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Golf Outing at Bass Rocks Golf Club for the New Balance Track and Field at Newell Stadium–Update

UPDATE:

Because of wet conditions at Bass Rocks Golf Club, the Gloucester Fishermen Athletic Association golf outing has been postponed until Tuesday, October 9. Tee Times are still available by calling Gerry Hart at 978-283-0686.

 

The Partnership between the City of Gloucester and the Gloucester Fishermen Athletic Association is producing outstanding results. As a result of this partnership, construction of the New Balance Track and Field at Newell Stadium is about to begin. You can help with the effort and have a great time doing it by playing golf at Bass Rocks Golf Club on October 1, 2012. Bass Rocks is open to the public for next Monday (10/1) only and 50% of your fee will be donated to the scoreboard at the New Balance Track and Field at Newell Stadium.

clip_image001 Thanks to Rockport National Bank, there is now a hole-in-one contest on the Eighth Hole.

The date is Monday, October 1, 2012, and tee times are available from 9AM to 2PM at $320 per foursome and tee times are now available at $100 per person; this includes golf and a cart. The golf shop will be open for additional purchases and the Clubhouse will be open for refreshments. Proper dress is required; no jeans or tee shirts.

Make your tee times with GFAA Board member Dave Amero at Favazza Johnson Insurance Agency at 218 Main Street Gloucester or call at 978-283-0016. Please do not call the Bass Rocks Pro Shop.

New Balance pledges $500,000 for naming rights at Gloucester High School stadium Bid gives huge boost to reconstruction of historic Newell Stadium

The Press Release From The GFAA-

GLOUCESTER, Mass. – Sept. 30, 2011 – New Balance has pledged $500,000 for naming rights to Gloucester High School’s historic Newell Stadium, which was dedicated in 1936 and has been used by generations of local athletes but deteriorated badly in recent years. New Balance’s sealed offer was opened at Gloucester City Hall on Friday, giving a huge boost to the fundraising effort to rebuild the stadium.

“This is a touchdown for every community member who’ll benefit from the rebuilt Newell Stadium – every high school athlete who’ll play on the new field, every senior citizen who’ll walk the new track, every family that’ll attend a public concert,” said Gloucester Mayor Carolyn Kirk. “We’re grateful for New Balance’s support and thrilled that the renewal of Newell Stadium is moving ahead.”

Newell Stadium’s poor condition, including wide pits in the track and warped, swaying stands, has severely limited its use. The bathroom building was condemned and the track team has not held a home meet in six years because the track is unsafe for runners. Although it is next to Gloucester High School, none of the school’s physical education classes use the field. An analysis by the City of Gloucester estimated that 1,000 more children per year will be able to use the field when it is rebuilt.

“At a time when obesity among kids is a growing problem, we’re building a stadium that encourages kids to participate in sports and exercise,” said Jonathan Pope, president of the Gloucester Fishermen Athletic Association, which is raising money for the new stadium. “That’s exactly the message we should be sending to our children.”

The new field will be known as “New Balance Track and Field at Newell Stadium” and the New Balance name will be prominently featured on the playing field. The $500,000 pledge will be paid over 10 years, according to New Balance’s sponsorship agreement with the City of Gloucester.

“New Balance is proud to join the City of Gloucester in supporting the reconstruction of Newell Stadium to provide the City’s school children and area residents with a safe place to engage in athletic activities,” said Matt LeBretton, director of public affairs for New Balance. “We applaud Mayor Kirk, the City Council, the Gloucester Fishermen Athletic Association and the efforts of the many Gloucester community members who have made this opportunity a reality. Both New Balance and Gloucester share a long tradition of excellence and understand what can be achieved by working together on a shared vision.”

The City has committed to spending $1.5 million on the new stadium, estimated to cost $3.5 million, and over 130 other corporate and individual donors have pledged donations. For information or to donate, visit www.GloucesterAthletics.org.

Your Guide To 2011 Run Gloucester! Live Pictures, Video and Race Results

We will have race coverage and results throughout the day(but you probably already knew that) Smile

Click on photo to view Slide_Show

Send in your iphone pics from 2011 RunGloucester! and we will Live Blog them on GMG (don’t forget to add your name so I can properly credit you

goodmorninggloucester at yahoo dot com

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Live Cut Bridge Webcam Race Day From The Start Via – the CutBridge.com

click pic below for live feed

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Schedule of Events:

ABOUT RUN GLOUCESTER! 7 MILE ROAD RACE
Run Gloucester! weekend will offer a 7 mile road race and Kids’ race on Sunday, August 21, 2011. Registration and packet pickup will be available on Saturday, August 20th and Sunday, August 21st.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2011

