at (203) 239-1759.

We also have an Adult ski racing team. All are welcome to join the team. Races are held on Monday evenings, in season, at Mt. Southington.

The North Haven Ski Club is a member of the Connecticut Ski Council (CSC), which offers reduced ski lift tickets to popular mountains in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. . Members may use their membership cards to purchase lift tickets at the mountain on any Ct Ski Council Awareness days at a great discounted price. Come join our club and look over the 2009-10 Council Days list. For more info on CSC visit

The North Haven Ski Club was established in 1970 and consists of over 200 members all ages from all over the state of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. We encourage people and students in area towns interested in winter sports (skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, tubing and snow shoeing) to join and take advantage of our trips and the great discounts that are offered.

You can contact Annette Murphy at (203) 234-1985 or for more information.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Grossfeld to be honored Saturday

Former Southern Connecticut State University men’s gymnastics coach Abie Grossfeld, who was selected to the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame earlier this summer, will appear on NBC Saturday at 2 p.m., as part of the induction ceremony. Grossfeld was a three-time head coach of the United States men’s gymnastics team (1972, 1984 and 1988) and an assistant for the men’s squad in 1964 and the women’s squad in 1968. Grossfeld served as head coach at SCSU from 1963-2004. The induction ceremony is hosted by Dan Hicks and Summer Sanders.

Here's the release from SCSU

UNH football on the air

Football games for the University of New Haven will be broadcast on WNHU-88.7 FM with Craig Mortali and Pat Ryan calling the games.

New Haven opens the season Saturday at Lincoln College in Pennsylvania.

The pregame show starts at 12:45 on

Here is UNH's schedule for the year as well as a link to the UNH football site.

Sept. 5 at Lincoln (Pa.), 1 p.m.
Sept. 11 at Assumption, 7 p.m.
Sept. 19 vs. Bentley, 1 p.m.
Sept. 26 vs. Stonehill, 1 p.m.
Oct. 2 at Southern Connecticut, 7 p.m.
Oct. 10 vs. American International, 1 p.m.
Oct. 17 at Merrimack, 1 p.m.
Oct. 24 vs. Pace, 1 p.m.
Oct. 31 at St. Anselm, noon
Nov. 7 vs. Ohio Dominican, noon