Here are some of the events happening on this long weekend in Cortland County:
Pancake breakfast: Marathon varsity boys soccer team raises money for State Championship rings
On Sunday, January 19th, the team will be doing an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast fundraiser with assistance from the Marathon Fire Department to raise money to pay for their state championship rings.
The breakfast will be from 7 am-11 am at the Marathon fire department.
According to Head Coach Chip Steward, the breakfast will also benefit the fire department.
“What the soccer team is doing is selling tickets for the event, and then we are working the event as waiters and dish washers and such,” stated Coach Steward. “We get a portion of tickets sold, and we keep all tips received for the day. This will help the boys pay for their state championship rings.”
Ticket prices include:
- Adult (ages 11 and up): $8
- Children (ages 5 to 10): $5
- Senior Citizens: $5
- Kids under 5: Free
A GoFundMe page was also made for people who would like to help the team purchase their rings. Click here to go to the GoFundMe page.
TC3 Panthers men’s and women's basketball games
On Saturday, January 18th, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's and women's basketball teams will be playing against Onondaga Community College at home.
The men's team will play OCC at noon, and the women’s team will follow at 2 p.m. The games will be held at the college’s Athletic Facility.
SUNY Cortland women's ice hockey games
This weekend, the SUNY Cortland womens’ ice hockey team will be playing two games at home.
The team will be facing Potsdam on Friday, January 17th at 7 p.m., and will then play against Buffalo State on Saturday, January 18th at 3 p.m.
Both games will be played at Park Center on SUNY Cortland’s campus.
YWCA Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day Luncheon
The YWCA of Cortland will be celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. 's Birthday on Monday, Jan 20 at 11:45 a.m.
A free lunch of soup and bread will be provided in the Multi-Purpose room of the YWCA on 14 Clayton Ave. School-aged children are welcome to attend, as Martin A. Sweeney tells the story of how a local ten-year old Homer boy came to oppose slavery and work for Abraham Lincoln, “The Great Emancipator.”
Participants are invited to come early to view the display in the back Art Gallery where YWCA will feature posters created by members of the teen mentoring group, GEMS (Girls: Empowered, Motivated, Successful). The GEMS chose iconic pictures from black history, reflected on what they mean to them, and with the assistance of artist, Liz Sharp, crafted posters incorporating the images and thoughts. The posters will be on display from January 17th to February 28th in honor of Black History Month.