Coach Baker Fund Weekend kicks off Friday

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HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — The 11th annual Coach Baker Fund Weekend takes place Saturday, June 16 at locations throughout Hoosick Falls. Events include the eleventh annual dinner, Golf Scramble and basketball tournament. This year's weekend will be June 16th and will take place throughout the town of Hoosick Falls.

The annual weekend of organized events includes a golf tournament, a basketball tournament, and a dinner, established in memory of coach Ken Baker of Hoosick Falls and Cambridge, who died in 2008. For more than a decade, a committee of friends and family has come together to organize a packed weekend in order to raise funds. These funds go towards scholarships of deserving students from both the Cambridge and Hoosick Falls school districts, as well as programs in both communities to focus on health, civic responsibility and leadership. Last year the committee awarded two, $2,000 scholarships to students in both school districts.

The 3 on 3 basketball tournament starts the weekend on Friday. The adult tournament (for post-high school and up) is at 7 p.m. at the youth center in Hoosick Falls. The Youth Tournament (4th- to 12th-grade girls and boys divisions) runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Hoosick Falls Central School gymnasium. Entry forms can be found on the Coach Baker Fund website, or by contacting Andrew Nolan at anolan@easterncastingcompany.com or 518-361-5756. There is a $5 entry fee per player.

The Golf Scramble will be held Saturday at the Hoosick Falls Country Club, with early tee time at 8 a.m. and late tee time at 1 p.m. The format this year is a team net scramble/low net and gross scores morning and afternoon to match cards for "overall'' title. The scramble will be in a "regular" scramble format. This year there will be both gross and net winners. Participation will be limited to 13 teams in both tee times. Entry fee is $85 per player, which covers golf, Herrington chicken BBQ lunch and cart. Checks should be made out to Chris Crucetti and mailed to PO Box 339, Cambridge, NY, 12816.

Capping off the weekend will be a social gathering Saturday from 5-9 p.m. at Brown's Tap Room in Walloomsac. There will be live music by regional favorite Nina's Brew beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets for the Brown's Event are $35 for adults at the door ($30 in advance) and $10 for children (under 12 years old). Food is included. There will also be a cash bar. Tickets for the band only are $20.

Additional information on the weekend's events is available at coachbakerfund.org/coach-baker-fund-weekend/

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