Second annual Dan Bonfigli Woody Classic serves-off on August 11,Next Thursday (August 11th) Burlington’s 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 is external). WHO:                   The 2nd Annual Dan Bonfigli Woody Classic is sponsored by the Burlington Tennis Club and, the Burlington-based global leader in online marketing solutions for the automotive industry WHEN:                 Registration: Now until August 8thCompetition: August 11 ‘ 14, 2011 (visit 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 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, 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

Heisler: Happy New Year, or not, from our NBA favorites

first_imgJeanie — You were the one who said you’d quit if you didn’t turn this around in three or four years.Jim — Like I really meant it.Kobe Bryant — You know, my legs are feeling better than they have in years.Luke Walton — That’s because you’re not playing. Besides, we stress passing these days.Kobe — Oh, right. Forget I said anything. Phil Jackson, Knick president — Even if Jeanie and I are no longer an item, I still care about the Lakers. As someone charged with resurrecting a franchise that’s once again in a playoff slot, I suggest you do what I did … find one in the East.Doc Rivers — We’re going to keep on keeping on. What’s the problem?Chris Paul — My hamstring hurts.Blake Griffin — I wish all I had was a hamstring that hurt. As one of the few people who had a worse year than Hillary Clinton, I vow not to do a single thing I did again.DeAndre Jordan — I will keep working on my free throw shooting [CRASH!] I will keep working on my free throw shooting. [BAM!]J.J. Redick — We only have two starters who space the floor and I’m the one who’ll be a free agent. Next year I’ll be making $15 million per or they’ll be down to one.Luc Mbah a Moute — I’m the starting small forward, meaning I’m good for 6.4 points a game. Nice work if you can get it.Steve Ballmer — Not that I’m concerned but $2 billion here, $2 billion there, the next thing you know you’re talking about real money.Donald T. Sterling — I told you it’s harder than it looks. Thanks for the payday, big guy.LeBron James, Cavaliers — I resolve to continue my relentless pursuit of Michael Jordan, even if I knock off for a game here and there, like the ones between Monday and Friday.Michael Jordan, Hornets owner — As if. I won six titles and played all 82 games when I was 39. You’ve only got three titles even if you start resting for the Finals in December.Bron — We’re in the East. If I played 82, we’d sew up the No. 1 seed by the All-Star break.Russell Westbrook, Thunder — Even when you press people are kissing my feet, you do it wrong. I’m not answering any more questions about my triple-doubles, our record, my turnovers and, especially, Kevin Durant. I’m willing to talk about my fashion choices and endorsements.Dwight Howard, Hawks — I finally found the right team! I resolve never to go anywhere with someone like Kobe or James Harden or Paul Millsap. Oops. Scratch that last one.Dwyane Wade, Bulls — I should have taken a little less money to stay in Miami. Whatever our problems, frostbite wasn’t one of them.Pat Riley, Heat president — I should have given Dwyane the money. Hey, we were going to have to start over one of these years, anyway.Besides, there’s a lot of untapped potential out there.DeMarcus Cousins, Kings — Who you calling untapped?Not that I’m talking to writers from Southern California… or the Sacramento Bee… or Cowbell Kingdom… or anyone else as long until you leave this dressing room.Vivek Ranadive, Kings owner — Of course, you’re not untapped. You’re (ital)complex(endital) and (ital)misunderstood(endital). Actually, the best word for you is (ital)meshugeh(endital) which is Yiddish for, uh… colorful!Nevertheless, I must discipline you again. Please put $1 in the swear box and try not to threaten any more local writers. They’re running out of people willing to cover our games.Cousins — Who are you again, shorty, one of the Seven Dwarfs? Say, Dopey?Ranadive — I’m the guy who pays your salary. I might add I was a giant in the computer business and an ace coaching my daughter’s seventh grade basketball team.Cousins — Oh, right. You’re the doofus I work for, at least until I force you to trade me.Ranadive — Never happen.Cousins — Want to bet? I’ve got teams lined up from here to Boston who think I’m just misunderstood.Ranadive — Hey, we’re in a playoff slot now. What could go wrong?Joe Lacob, Warriors owner — People got upset when I said we were “light-years” ahead of the other teams but I was just speaking the truth. We were until we blew out a tire with that 3-1 lead in the Finals.Kevin Durant, Warriors — Not that I came to finally win a title… but there’s no way we miss this year, is there, Draymond?Draymond Green, Warriors — Hey, I’ve got to be me, even if that meant getting suspended for Game 5 in the Finals when we blew that 3-1 lead.If anything goes wrong this time, we can go get DeMarcus Cousins. He told me he’d love to be here, too. And now, New Year’s resolutions from the NBA family:Jim Buss — On behalf of myself and my sister, we wish you a healthy and prosperous New Year and assure you we’ll continue working together to restore Laker greatness!Jeanie Buss — Not so fast there, Jimbo.Jim — What’s your problem? Dad said I could have this job!center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more