  • BIB PICKUP AND REGISTRATION – 6:00 AM – 7:45 AM at the Gloucester High School Field House, 32 Lesile O Johnson Road, Gloucester, MA 01930. Parking is available at the High School for Bib Pickup,  Registration and the Race.
  • RUN GLOUCESTER 7-MILE ROAD RACE – 8:00 AM by the Gloucester Fishermen’s Memorial Statue on Western Avenue.
  • KIDS’ RACE – 9:45 AM on the Gloucester High School Newell Stadium Field. Kids will run a variety of distances based on their age. There is no registration for the Kids’ race, just bring them by!
  • FINISH REFRESHMENTS & EXPO – 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM along the canal next to Gloucester High School Newell Stadium.

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Race Course

DESCRIPTION
The Run Gloucester! 7 Mile is a loop course that will Start and Finish at the historic Gloucester Fishermen’s Memorial Statue on Western Avenue in Gloucester Massachusetts.

The race starts on Western Avenue. Once the gun fires, runners will head east on Western Avenue toward Rogers Street. They will take a left on Rogers Street, right onto East Main Street, Left onto Farrington Avenue, Left onto Atlantic Road, bear left to continue on Atlantic Road which turns into Nautilus Road, Left onto Bass Avenue, Right onto Main Street and Finish where they started on Western Avenue in front of the Gloucester Fishermen’s Memorial Statue.

YOU MAY STILL SIGN UP FOR THE
RACE IN PERSON.
ON SITE REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE AT
GLOUCESTER HIGH SCHOOL

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21st FROM 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22nd FROM 6:00 AM to 7:45 AM

Pre-race photo from PattyKnaggs-

The Longest Line pre race is for the port-a pottys

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Pre-Race from Donna Ardizzoni-

Live Pre-Race pic from NoShoBikeShark

Lara Wosepka & Esther Vanier Ready To Crush The Course!

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The Lead Pack Passes By Captain Joe & Sons-

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Joe Sans

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Donny Riley and Roger Cressey

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THE MRS KICKING ASS AND TAKING NAMES!!!!

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George Sibley

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The Race hasn’t even ended and we already have live video up for you!

It’s what we do.   Crush the coverage.

Video Of All The Runners as They Pass By Our Dock- Captain Joe and Sons In The Heart of God’s Country, Beautiful East Gloucester

Patty Knaggs  iPhone Video From The start-

Race Results

click picture for entire sortable race results from coolrunnings

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2011 Run Gloucester! First Place Jacob Barnett

Gloucester's Noah Mondello 16th Overall

Layce Alves Wizzes By 18th Overall 3rd Woman Finisher

Your Guide To 2011 Run Gloucester! Live Pictures, Video and Race Results

We will have race coverage and results throughout the day(but you probably already knew that) Smile

Click on photo to view Slide_Show


Send in your iphone pics from 2011 RunGloucester! and we will Live Blog them on GMG (don’t forget to add your name so I can properly credit you

goodmorninggloucester at yahoo dot com

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Live Cut Bridge Webcam Race Day From The Start Via – the CutBridge.com

click pic below for live feed

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Schedule of Events:

ABOUT RUN GLOUCESTER! 7 MILE ROAD RACE
Run Gloucester! weekend will offer a 7 mile road race and Kids’ race on Sunday, August 21, 2011. Registration and packet pickup will be available on Saturday, August 20th and Sunday, August 21st.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2011

  • BIB PICKUP AND REGISTRATION – 6:00 AM – 7:45 AM at the Gloucester High School Field House, 32 Lesile O Johnson Road, Gloucester, MA 01930. Parking is available at the High School for Bib Pickup,  Registration and the Race.
  • RUN GLOUCESTER 7-MILE ROAD RACE – 8:00 AM by the Gloucester Fishermen’s Memorial Statue on Western Avenue.
  • KIDS’ RACE – 9:45 AM on the Gloucester High School Newell Stadium Field. Kids will run a variety of distances based on their age. There is no registration for the Kids’ race, just bring them by!
  • FINISH REFRESHMENTS & EXPO – 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM along the canal next to Gloucester High School Newell Stadium.

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Race Course

DESCRIPTION
The Run Gloucester! 7 Mile is a loop course that will Start and Finish at the historic Gloucester Fishermen’s Memorial Statue on Western Avenue in Gloucester Massachusetts.

