WESTPORT-The lives of a pair of Westport "Docs" will be remembered while runners and WCS alumni come together in a pair of events to help benefit different causes March 19.
The 31st annual Doc Lopez Run for Hope to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is scheduled to start with registrations at 8 a.m. in Keene and races starting at 9 a.m.
Also, the Dr. Tom Tanneberger Memorial Alumni Basketball Tournament will take place starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the Westport Central School gymnasium. The event benefits the Tanneberger Memorial Scholarship Fund at the school
Run for Hope
"This event was started in 1980 by Dr. Robert Lopez, a local veterinarian and running 'guru,'" Sue Allott, event organizer, said. "Kick into spring with a run, walk or the spirit of volunteering and/or donating to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation."
The 12.1-mile course begins at the intersection of Route 9N and Route 73 in Keene at 9 a.m. and ends at Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School.
Registration starts at 8 a.m. at ELCS and 8:30 a.m. at the Keene Library. Allott said that she hopes to have bus transportation available from registration in ELCS to the start of the race in Keene.
The 3.1-mile course and 1-mile walk begin at ELCS at 9:30 p.m., run west toward New Russia on route 9N and end at ELCS. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. at ELCS.
The registration fee is $20 for adults, $10 for K-12 students and $50 for families. Participants may register at the event or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration form. Contact Susie Allott at 962-4898 for more information.
The basketball tournament consists of four games featuring men's teams consisting of alumnus from different graduating classes and a women's game held between the men's consolation and championship games.
The first men's game will take place at 1 p.m., while the second game will take place at 2:15 p.m., the men's consolation game will take place at 3:30 p.m., the women's game will start at 5 p.m., and the men's championship game starts at 6:15 p.m.
There will be halftime events at each game featuring current WCS students.
Admission for the tournament is a recommended donation of $4 for adults, $2 for students and free from preschool.
Players should register ahead by calling: Jeff and Carol Screwable at 962-8567 or register online at www.Tanneberger.org. Player sign in will be held on Friday, March 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. at open shoot-around at the Westport gymnasium or by noon on the day of the tournament in the gym.
To learn more about the 32nd annual Dr. Thomas Tanneberger Memorial Alumni Tournament and the Tanneberger Scholarship, call 962-8211 or visit the Web site www.tanneberger.org.