Little Three XC Family Gathering

October 19th at Wesleyan

As we have done in the past, with the annual running of the Little Three XC Championships being the last meet of meet of the season in which everyone on the team would be competing (barring unforeseen circumstances of course), it is a great opportunity to try and get as many family members in attendance. We are hoping to get as many of you as possible to make the trip to Wesleyan on this weekend to cheer on your kids and meet the rest of the team and the other families. Immediately following the conclusion of the meet - the women will start at 12:30 while the men will start at 1:15 - 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 - it will be up to you all. The runners are sure to be tired, hungry and thirsty after a day of tough competition and will surely consume nearly anything. Tailgate fare - burgers, dogs, chicken, sandwiches, sausages, chili, salads, your son or daughter's favorite food, perhaps your favorite food, something unique, something common, drinks, chips, paper ware and utensils (not to eat but be eaten with or upon, just to clarify) - 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's compete for Little Three supremacy, a chance to see them run fast, a chance to meet the other parents and their respective runners, 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 program. As we get closer to the 19th of October, I will update 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 have had a good time in the past with the gatherings during Track and XC and we are looking forward to building upon that success this year. More information and details will follow and as they do, they will get included right here so that you can check back as the day gets closer! Also, for those who want to be wearing some XC gear, please check out the Amherst XC Clothing link so that you can be dressed in some Amherst attire.

On behalf of myself and Cassie & the Men's and Women's teams, we are looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the 19th and are hoping for a huge turnout! If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me Ned mail or phone 413 542 8117 / cell 413 348 6579 or Cassie Funke-Harris or phone 413 542 5547 / cell 507 301 1042


Ned & Cassie

Those coming and, if mentioned, what they are bringing. Keep checking back as October 19th gets closer and things get finalized. I will try and update this regularly as I hear back from people and what they are bringing.

Replies as of 10 / 17


THOSE WHO ARE DRIVING - if you have a table you can bring that would be great!


Paul Meijer (Raymond) - salad (pasta, fruit, lettuce)

Donna Podorefsky (Jesse) - some kind of salad

Karen Lucey (Steve) - tomato basil pasta salad and either steak or meatballs.

Michael Lebovitz (Lucas) - drinks of differing varieties

Cynthia Tarantino (Olivia) - some kind of salad

Jim & Renee Turissini (Greg) -200 each plates, napkins, plastic cutlery; Card table, Portable grill, and grilling services for any meats that are brought by others and Carrot Cake- of course

Phan Dao (Amy) - chips and dessert

Ian and Randi Hawkins (Cole) - bocce and ping pong games

Joel Sklar and Adrienne Shishko (Romey) - will bring tons of chicken wings ready for the BBQ

Brian and Ellen Connors (Kevin) - We will be bring a chicken dish, large taco salad(greens, veggies, taco chips, cheese) and some dessert/drinks

Ron Fussell and Deb Shephard (KC) - Spanakopita

Elizabeth Grauman (Hannah) - dessert

Jim and Shelley Kirkham (Brooke) - fried chicken

Cathy Stout (Sarah) - salad of some sort

Chad and Heather Ewing - appetizer and a dessert

The Briskins (Lizzy) - chips & guacomole