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Camby Raising Money for SAND School
NBA star and Hartford native Marcus Camby and The CambyLand Foundation will hold a fundraiser for the New SAND Elementary School in Hartford at The Bar With No Name on Friday, August 28. Camby's new reading club, "Rebound by Reading," will also be unveiled at the event.

The CambyLand Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Camby, was established to provide support for the youth of Connecticut. The New SAND Elementary School's low test scores on the Connecticut Mastery Test encouraged the foundation to become more involve with helping the students achieve better reading skills.

The event will begin with a corporate VIP All Star Party, which will be held at The Civic Cafe on Trumbull Street from 8 pm until 9 pm. The guests will then be escorted to the party already in swing at The Bar With No Name. Guests will have a chance to win tickets to a New York Knicks game in Madison Square Garden. Tickets to the event are available for $35. For tickets and other information call the CambyLand Foundation at (860) 648-2871 or Debbie Rossitto at the Civic Cafe at (860) 493-7412.

Hartford Tennis Players Star at Nutmeg Games
Hartford youngsters took 11 of the 21 medals in tennis at this year's Nutmeg Games. Following are the Hartford winners, which was inadvertently left out of last week's paper.

Boys: 18 and under: Claudio Armandi (silver), Tom Chacaga (bronze); 16 and under: Mario Cardinale (bronze); 14 and under: Pedro Bermudez (silver); 12 and under, A group: Darryl Jones (silver); B group: Alex Mukdaprakorn (gold), Aaron Feliciano (silver), Austin Feliciano (bronze).

Girls: 14 and under: Alexis Rodriguez (gold); 12 and under: Maria Spinoso (gold); Arlena Mukdeprakorn (silver).

Trinity Opens Football Season Against Colby
Trinity College will open its 1998 football season at home against Colby College on Saturday, September 26, at 1:30 pm. The rest of the team's schedule is as follows (H=Home, A=Away):

Williams, (A) Saturday, October 3, 1:30 pm
Hamilton (A) Saturday, October 10, 1:30 pm
Tufts (H) Saturday, October 17, 1:30 pm
Bowdoin (A) Saturday, October 24, 1:30 pm
Middlebury (H) Saturday, October 31, 12 noon
Amherst (H) Saturday, November 7, 1 pm

Epesi Track Club Shines at Junior Olympics
Five members of Hartford's Epesi Track Club recently traveled to Norfolk, Virginia to compete in the National AAU Junior Olympics.

The team was led by Geoffrey Richardson in the shotput. Richardson's toss of 27 feet, 11 inches, gave him a ninth place finish in the 13-14-year-old division. Right behind Richardson was Kelvin Henry, who placed 10th in the long jump (8 and under division) with a leap of 10 feet, seven inches. Henry also did well in the 800-meter run with a time of 3:25, placing him 31st.

In the 11-year-old division, Elysian Richardson placed 23rd in the long jump with a leap of 11 feet, six inches while his teammate Diego Grange placed 25th with a jump of 11 feet, three inches. Grange also did well in the 800 meter, placing 30th with a time of 3:05.

City Recreation Basketball
Week of July 26
Pee-Wee Division

Colt 19 Day 14
Goodwin 20 South End 10
KDA 33 DeLucco 32
SAND 24 Chappelle 18

Junior Division
Colt 47 Day 33
South End 33 Pope 19
Colt 36 Pope 32
Day 38 South End 29
Chappelle 41 KDA 39
Wish 49 SAND 36

Week of August 2
Pee-Wee Division

Day 30 South End 12
Goodwin 23 Colt 17
KDA 28 Chappelle 9
SAND 39 DeLucco 19

Junior Division
South End 34 Colt 31
Day 47 Pope 28
KDA 50 SAND 48
Chappelle 49 Wish 35
Pope 34 South End "B" 22
Colt 27 Day 26

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