Paddle Relay Race
Despite southwest winds that made paddling in Gardiner’s Bay difficult, the three-person, three-mile stand-up paddleboard relay race overseen by Paddlers for Humanity went on as scheduled Sunday with 13 teams participating.
The race, which benefited the Retreat, was won in 35 minutes and 24 seconds by the Main Beach Surf and Sport team (Lars Svanberg, Ari Weller, and Evelyn O’Doherty), the first coed team to win this competition. The runners-up (and winners of the men’s division) were John Doyle, Jonathan Shlafer, and Michael Williams, in 36:57. Team Paddle Diva (Shari Hymes, Jessica Bellofatto, and Mary Scheerer) was the women’s division winner, in 39:35.
Paddlers for Humanity’s 18-mile stand-up paddle from Montauk to Block Island will be on Sept. 15. The East Hampton Day Care Learning Center, the Montauk Playhouse Community Center, and the Children’s Dental Health Program are to be among the beneficiaries.
The Great Bonac 10K and 5K road races are to be held Monday at the Springs Fire Department on Fort Pond Boulevard. The 10K is to start at 9 a.m., the 5K at 9:20. In their 35th year, the races benefit the Springs Fire Department’s scholarship fund and the Old Montauk Athletic Club’s grants program.
A barbecue fund-raiser for the injured 17-year-old East Hampton Town lifeguard, Doris Quigley, is to be held at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett on Sept. 8 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. According to a flier, donations made out to the HLA/Quigley Fund can be sent to John Ryan at 7 Meadow Way, East Hampton. Admission to the barbecue will cost $20. There will be a 50/50 raffle and other prizes.