Second annual Dan Bonfigli Woody Classic serves-off on August 11

first_imgDealer.com,Next Thursday (August 11th) Burlington’s Dealer.com will be hosting the second annual Woody Classic ‘ a local tennis match and celebration open to the public. As a neat throw-back to the 70’s and 80’s, competitors are required to use wooden racquets and dress in retro-style athletic gear. In addition, the event will culminate with a ‘Sunday Bash’ where families are encouraged to attend and enjoy the food and free activities while cheering on the finalists (who are competing for prizes valued at more than $4,500).  WHAT:                 Tennis athletes and fans are invited to dust-off their headbands and travel back to the era of John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg’s classic rivalry by participating in the second annual Dan Bonfigli Woody Classic ‘ a local tennis competition requiring athletes to use wooden racquets and show off their retro-style sportswear in honor of the heyday of 1970’s and 1980’s tennis.                                 The four-day competitive tennis match will culminate with a ‘Sunday Bash,’ where food, beverages and family activities will be available for athletes and spectators throughout the day as finalists compete. During the bash, more than $4,500 in prizes will be awarded to top competitors ‘ and additional awards will be given to best male and female athlete who replicate the “Classic White” tennis outfits from the 70’s and 80’s. Athletes can register for singles and doubles categories for both men and women.  Spectators are encouraged to cheer-on athletes throughout the competition – cow bells and noise makers will be provided! For more information, and to register by midnight on August 8th, visit www.woodyclassic.com(link is external). WHO:                   The 2nd Annual Dan Bonfigli Woody Classic is sponsored by the Burlington Tennis Club and Dealer.com, the Burlington-based global leader in online marketing solutions for the automotive industry WHEN:                 Registration: Now until August 8thCompetition: August 11 ‘ 14, 2011 (visit www.woodyclassic.com(link is external) for info)Sunday Bash, semi and final matches: August 14 (all day)Awards Ceremony: August 14 (all day) WHERE:               Burlington Tennis Club12 East TerraceSouth Burlington, VT 05403(802) 863-3439                                Click for Map WHY:                    The event is hosted by Dealer.com in memory of Dan Bonfigli, a local tennis athlete whose unrealized dream was to create a competition like the Woody Classic ‘ where retro-era tennis was celebrated in a fun and friendly competition. ‘Last year was so much fun, we just had to do it again,’ said Mark Bonfigli, CEO and founder of Dealer.com, and brother of Dan Bonfigli. ‘We’re all looking forward to another year of friendly competition, family fun and outrageous throwbacks to the 70’s and 80’s era of tennis.’last_img read more

Bath Estate resident collides into bus stop

first_img 18 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Side view of accident. Photo credit: Ashton Shillingford.A male adult of Bath Estate is nursing minor injuries sustained during an early morning Easter Monday collision with a bus stop in Louisville. Derrick Samuel who was driving a white car Mitsubishi Lancer registration number 8641 was reportedly driving towards the City of Roseau when the accident occurred.Louisville bus stop damaged. Photo credit: Ashton Shillingford.Head of the Traffic Department of the Dominica Police Service Acting Superintendant Patrickson Albert confirmed to Dominica Vibes News that Samuel was “travelling east to west when he ran off the road and crashed into the bus stop”.Mr. Albert also noted his concern on the collision at the bus stop which fortunately was empty at the time.Mitsubishi Lancer registration # 8641. Photo credit: Ashton Shillingford. “A bus stop is where people go to await buses and for someone to crash into it is unfortunate; luckily for him he sustained minor injuries”.According to Albert the question is the rebuilding of the bus stop which was extensively damaged. He said there are too many instances where drivers damage people’s property and are not held responsible for repairing the same.The Louisville bus stop was built and painted by Springfield Trading.PF 324. Photo credit: Ashton Shillingford.Soon after the white car collided into the bus stand another white bus PF324 driving from the same direction as the car spun right across the road however was able to regain control of the vehicle.We are left to wonder therefore whether there is a defect in that section of the road or whether drivers should be pay attention to one of the traffic regulations which states that drivers should SLOW DOWN when approaching a corner.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share Share LocalNews Bath Estate resident collides into bus stop by: – April 10, 2012last_img read more

Cesar conquers 141 Stock Car opener

first_imgFRANCIS CREEK, Wis. (May 4) – Brian Cesar liked the idea of starting up front in the season-opening IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature at 141 Speedway. He liked even better that every lap led was $30. Cesar decided to take charge of the show and led every lap en route to the 20 lap win. Benji LaCrosse already has his new car figured out early, dominating a stacked field of 38 IMCA Modifieds. The win netted him a $990 pay day, which included lap leader money and extra money from Ricky Lemmens.  By Greg Aregoni Shaun Bangart won the 15-lap Mach-1 Sport Compact feature.center_img A late caution set up a green, white, checkered finish in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature, won by Ryan Lemieux.  Cesar had to take every challenge that former champion Brett Wenzel threw at him. Wenzel used vari­ous lines to try and get around Cesar but could never get enough momentum. Cesar took home $910 for the win which included lap leader money. Wenzel settled for second.  One hundred and fifty-three cars battled in the lidlifter at Francis Creek.last_img read more