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Eesti Spordiliit USAs
Estonian American Amateur Athletes

 

Committed to creating sporting experiences and events that bring Estonians together to celebrate their friendships and culture 

2023 Calendar of Events

-   Suusapäevad ESTO Ski - March  9 - 12

-   PööRiöö Ball - April 15

-   Long Island Spordipäev - June 9 - 11

-   Laste Suvekodu - July 8 - 22

-   Järvemetsa Laager - July 1 - 9

 Joekääru Võrkballi Laager - July 22 - 29

-   Lakewood Eesti Mängud - Aug 4 - 6

-   Fall 2-Man Golf Tournament - Oct 15

   EANC Esto Community Celebration & Awards Dinner - Oct 14
                         underlined 2023 events have clickable links for more info
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About us

Through your support, Eesti Spordiliit has served Estonian athletes and the North American Estonian community for over 60 years. Eesti Spordiliit USA (ESL) was launched in 1954 following a September 18th East Coast Masters volley ball tournament at Pine Terrace New York.

The original seven founders/competitors who declared and inaugurated the organizations future activities included: Meinhard Kaju, Raimond Pals, Elam Piktjaan, Ernst Roost, Heinrich Savo, Ferdinand Tammann and Kalle Vellenurme. ESL first annual meeting took place on Jan 9th, 1955 at the NY Estonian House where the ESL charter and by-laws were sanctioned.

The primary goal of ESL was to develop and foster sporting activities and events among Estonian organizations throughout the USA.

The ESL emblem (logo) was developed by the artist Peet Aren and depicts Estonian folklore hero “Kalvipoeg” launching a large stone. An ESL flag bearing the emblem was also created in 1977 and is proudly displayed at ESL events.Over the years, ESL has been devoted to creating and sustaining sports related events for young Estonians.

Every summer ESL coordinates athletic events at Lakewood and Long Island that offer kids, teenagers and adults the opportunity to compete and bond with fellow Estonians. Competitive events include: track & field, swimming, bowling, tennis, volleyball and golf.

 

ESL has also been instrumental in helping to fund, build and sustain the sports venues that are used at these events e.g. swimming pool, volleyball, basketball, tennis courts along with track and field sites.

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Long Island Spordpaev

Long Island Spordipäev / Jaanipäev

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Please come and enjoy the beautiful grounds & support the maintenance & activities of the LI Estonian House       

 

 20 Middle Island Blvd., Middle Island, N.Y.

Laupäeval, 10. juunil, 2023

The Long Island Estonian House is hosting their annual fundraiser with the help of the New York Educational Society and the Estonian American Amateur Athletes. Join us for ESTO food, entertainment, drinks and a great day!

 

Saturday June 10th Schedule

8:30 am - Grounds open

9:00am - Volleyball tournament begins - finals scheduled for 4:30pm

12:00pm - Beach volley ball pick up tournament

1:00pm - Pool & sauna opens

2:00pm - Youth sports, games, crafts and soccer plus other fun activities

7:30pm - Black Velvet Band

8:45pm - Bonfire/Jaanitule lighting plus traditional Estonian games

9:45pm - Dance party in main hall and performance by Svndra

 

INFO/QUESTIONS - Stefan Skonberg on Facebook or stskonberg@gmail.com.

 

Cost of Admission

Adults - $30 at the gate - prepay before June 2nd $25

Seniors - $15 at the gate - prepay before June 2nd $10

14 and younger: Free

Car Parking: $10

Tenting: Free

Advance Pay - Paypal NYEHS or Venmo @stefanskonberg or @carlm-skonberg

***Friday June 9th Golf Outing and  L.I. Winery Tour - click here for info***

 

All are welcome to tent on the grounds. There are also cabins for rent. 

Full cabin: $300 (prepay by 6/2 $250), Half cabin: $175. (prepay by 6/2 $125)

Security/cleaning deposit: $100 – Fee returned if room is cleaned to a satisfactory level before leaving.

For rooms, please contact Stefan Skonberg The rooms will go first come first serve!

Lakewood Eesti Mängud

Lakewood Eesti Mängud       69th Lakewood Estonian Games Aug 4-6 2023 

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Weekend Schedule of Planned Events 

Friday, Aug 4th

  • 11:00am  Scramble Golf Outing @ Lakewood CC  -  $75  Andrus Ers (aers@optonline.com) full field, waitlist only

  • 6:00 pm  Lakewood Eesti Maja bar and kitchen open until late evening  and after hours dance party

Saturday, Aug 5th

 

Sunday, Aug 6th

Surf & Sun Family Day at Jenk’s North Inlet Bar Area - Point Pleasant.

Admission Prices

Friday:              FREE ADMISSION, COME !!!

