Sports Briefs 03.14.13

Local sports notes

Max Cure Spin
    Fly Wheel Sports at 85 Montauk Highway, East Hampton, is participating in a nationwide fund-raiser for the Max Cure Foundation this Saturday, beginning at 2 p.m.
    Richard Plotkin, the foundation’s founder, who is a part-time Amagansett resident, said in an e-mail that Fly Wheel has allocated 55 spinning bikes to the foundation, whose “mission is to fund pediatric cancer cures, to develop less toxic treatments for children with the disease, and to support low-income families whose children have been struck by cancer.”
    “One hundred percent of the proceeds [the donation is $50 an hour] will be donated to the Max Cure Foundation,” Plotkin said.
    Local families who have been beneficiaries of the foundation include Jim and Brigid Stewart of Sag Harbor, and Amos and Canela Ryan of Medford. A benefit for the Ryans — he was a former East Hampton High School and Southampton College basketball star — was held at Luly Duke’s house at Three Mile Harbor last summer. The Stewarts, whose daughter, Katy, died of a rare form of liver cancer, in 2010, have benefited from Max Cure Foundation carnivals at the East Hampton Indoor/Outdoor Tennis Club.
    Fly Wheel studios in Atlanta, Boca Raton, Fla., Charlotte, N.C., Chicago, Dallas, Englewood, N.J., Miami, Milburn, N.J., Philadelphia, Seattle, and New York City are participating in the fund-raiser as well.

    The Harlem MagicMasters will be matched against East Hampton teachers in a fund-raiser for the East Hampton Coaches Association at East Hampton High School Saturday night at 7. Pat Hand, at the high school’s athletic office, and Becky Schwartz, at the John M. Marshall Elementary School, have tickets. At the door, they’ll cost $12 for adults and $10 for children.