SUMMER THROWDOWN AT SAHLEN’S STADIUM
On August 8, Sahlen’s Stadium at 460 Oak Street will host the return of professional boxing to Rochester when the “Summer Throwdown at Sahlen’s Stadium” takes place. The event will featuring Patrick ‘The Punisher’ Hyland, known as the ‘Pride of Ireland’ who holds a 26-0 (12 kos) record; hoping to make this one #27 – the best start to a career in Ireland’s history. He will face Carlos ‘El Flaco’ Fulgencio from the Dominican Republic – who holds a18-7-1 (12 kos) record. Hyland, by the way, is managed by “Snooki” of Jersey Shore fame; and she’s expected to be at the match!
Also scheduled to be on the card is Rochester’s own welterweight fighter, Kenny ‘El Brujo’ Abril; along with Darnell Jiles, Jr.; Miguel Rodriguez, lightweight fighter Jamell Tyson vs. Bryan Acaba; middleweight Willie Monroe, Jr.; Ella Nunez; Natasha Spence; and featherweights Brandon Williams vs. Michael Jackson. Visit ticketmaster.com for tickets.
RED WINGS/YANKEES SEASON @ FRONTIER
The Rochester Red Wings are on their home ground at Frontier Field, One Morrie Silver Way, to take on the Scranton W/B Yankees thru August 9 at 7:05 p.m.; before facing the Pawtucket Red Sox on August 10 & 11, also at 7:05 p.m. Next, the Indianapolis Indians face the Wings at the same time on August 14, 15, 16 & 17.
The Scranton W/B Yankees return for games on August 18 at 7:05 p.m. and on August 19 at 6:05 p.m. against our Red Wings before the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs challenge Rochester starting on Wed., Aug. 22 @ 7:05 p.m., for three consecutive nights. Call (585) 454-1001; or visit www.redwingsbaseball.com for further details.
Editor’s Note…On August 17 @ Frontier Field, the Al Sigl Community of Agencies will be celebrating 50 years of serving the Rochester area with a pre-game picnic, fireworks and more. Call (585) 442-4102 for details.
POAGS HOLE MOTORCYCLE HILLCLIMB
The U.S. Limited Poags Hole Championship Professional Motorcycle Hillclimbing competition is scheduled this year for August 19. Gates open at 9 a.m. at the site, located off Interstate 390, Exit 4, in Dansville. (Make a right on Rt. 36, first right onto Poags Hole Rd, three miles to the Hill.) There will be food and merchandise vendors on site, and racing starts at 12:30 p.m. Held rain or shine, the popular event asks that you not bring your pets, any bottles, or fireworks; and also no vehicles with trailers or campers are allowed. Call (585) 335-2341; or visit www.poagshole.com.
ROCHESTER RHINOS HOME FOR TWO
Our Rochester Rhinos USL Soccer Team will be in town for two upcoming matches in Sahlen’s Stadium, 460 Oak Street, in the last games of regular season play. On August 11, Charleston Battery face our Rhinos; and on August 18, it will be the Pittsburgh Riverhounds who take the field against Rochester. Both matches begin at 7:05 p.m. Visit www.rhinossoccer.com; and call (585) 454-KICK for tickets.
•August 8-12…The annual Walnut Hill Carriage Driving Competition is scheduled this year at Walnut Hill Farm, 397 W. Bloomfield Road. Competition runs all day long for five days, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit www.walnuthillfarm.com.
•August 9…The Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce will host the 41st annual Ralph Sheridan Golf Classic at Bristol Harbour Resort, 5410 Seneca Point Road in Canandaigua. Call (585) 394-4400 for details.
•August 9-12…Watkins Glen International at 2790 County Route 16 in Watkins Glen NY will host the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at The Glen. The final event on Sunday has been dubbed the “Finger Lakes 355,” and will find Stanley Cup Team Captain and Ithaca NY native, Dustin Brown, on hand all day – even dropping the green flag! For details on this event, call (866) 461-RACE; or visit www.theglen.com.
•August 11…The NWA- NY will present an oudoor wrestling show, Headlocks & Homeruns, at Diamond Mound Park, 4185 Main St. in Wadsworth NY. The double header of softball and professional wrestling begins at 6 p.m. and will feature. Visit facebook; search Headlocks&Homeruns.
•August 11…Special Olympics’ Rugged Run for Respect is planned in Canandaigua NY. The 5K obstacle run up, around, and through Bristol Mountain will feature 14 obstacles meant to motivate and encourage teamwork and camaraderie. Visit www.specialolympicsny.org for details.
•August 13…The 7th annual RMSC Golf Tournament is scheduled to begin with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start at Irondequoit Country Club, 4045 East Avenue. Visit www.rmsc.org for details.
•August 18…At the Finger Lakes Casino and Racetrack, 5857 State Rt., 96 in Farmington NY, the Leon Reed Memorial Handicap will be run – featuring NY Bred 3-year olds and up – with a purse of $50,000. Call (585) 924-3232.
•August 18-19…Lock 32 Whitewater Park in Pittsford will hold the 7th annual Lockapalooza with events scheduled on Saturday and clinics on Sunday. Visit http://lockapalooza.com for details.
•August 22-26…The AIDS Red Ribbon Ride, an annual 5-day, 400-mile fundraising event throughout the 9-country Finger Lakes Region to benefit AIDS Care, begins at AIDS Care, 259 Monroe Avenue; and ends with a closing ceremony in Genesee Valley Park. Call (585) 210-4150 for full details; or visit www.AIDSRedRibbonRide.org.