Little Three TFC Parents & Family Gathering

April 18th at Wesleyan

With the annual running of the Little Three track & Field Championships being held this year at Wesleyan on April 18th starting at noon, and also being a meet in which we should have everyone competing (barring injuries which hopefully will not effect anyone), it is a great opportunity to try and get as many family members in attendance. Like we have done the past years, and like this past fall for XC, we are hoping to get as many of you as possible to make the trip to Wesleyan to cheer on the team. Immediately following the conclusion of the meet - approximately 4:00 we are hoping to have a "tailgate gathering" for everyone. What is consumed will depend entirely on what you all care to bring and there is really no limit on those possibilities - we should have a couple of grills, tables and chairs, and will have name tags for people but beyond that, it will be up to you all. There are approximately 70 men and women on the team and they are sure to be tired, hungry and thirsty after a day of tough competition. Tailgate fare - burgers, dogs, chicken, sandwiches, salads, your son / daughters favorite food, perhaps your favorite food, something unique, something common, drinks, chips, paper ware and utensils - basically your call on what you would like to bring, as I am sure that it will get devoured and certainly will be greatly appreciated.

This is a chance to see the team compete against Williams and Wesleyan, a chance to see your son / daughter compete, a chance to meet the other parents and their respective student-athletes, a chance to meet / see again the coaches and the most important part, to get everyone together and have a great time and show your support of the team and the program. As we get closer to April 18th, we will keep updating this site with what people are bringing so that you will know who is bringing what - while some things may be the same, there is certainly a chance that one person's secret chicken is different then someone else's, so feel free to double up. Perhaps seeing what others are bringing will help to put an idea into your head. We had a good time last year and we have had a lot of fun with the past gatherings during Track and XC and we are looking forward to building upon that success this year.

We will make up name tags and have them for you at the meet, as well as extra tags if you are bringing your other kids or family members. More information and details will follow, and as they do, they will get included right here so that you can check back as April 18th gets closer! Those who may be traveling from afar, and who may find it easier to pick up something here in Amherst or down at Wesleyan (Restaurant Guide for Wesleyan and surrounding area) that day, there are certainly a lot of options as far as fare in concerned - and you probably even already have gotten to fall in love with one of the many delis or restaurants that are in Amherst.

On behalf of the team and the coaches, we are really looking forward to seeing you all at Wesleyan on the 18th and are hoping for a huge turnout! If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact either me Ned mail or 413 542 8117

Ned, John, Amy & Lukas, and Nate

Those coming and, if mentioned, what they are bringing. Keep checking back as April 18th gets closer and things get finalized. I will try and update this regularly as I hear back from people and what they are bringing.

*** I will be traveling on Friday down to princeton with a couple of the guys to race at the Larry Ellis Invite, and then meeting the team on Saturday at Wesleyan, so will nto be able to update the site or probably respond to emails after noon tomorrow, so if needed, please call me on my cell phone at 413 348 6579.

The meet starts at 12:00 with the field events and 12:30 for the running events, and for the complete schedule please click on to this link LITTLE THREE SCHEDULE


As of Replies - April 17th (last update)

Paul, Wendy and Carly Drost (Ryan) - dish TBD

Jack and Jeannie Kiley (Jack Jr) - Grill with burgers, dogs and fixings

Jeanie Hanley and Grandparents (Kevin) - Grandpa Joes Killer Salsa

Cathy and Paul Skurman (Pete) - grilled chicken and rolls

Eileen and Charlie Tropiano (Elise) - desserts

Richard Foote and Zsu Kadis (Peter) - pasta salad and pumpkin-walnut bread

David and Susan Erickson (Chris) - Chicken wings and veggies

Teri and Pete Pendergrass (Keith) - antipasto, italian bread, dessert and water

Paul and Denise Silverman (Kate)- field greens salad with strawberries, goat cheese and pecans

Valerie and Matt Schwab (Hallie) - dish TBD

Janet Roehl (Jordan) - paperware, forks etc...

Pat and Eliane Yochum (Will) - Chicken vegetable salad

Greg and Terese reggie (Mary Doris) - fresh fruit salad

Jim and Rozanne Cohoon (Travis) - fruit and chips

Craig and Susan Eaton (Chris) - TBD

Claire Scigliano (Ellen) - Indonesian Brown Rice salad

Jim and Carmen Wasserman (Susie) - Chocolate Cake

Julian and Nan Corsello (Steve)

Bob and Angie Rybak (Jennifer)- chicken wings and dessert

Steve and Minda Dolmatch (Mike) -

Jim Dalton (Liz) -

Rich and Janet Mancino (Jenny) - 4 Fried Chickens, Green beans, Brownie Cake and Water

Alex and Christine Seaver (Jack) - Guacamole and chips

paul and Cheryl Zaccagnino (Laura) - Chocolate Cake