The race starts on Western Avenue. Once the gun fires, runners will head east on Western Avenue toward Rogers Street. They will take a left on Rogers Street, right onto East Main Street, Left onto Farrington Avenue, Left onto Atlantic Road, bear left to continue on Atlantic Road which turns into Nautilus Road, Left onto Bass Avenue, Right onto Main Street and Finish where they started on Western Avenue in front of the Gloucester Fishermen’s Memorial Statue.

YOU MAY STILL SIGN UP FOR THE
RACE IN PERSON.
ON SITE REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE AT
GLOUCESTER HIGH SCHOOL

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21st FROM 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22nd FROM 6:00 AM to 7:45 AM

Pre-race photo from PattyKnaggs-

The Longest Line pre race is for the port-a pottys

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Pre-Race from Donna Ardizzoni-

Live Pre-Race pic from NoShoBikeShark

Lara Wosepka & Esther Vanier Ready To Crush The Course!

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The Lead Pack Passes By Captain Joe & Sons-

DSC06463DSC06464

DSC06488

Joe Sans

DSC06473

Donny Riley and Roger Cressey

DSC06472

DSC06475DSC06476DSC06478DSC06479

THE MRS KICKING ASS AND TAKING NAMES!!!!

DSC06482DSC06484DSC06485

George Sibley

DSC06486

The Race hasn’t even ended and we already have live video up for you!

It’s what we do.   Crush the coverage.

Video Of All The Runners as They Pass By Our Dock- Captain Joe and Sons In The Heart of God’s Country, Beautiful East Gloucester

Patty Knaggs  iPhone Video From The start-

Race Results

click picture for entire sortable race results from coolrunnings

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2011 Run Gloucester! First Place Jacob Barnett

 

Gloucester's Noah Mondello 16th Overall

 

Layce Alves Wizzes By 18th Overall 3rd Woman Finisher

Large Support for Newell Stadium Renewal Project

Local citizens attend the City Council Meeting last night in support for the Newell Stadium Renewal Project

GFAA presented the plan for the renewal project along with Mayor Kirk’s support. 

Enthusiastic applauses  from the crowd came after the council approved their support. 

Rockport National Bank Contributes $10,000 to Newell Stadium

Grace Giambanco writes-

Rockport National Bank is proud to support the efforts of the Gloucester Fishermen Athletic Association with a donation of $10,000 toward the renovation of Newell Stadium.

Rockport National Bank has been a long time supporter of the GFAA, whether it be as a sponsor of the Triathlon or sign advertising along the fields.  To date, the $10,000 from Rockport National Bank is the largest corporate donation to the Newell Renovation Fund”, states Tim Philpott, of the GFAA.

Rockport National Bank has been committed to the Cape Ann community since 1851.  The Bank has three full service locations in Gloucester and Rockport.  For additional information visit their website at www.RockportNational.com.

Thanks!

Folks in Photo:

Left to Right:

Mike Carrigan, GFAA; Tim Philpott, GFAA; Mike Luster, Rockport National Bank & Peter Anderson, Rockport National Bank

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The Renewal of Newell Stadium Fund Raiser

Mayor Kirk recognizes Dick Wilson co-president of the Gloucester Fishermen’s Athletic Association and his wife Barbra for all the work they are doing, and in addition a birthday celebration and a 50th year wedding anniversary.  Congratulation Dick and Barbara.

Click on photo below and view a slide_show of all the supporters that came to “The Renewal of Newell,” at Crusieport last night.

Things To Do- The Renewal of Newell Event August 29

Please join the GFAA in our fundraiser for the Newell Stadium "Re-Newell" project! Tickets for this event can only be purchased at the local venues listed below, by Friday. The $25 ticket price includes food, DJ and also benefits the GFAA’s efforts to rehabilitate Newell Stadium and field and track. There will also be a cash bar. Information on the new stadium will also be available.
Sponsored by the Gloucester Fisherman Athletic Association: www.gloucesterathletics.org
Hope to see you there!
Tickets are available at:
Cape Ann Savings Bank
BankGloucester
Rockport National Bank
LobstaLand
Destino’s
Palazola’s Sporting Goods
Lanesville Package Store
Tony’s Variety
George’s Coffee Shop
Ben’s Paint
Turner Seafood
Liquor Locker
Magnolia Variety
Marshall’s Farmstand
Willow Rest
Imagine on Rocky Neck
Seaside Graphics

click photo below for larger version of artist rendering

 

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Gloucester Fisherman Tri Website Features Good Morning Gloucester Coverage

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Great work by our team of contributors has landed us on the Home page of The Gloucester Fisherman Triathlon as the go-to source for Gloucester Tri Coverage!

Proud of You Guys!

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