Sports Briefs 07.21.11

Ocean Swim Challenge
    The Montauk Playhouse’s aquatics center fund will benefit from three ocean races to be held early Saturday morning at Montauk’s Kirk Park Beach. The one-half, one-mile, and two-mile races, to begin at 7:15 a.m., are to end at Ditch Plain Beach, to the east.
    Contestants in the event, sponsored by Kai-Kai Sandals and overseen by the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad, are to make $35 donations ($25 for those under 18 on the day of the race). Participants will receive a limited-edition T-shirt designed by Peter Spacek, The Star’s editorial cartoonist, and Dalton Portella.

Polo Season
    The Bridgehampton Polo Club is to begin its 20-goal season at Two Trees Stables Saturday. Six teams are to contest the Monty Waterbury Cup from Saturday through Aug. 13 — White Birch, Heathcote, Equuleus, Circa, Certified, and Yellow Cab.
    White Birch, whose number-three is Mariano Aguerre, a 9-goaler, won the East Coast Open in Greenwich, Conn., Sunday, defeating Heathcote 15-11. White Birch’s Fred Mannix, a 6-goaler, was the final’s M.V.P., and Serenata, ridden by Aguerre, was the best playing pony.
    Heathcote, whose team comprises Tommy Biddle (6), Naco Taverna (6), Nick Manifold (5), and Steve Lefkowitz (0), will be in the Bracket 1 pool with White Birch and Equuleus. Circa, Certified, and Yellow Cab are in the Bracket 2 pool.
    Besides Aguerre, other high-goal players in the tourney will include Tomas Garcia del Rio, an 8-goaler, of Certified, Magoo LaPrida, an 8-goaler, of Circa, and Mariano Obregon and Mariano Gonzalez, both 7-goalers, of Equuleus, and Michael Dorignac and Luis Escobar, both 7-goalers, of Yellow Cab. Games are played Saturdays at 4 p.m. White Birch and Yellow Cab are to lead it off.

Run for Ron
    The East Hampton Rotary Club’s Run for Ron, a 10K road race and 5K walk in memory of the late Ron Morgan, is to be held Aug. 6 at Fresh Pond Park in Amagansett, beginning at 9 a.m.
    Proceeds from the event are to benefit East End Hospice and the rotary club’s charities. Rob Norrby, the race chairman, has said further that “the disabled are encouraged to participate — there will be a special category for them.” Norrby, whose phone number is 329-0514, and whose address is 4 North Cape Lane, East Hampton, is handling registration.