Coach Baker Fund 2019 events to take place on Saturday, June 15

(Hoosick Falls, NY) –– The committee for the Coach Baker Fund is pleased to announce the annual dinner, golf and basketball tournaments will take place on Saturday, June 15.

The annual weekend of 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, a committee of friends and family have come together to organize a packed weekend in order to raise funds. These funds go toward scholarships for 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, $3,000 scholarships to deserving students in both school districts.

Basketball

The 3-on-3 basketball tournament begins at 8:15 a.m. Saturday morning and ends at noon at the Cambridge Central School gymnasium. To enter the tournament, please email or call Andy Nolan at: anolan@easterncastingcompany.com or 518-361-5756. Teams can also register the morning of the event. There is a $10 entry fee per player.

Golf

The golf tournament at the Hoosick Falls Country Club will have an early tee time at 8 a.m. and a late tee time at 1 p.m. The tournament is a team scramble with gross and net champions.

Social Event featuring Nina’s Brew

On Saturday night, family, friends, past students, athletes, scholarship recipients and both communities will come together at a social event at the Hoosick Falls Country Club. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. There will be live music by regional favorite Nina's Brew, as well as a chicken BBQ dinner and a live auction. Tickets are $15/person and can be purchased at the door.

Additional information on the weekend’s events is available at www.coachbakerfund.org/events/.


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