11th Annual Coach Baker Fund Weekend Brews Something New! Committee Announces 2018 Dinner, Golf and Basketball Tournament Dates

(Hoosick Falls, NY) –– The committee for the Coach Baker Fund is pleased to announce this year’s date for 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 which was established in memory of the late coach Ken Baker of Hoosick Falls and Cambridge who passed away in 2008.  For more than a decade now a committee of friends and family have 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 gave out two, $2,000 scholarships to deserving students in both school districts.

The 3 on 3 basketball tournament starts the weekend on Friday, June 15th. The adult tournament (which is for post-high school and up) is Friday at 7 p.m. at the youth center in Hoosick Falls.  The Youth Tournament (4th to 12th grade girls and boys divisions) starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning and ends at noon at the Hoosick Falls Central School gymnasium. Entry forms are found on the Coach Baker Fund website or by calling or emailing Andrew Nolan at: anolan@easterncastingcompany.com or 518-361-5756.  There is a $5 entry fee per player

The Golf Scramble will also be on Saturday at the Hoosick Falls Country Club with early tee time at 8am and late tee time at 1pm.  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! We will be holding the participation to 13 teams in both the 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. tee times, so get your application in early.   Entry fee is $85/player, which covers golf, Herrington chicken BBQ lunch and cart.  Please make out checks to Chris Crucetti and send to PO Box 339, Cambridge, NY, 12816.  Deadline is June 8. If you have an established handicap, please include it on the form.  If not, include your average score for 9/18 holes. For more information visit the Coach Baker Fund website.

To finish out the weekend the committee has brewed up something special.  On Saturday night, family, friends, past students, athletes, scholarship recipients and both communities will come together with a social event at Brown's Taproom in Walloomsac (50 Factory Hill Road, North Hoosick). The event starts at 5pm and ends at 9 p.m.  There will be live music by regional favorite Nina's Brew beginning at 6 p.m.  There will also be a live auction.

  • Ticket Information for the Brown's Event
    • $30 food and event ticket in advance
    • $15 child (under 12 years old) food and event ticket in advance
    • $20 event only ticket in advance and day of until sold out
    • $10 child (under 12 years old) event only ticket in advance and day of until sold out

Tickets may be purchased at Brown's, Iron Coffee, Hoosac Package Store, Thorpe's Pharmacy and at the Immaculate Conception Church Office. 

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

Coach Baker Fund: Guided by integrity, driven by passion, and committed to excellence, the Coach Baker Fund was established in honor of the late Coach Ken Baker and his influence in the communities that he was a part of.  During his nearly 40 years as a teacher and coach, he brought out the very best in the hundreds of young men and women that he mentored.

Through these three pillars: Integrity, Passion and Excellence, the Fund’s mission is to recognize and expand the presence of these qualities in the communities where Ken Baker lived, coached and taught through scholarship and motivational programs. For more information on the committee, the fund and the weekend visit: www.CoachBakerFund.org

Chris Crucetti