Sports & Recreation

3rd Annual Portland Sea Dogs Father's Day 5K

3rd Annual Portland Sea Dogs Father's Day 5K

 

FATHER'S DAY 5K- Sunday, June 19, 2011
The Portland Sea Dogs in conjunction with the Maine Medical Partners Urology, and the Maine Track Club, will be hosting the third annual Father's Day 5k Road Race on Father's Day, Sunday, June 19th, 2011. Proceeds from the event will benefit Maine Coalition to Fight Prostate Cancer. There will also be a Kid's Run that is free of charge.

Slugger and his Dad lead the way on the flat 5K course which begins in front of the Portland Expo building, travels down Congress Street, turning down Stevens Avenue, and making a right onto Brighton Avenue back down Deering Avenue into Fitzpatrick Stadium. The race culminates inside Hadlock Field in front of the third base dugout.

The top overall male and female finishers will receive a trophy, a pair of 2011 Season Tickets for the remainder of the 2011 Sea Dogs season, and throw out the ceremonial first-pitch prior to a future Sea Dogs game.

Inaugural Maine VisionWalk Aims to Raise $50K for Cutting-Edge Blindness Research

Inaugural Maine VisionWalk Aims to Raise $50K for Cutting-Edge Blindness Research

Portland, ME – The Foundation Fighting Blindness (www.FightBlindness.org) will host its inaugural Maine 5K VisionWalk on Saturday, June 18, 2011, at Payson Park on Baxter Boulevard in Portland, ME. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the Walk will start at 10 a.m. The event will raise money for research that will lead to preventions, treatments and cures for retinal degenerative diseases, including retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, Stargardt disease, and numerous others. These sight-stealing diseases affect more than 10 million Americans of all races and ethnic groups, young and old.

“It’s devastating to watch a loved one lose vision and independence to a retinal disease,” says VisionWalk Co-Chair Kristine Hedtler, of Portland.

Portland Mother & Son Fight Blindness Through Inaugural VisionWalk

Inaugural Maine VisionWalk Aims to Raise $50K for Cutting-Edge Blindness Research

The Foundation Fighting Blindness (www.FightBlindness.org) will host its inaugural Maine 5K VisionWalk on Saturday, June 18, 2011, at Payson Park on Baxter Boulevard in Portland, ME. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the Walk will start at 10 a.m. The event will raise money for research that will lead to preventions, treatments and cures for retinal degenerative diseases, including retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, Stargardt disease, and numerous others. These sight-stealing diseases affect more than 10 million Americans of all races and ethnic groups, young and old.

“It’s devastating to watch a loved one lose vision and independence to a retinal disease,” says VisionWalk Co-Chair Kristine Hedtler, of Portland.

Western Victory blazed to a brand-new track record at Scarborough Downs on Saturday

 Western Victory blazed to a brand-new track record at Scarborough Downs on Saturday

Western Victory blazed to a brand-new track record at Scarborough Downs on Saturday completing the course timed in 155.3. The 3-year-old son of Western Terror now holds bragging rights as the fastest colt of his age bracket ever to parade victorious at the Southern Maine harness venue.

Western Victory’s performance supplanted the previous standard held by Katahdin Boy in 1:56 set last summer in a Maine Sire Stake event.

Owned by Joel Wheeler of Pepperell, Massachusetts, Western Victory now heads to the Empire State for an upcoming New York Sire Stakes engagement on June 9th at Monticello Raceway. Saturday’s speedy half-mile track record performance at Scarborough should certainly stand the colt in good stead as he heads west and hopefully to victory, at the half-mile Catskill oval.

Live racing returns to Scarborough Downs on Sunday with a 1:05 pm post time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Play Catch at Hadlock Field on May 30th

Play Catch at Hadlock Field on May 30th

Portland, Maine- The Portland Sea Dogs, Double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, will be opening Hadlock Field early to allow fans to play catch on the field prior to the Sea Dogs Game on Monday, May 30th (Memoriral Day) at 1:00 PM against the Trenton Thunder(Yankees). Play catch at Hadlock Field is presented by Mercy Hospital.

The Sea Dogs will open Hadlock Field at 10:00 AM on May 30th to allow fans with tickets to the may 30th game to play catch on the field. The on-field catch will conclude at 11:15 AM so that the grounds crew can prepare the field for that day's 1:00 PM game. Fans will not be permitted to leave the ballpark and re-enter once they are inside the gates.

Fans must have tickets to the May 30th 1:00 PM Sea Dogs game against the Trenton Thunder in order to participate.

The first 500 children who participate in the on-field catch will receive a Sea Dogs logo baseball courtesy of Mercy Hospital.

"Breakfast with the Sea Dogs" to Benefit STRIVE

Portland, Maine- The Portland Sea Dogs, Double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, will host "Breakfast with the Sea Dogs" to benefit STRIVE on Memorial Day (Monday, May 30th) from 8:00 to 9:30 AM at Hadlock Field.

The Sea Dogs will serve a continental breakfast in the Hadlock Field Picnic Grove.  The 2011 Portland Sea Dogs team will be on hand for photos and autographs from 8:30 to 9:30 AM.  Come meet the Sea Dogs and enjoy breakfast at the ballpark.

Tickets for "Breakfast with the Sea Dogs" are $15.00 with all the proceeds going to STRIVE.  Tickets can be purchased by calling the Sea Dogs Ticket Office at 207-874-9300 or online at

1st Annual Paddle With A Purpose for Pine Tree Camp Challenge Sponsored by Whole Foods Market

1st Annual Paddle With A Purpose for Pine Tree Camp Challenge Sponsored by Whole Foods Market

This year, Pine Tree Society is celebrating a new dimension of the Paddle for Pine Tree Camp, 1st Annual Paddle With A Purpose sponsored by Whole Foods Market on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at Wolfe's Neck Farm in Freeport, Maine.

This is a fundraising event for Pine Tree Camp, a barrier-free summer camp serving 700 Maine children and adults with disabilities all summer. All money raised will ensure that all campers are able to attend regardless of their ability to pay tuition.

The Paddle for Pine Tree Camp Challenge will feature a 2 hour Casco Bay paddle followed by a traditional seaweed lobster bake and barbecue at Wolfe's Neck Farm. The Challenge is adaptable for all skill levels!

Registration Fee: $30 - Includes t-shirt, lobster bake & BBQ!