Saturday:       $35 (17 – 64 ), $20 (65 +), free 16 & under, free parking & free tenting

***Rooms available @ Quality Inn - 8mi from LEM***

$5.00 VENMO PREPAY DISCOUNT off posted rates by JULY 28th  @Hillar-Puskar

If you'd like to advertise in the official LEM Program/Flyer that gets distributed at gate to all attendees, please contact Tarmo Pallop by July 23rd - tarmopallop@americanaquatic.net

Golf

Golf

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2023 Golf Events

 

LI Jaanipäev Golf Outing

 

June 9th - Middle Island Country Club - 1:00pm 

 

Lakewood Eesti Mängud Scramble

Aug 4th -  Lakewood Country Club

Tee times starting at 11:00am

https://www.lakewoodcountryclubnj.com/golf/

Pre-register - Andrus Ers - aers@optonline.net

Annual Fall 2 Person Golf Tournament

Oct 15 - Pine Barrens Golf Club

http://pinebarrensgolf.com/

Tee times starting at 12:00pm

Register - Andrus Ers - aers@optonline.net

ESTO Ski

ESTO Ski

 

2022 Jay Peak  see coverage in Vaba Eesti Sõna

2023 Mont Tremblant  see coverage in Vaba Eesti Söna

 

2024 ESTO Ski 60 Anniversary Weekend at Mont Tremblant March 7th - 10th

We are delighted to announce the backing of the Estonian Foundation of Canada as a co-sponsor and major funding partner of the ESTO Ski 60th Anniversary celebration at Mont Tremblant.

 

This year’s group events will feature larger venues and enhanced hospitality thanks also to the sponsorship support of the Estonian Students Fund. Eesti Spordiliit is grateful to both organizations for recognizing the value of bringing USA and Canadian Estos together & supporting the event.

Preliminary itinerary for 2024 group events include

Thursday

  • Evening gathering a Fat Mardi

Friday

  • Downhill Race

  • Apres Ski Mixer

Saturday

  • Cross Country Race & Gathering

  • Kids Water Park

  • Group Photo

  • Awards Party with Live Music by the Kalevipogues

please watch for future updates & details on group event  times and registration info

According to Mont Tremblant's lodging bureau over 250 Estos are already booked for our milestone event and there are still rooms available. To take advantage of our discounted lodging and lift tickets (20 to 40% off rack rates), simply call the toll free number 1.877.966.6873 and identify yourself as an Estonian Ski Club participant to access our group rates.                        Please click here for complete hotel and lift ticket info.

​Commemorative ESTO Ski 60 Wearables - Shirts & Neck Warmers      

ESTO Ski - Race Results

2022  -  Click Here

2023  -  Click Here

Click here for more info on styles and sizes

Click here for ORDER FORM

Our Partners

ESL Partners

The Estonian Students Fund supports students of Estonian heritage studying full-time at a college or university by awarding scholarships to promising candidates, who demonstrate academic excellence, community activity and leadership, and participation in and commitment to Estonian society. We are making preparations for the 2022 application cycle and look forward to receiving applications from new and returning students!

 

Jan 15 - Feb 14   ESF accepting applications from USA-based Estonian students ONLY

         (i.e. students graduated from or are completing their final year of high school in the USA)

 

Feb 15    ESF begins accepting applications from Estonian students elsewhere in the world

 

Application portal is open until 200 applications are received or March 15th, whichever comes first.

            

In 2022, the application portal closed early due to an overwhelming response from around the globe.

 

We encourage you to:

          1. go to the ESF website now

          2. review the instructions ASAP and plan accordingly

          3. apply early

ESF website: https://esfusa.org

Official application (in Estonian):  https://esfusa.org/eng/forms/1

English translation of the application: https://esfusa.org/files/EnglishPDFTraditional.pdf

English translation of the instructions: https://esfusa.org/eng/guides/guide/1_eng

For assistance in filling out the application, technical help or questions: toetusfond@esfusa.org

You will be directed to our help desk for USA-based applicants.

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ERC Mission

Support fellow Estonians in need in the United States and in Estonia

The ERC provides financial support to registered non-profit organizations throughout the United States and Estonia that have the means to use our grants for charitable purposes to reach many in need.

 

Help preserve and promote Estonian culture and heritage across the entire USA

The ERC provides charitable financial support to Estonian-American youth groups and camps, educational societies, choirs and dance groups, non-profits, and related projects and events.

 

Recent Grants to Estonia

  • Estonian Red Cross (Ukraine Refugee Relief)

  • Tallinn Children's Hospital Foundation

  • SOS Children's Villages in Estonia

  • Estonian Support Union of the Deafblind

  • Estonian Women's League (women's shelters)

  • Estonian Food Banks

  • Estonian Wounded Warriors Association

  • Estonian Association of Injured Soldiers

 

Recent Grants in the U.S.

  • Estonian Societies and programs: New York, Long Island, Connecticut, Washington, Lakewood, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco & Northern CA.

  • West Coast ESTO 2019 and 2022

  • Estonian Singing Choirs in the USA

  • Estonian Folk Dancing Troops in the USA

  • USA participation at 2019 Estonia Song & Dance Festival

  • Estonian Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts in USA

  • Federation of Associations for the Advancement of Estonian Youth (Järvemetsa/Lakewood campgrounds)

  • Estonian American Amateur Athletes

  • Foundation for Estonian Arts and Letters

  • Estonian Archives in the USA

  • Free Estonian Word programs

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