In Clifton Park, the Shenendehowa girls soccer team, in a stirring display of sportsmanship, gave up its chance to be crowned Suburban Council league champion and instead volunteered to share the title with their opponent, Shaker. Shaker was forced to forfeit the championship game due to a covid-related case at the school. The championship game was canceled minutes before it was scheduled to be played Saturday morning. But rather than accept the title, Shenendehowa refused to accept Shaker’s forfeit and instead opted to share the championship. A tweet posted Saturday evening by @ShenAthletics explained the decision: “Both teams had the same record and tied during the regular season. Championships should be determined on the field.” For all those involved in that decision, congratulations on a true demonstration of sportsmanship and class.
In Mayfield, the Mayfield Historical Society recently received a donation from the Timothy and Tina Delaney Family Foundation to help pay for a new roof for the Rice Homestead’s main building. Ashley Olson presented the donation in September to Bob Suits, president of the Mayfield Historical Society. The roof on the 1810 Rice Homestead structure was replaced this past fall. The Rice Homestead is located at 328 Riceville Road in Mayfield and is the home of the Mayfield Historical Society. For more information on the Mayfield Historical Society and the Rice Homestead, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ricehomestead/.
In Schenectady, the Schenectady Foundation has awarded a $20,000 grant to the Schenectady Jewish Community Center to help the JCC continue to provide critical child care for county residents. The grant will be used to support staff salaries as lower enrollment in the organization’s child care programs has led to a decrease in funds available to cover classroom expenses, according to a press release. It will also enable the JCC to accept more children in smaller classroom settings. For more information on Schenectady JCC, call 518-377-8803, visit www.schenectadyjcc.org or www.facebook.com/SchenectadyJCC.
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