Town of Smithtown Senior Bulls Rack Up for Pool Tournaments with Neighbors from Surrounding Towns
Smithtown Seniors kicked off the first round of a series of pool tournaments last week, in a friendly competition with neighbors from surrounding communities. Club leader Lisa McDermott organized the friendly scrimmage, in which residents compete for bragging rights against surrounding towns. Town of Smithtown Supervisor Ed Wehrheim stopped by the Senior Center to wish competing teams good luck in the first friendly pool tournament last Friday.
“I didn’t want to leave… I felt like a kid again, hanging out with old friends at the local billiard. Director Dorreen Perrino and Club Leader Lisa McDermott really went all out to welcome friends from the surrounding area and made everyone feel at home. I’d recommend anyone who’s recently retired or in need of some fun, friendship or perhaps some healthy competition to check out the number of clubs available through the Smithtown Senior Center.” - Supervisor Ed Wehrheim
The Huntington Sharks played the Home Team Bulls on Friday, March 31st, in a nailbiter of a pool tournament. The clubs played seven games in the first tournament. The first three games resulted in a tie before both teams broke for a lunch together, which Director Dorreen Perrino had catered special for the teams. In the second half of the tournament, the Huntington Sharks won the final two games for the victory. The Sharks will rematch the Bulls this Friday, April 14th, 2023. Two weeks later, on Friday, April 28th, the Bulls will play Brentwood.
Match MVP Highlights:
Smithtown Bulls Captain: Roger DeLaura | Huntington Sharks Captain: Joseph Santomer
Huntington - David Skidmore won 6 out of 7 games
Smithtown - Roger DeLaura won 5 out of 7 games
Huntington - “Big Joe” Buffa won 6 out of 7 games
Smithtown - Ted Dabrowski won 5 out of 5 games
The Smithtown Bulls Billiard Club consists of eight men who play weekly together. Residents interested in joining the pool club or a variety of clubs available must first become a member of the Senior Citizens Center.
To Join: Smithtown residents ages 60 years and older can join (no fee is required) by filling out a brief application on-site, along with proof of residency such as a driver’s license. A membership card and welcome packet will be provided, along with a tour of the facility by a Senior Center Club Leader. The welcome packet includes a current calendar of activities, classes, and events, as well as brochures for services and amenities available exclusively for members.
The Eugene Cannataro Senior Citizens Center offers a wide array of activities, clubs and programming geared towards improving quality of life for residents ages 60 years or older. Every day, the Center offers a full schedule of arts, fitness, and wellness programming. Members can choose to join a variety of clubs, from gardening, quilting and book clubs to one of seven social clubs, featuring Casino & Theater outings, luncheons, parties, community advocacy and volunteer opportunities. In addition to a wealth of entertaining programming, the Smithtown Senior Citizens Department offers a variety of at home maintenance and repairs services.
The Senior Center is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (July & August Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) Lunch is served daily. Transportation is also available for members. For questions or additional information, please call (631) 360-7616 or for Transportation: (631) 265-8811.
Eugene Cannataro Senior Center is located at 420 Middle Country Road, Smithtown, NY 11787