Berkshire County area notes, March 1

Boys & Girls Club 3/4 grade girls travel team

The Boys & Girls Club 3/4 grade girls travel team was the champion of the Boys & Girls Club Tournament this past weekend.

A photo of the team is attached.

2017 Boys & Girls Club lacrosse registration is open

The league is seeking boys and girls from grades 2-8 and is in great need of coaches at all levels.

This league plays boys rules, with full equipment and some contact.

Sunday afternoon clinics are already underway. More information at

A membership in the Boys & Girls Club and US Lacrosse is part of this online process. All equipment is provided but parents do typically invest in some equipment for their child, including a stick.

For questions, email

Girls youth lacrosse sign-ups

On Saturday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to noon there will be sign-ups for girls youth lacrosse.

It is for grades 3 to 8 and will be at Dick's Sporting Goods in Pittsfield.

First Annual Mr. Hoosac contest

The Hoosac Valley boys basketball Booster Club is hosting the first annual Mr. Hoosac contest, a spoof on Miss America, on Saturday, March 4 at 6 p.m. in the Hoosac Valley Auditorium. Thirteen junior and senior boys will compete in a variety of competitions to see who will be crowned Mr. Hoosac. Competitions include: formal wear, talent competition, public speaking, choreographed dance and snowsuit competition.

Judges include members of the boys basketball coaching staff, parents and Hoosac Valley staff. This event is open to students, faculty and staff, parents/guardians and all community members.

Tickets are $8 in advance from any Hoosac boys basketball player or $10 at the door.

For questions, contact Molly Meczywor at 441-5296 or Jennifer Waterman at 822-4780.

Berkshire Mountaineers AAU hoops

The Berkshire Mountaineers Girls Basketball organization is looking for any girls interested in playing Spring AAU basketball.

Girls currently in the 5th through 11th grade are eligible to participate. This is an advanced basketball program that will include weekend travel throughout New York and New England.

The schedule has not yet been put together, but is typically seven weekends beginning with the last weekend of April through June. In addition, girls will practice two days a week.

For more information, please contact Bill Robinson at 413-652-1055 or email

Berkshire South Regional Community Center to hold 7th annual Swim-A-Thon fundraiser

Berkshire South Regional Community Center (BSRCC) will hold its 7th annual Swim-A-Thon fundraiser on Saturday, March 11.

This year's goal is to raise $10,000. All funds raised are used to support adaptive needs programing and equipment at the Center.

Berkshire South member Dylan Kubis is the official Swim-a-Thon ambassador this year. Kubis, a multi-year participant and a member of the adaptive needs community, hopes to encourage others to both participate in the swimming portion and to sponsor those they know that are swimming.

Participants can register now through March 7. Sign up to swim as an individual or as a relay team. Participants collect donations based on either the length that they swim or flat donations. Swimmers have up to two hours to swim up to 200 pool lengths, but they are able to instead choose to swim any shorter length or time frame as they are able.

Swim-A-Thon is open to swimmers of all ages and abilities. Pick up a registration packet at the Berkshire South Front Desk, located at 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington or register or donate to a participant online at

For additional information, please contact Aquatics Manager 413-528-2810, ext.12 or


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