Sports & Recreation

Register Now for MaineShare's Hike and Bike

Going for a hike or a bike ride this summer can help make Maine a better place to live. MaineShare's annual Hike and Bike event will take place now through Labor Day. This "Smaller Footprint" event allows participants to choose their own hike, bike ride, or walk from anywhere while raising money for MaineShare. The "Virtual Hike and Bike" works like any other event. You collect pledges, go out and hike or bike on the day that is convenient and send in your donations. The virtual format saves time, paper, and precious fuel while offering more flexibility for participants. With no expenses involved every dollar raised goes to MaineShare.

MaineShare raises funds for 38 statewide groups working for clean air, safe food and water, and equal rights for all the people of Maine. To find out more about MaineShare and to register for the Hike and Bike event visit:

Win Four Tickets to the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Win Four Tickets to the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway



One (1) winner will receive four (4) tickets to the Lenox 301 on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.

Bangor Y Thanks Area Businesses for New Zip Line at Camp G. Peirce Webber

Thanks to local business partners, the Bangor YMCA now has a new zip line at Camp G. Peirce Webber,
the Y’s day camp facility in Hampden. Bangor Hydro donated and installed two 55 foot cedar poles with
anchors and NH Bragg provided 500 feet of airline grade cable at cost. The finished product is a zip
line that stands 45 feet high and reaches 365 feet in length, utilizing a gravity brake system to ensure
safe landings. 

To ride the zip line, campers first ascend to a platform on one of the poles, then ride in a harness
connected to a pulley suspended on the cable.

Wayne's WIFFLE for A Wish

Wayne's WIFFLE for A Wish
Playing a Kids Game for Kids

Who : Wayne's WIFFLE for A Wish
What : A charity WIFFLEBALL tournament to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation of Maine
When : Saturday August 20th, 2011 8am registration, 9am games
Where : Union Street Athletic Complex, Bangor, Me
Why : We're playing a kids game for kids.  To cover all of the costs for an average wish for the Make A Wish Foundation it takes $6,000.  In our first year we raised $2000, in year two we doubled our teams and added some events and raised $5,550.  This year our goal is to be able pay for one wish ourselves and raise at least $6,000.  Teams from Presque Isle to Portland have played in the last two years to raise money and crown a champion of our tournament.  All of the funds raised stay right here in Maine and help Maine kids through the Make A Wish Foundation.
How : $100 entry fee for teams to participate, each

Fitness centers host “free” open-house day to benefit Brewer Parks & Rec camp program

BREWER – Bangor-Brewer Athletic Club will host a free family fun day at the gym featuring six new exercise classes, a kid’s obstacle course, adult workout challenges, plus a variety of family-fun activities like face painting and a dunk tank, on Saturday, July 9, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its 34 Abbott St. fitness center (the former J.J.Nissen Bakery) in Brewer.

Team Irish MMA Fitness Academy is also participating in the open house fitness day, which is being held to raise money for the Brewer Parks & Rec Department day camp program.

Weather permitting, fitness classes will be held outdoors, and there will be a variety of demonstrations, prizes, and healthy treats for all.

“We are committed to this area and helping keep its residents fit, active, and healthy,” said Wendy Watkins, of BBAC.

Vote for Northern Forest Explorers Youth Program

Vote for Northern Forest Explorers Youth Program

Friends of the Charlotte White Center's LifeJackets program are in the running for grant money!  Northern Forest Explorers Program is aimed at giving impoverished kids in the North Country 5 day canoe trips to give them a sense of appreciation for their own back yards, inspire them to want to do something about it, and the basic leadership skills to be able to do so.

Please, hop online and vote at:

Olympians Win Big at Summer Games

The Special Olympic team sponsored by The Progress Center proudly brought 17 medals and 12 ribbons back to the Oxford Hills.  These medals and ribbons represent participation in 9 different events by 15 team members.