Artists Writers Square Off on Saturday
The 65th Annual Artists and Writers Charity Softball Game will take place this Saturday, August 17 in Herrick Park in East Hampton, with batting practice starting at noon before the first pitch at 2 pm.
“We all kid each other and pretend that winning matters and that losing is intolerable,” said Ken Auletta, the long-time captain of the Writers team, “and every year we go out and have a really good time and applaud as the proceeds go to good causes.”
The main beneficiaries of the game, which has a $10 admission fee, are East End Hospice, East Hampton Daycare Learning Center, Phoenix House and The Retreat.
For more information on the event visit artistswritersgame.org.
Skoot and Swan’s Way Victorious at Breakwater
For the second consecutive week, Jim Vos sailed Skoot to a win in the Breakwater Yacht Club’s Wednesday Night Sailing Series, finishing with a corrected time of 1 hour and 52 seconds. Steve Kenny and Greg Ames finished second aboard Gossip in 1:01:43 while Bruce Tait skippered Buckaroo to a third place finish in 1:01:49.
Swans’ Way, captained by Chris DiSunno, took first in Division 2 with a corrected time of 1:02:34. Barry Browning and Skidipi finished third in 1:03:11 while George Martin aboard Osprey finished third in 1:04:37.
Paddle for Women
Paddlers for Humanity, a local not-for-profit that supports programs for childhood education and development, will host the Wahine Women and Girl’s Paddle on Sunday, August 25 at Big Albert’s Beach in East Hampton. The female-only paddle will take place from 9 to 11 a.m., with all paddlers required to raise or contribute a minimum of $300, or $125 for paddlers under 18.
Paddlers must register by Saturday, August 24 at 5 p.m. online at http://bit.ly/WahinePaddle2013.
Ellen’s Run on Sunday
The 18th Annual Ellen’s Run 5K race will be held this Sunday, August 18, rain or shine, starting at Meeting House Lane next to Southampton Hospital. The Ellen Hermanson Foundation was established in 1997 to honor the memory of Ellen Hermanson, focusing primarily on serving breast cancer patients on the East End of Long Island. Last year, nearly 1,000 people participated in the 3.1-mile run/walk.