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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 

2024 Calendar of Events

-   Toronto Esto Volleyball Tournament - Feb 10

-   ESTO Ski 60th Anniversary - March  7 - 10

-   Long Island Spordipäev - June 7 - 9

-   Laste Suvekodu - July 6 - 20

-   Joekääru Võrkballi Laager - July 20 - 27

-   Järvemetsa Laager - Aug 10 - 18

-   70TH ANNIVERSARY Lakewood Eesti Mängud - Aug 2 - 4

-   Fall 2-Man Golf Tournament - Oct 5

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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

Info on ticket prices and how to purchase can be found here:

www.estonianhouseny.org/jaanipaev

www.estonianhouseny.org/midsummer

 

Friday June 7th 1pm Golf Outing      at Mill Pond Golf Course

(see info under Golf tab)

 

Accommodation Options

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
70th Lakewood Estonian Games Aug 2-4 2024 

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LEM 2024 Sponsors

Weekend Schedule of Planned Events 

Friday, Aug 2nd

  • 12:00 p.m. - Golf competitions for groups 10 minutes apart Lakewood CC, Andrus Ers (aers@optonline.com). Prices with vehicle are $75. Registration until July 26

  • 18:00 p.m. - Lakewood Eesti Maja bar and dining table open until evening

  • 19:00 p.m. – Bowling at Howell Lanes by Henry Ashford

Saturday, Aug 3rd

  • 08:00 a.m. – Swimming @ Candlewood Lia Künnapas (lia.kunnapas@gmail.com)

  • 09:00 p.m. – Pickle Ball Tournament Jackson Liberty HS (registration by July 26) (carlms223@gmail.com)

  • 09:30 a.m. - Track and field competitions registration Tarmo Pallop (tarmopallop@americanacquatic.net)

  • 12:00 p.m. - Tennis Jackson Liberty HS, Sarina Ashford and Arden Wichman (ardenwichman8@gmail.com) (Registration by July 26)

  • 12:00 p.m. – Lakewood Eesti Maja bar and dining window open until the evening (bar open 14:00 p.m.)

  • 12:00 p.m. – Volleyball competitions at Eesti Maja square, (stskonberg@gmail.com) & Lilly Aasmaa

  • 1:00pm - Biergarten and band playing during the afternoon, also, petting zoo for the kids

  • 2:00 p.m. – Chess tournament, Urmas Kärner

  • 5:00 p.m. – Volleyball finals, Stefan Skonberg (stskonberg@gmail.com)

  • 7:30 p.m. - "Valguspidu" includes athletes parade and awards, Saare Vikat folk dancers and Laagri Laulud (camp songs)  led by K. Põhi & U. Kärner

  • 22:00 p.m. – Nublu Performance inside after Valguspidu

 

Sunday, Aug 4th

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

Admission Prices

 

Prepay & SAVE

Take advantage of the early bird rates presented below. You can pre-purchase these admission tickets with:

 

Credit Card - all major cc's by clicking HERE 

Venmo - The EAAA handle is @EAAAsport

or just use the QR code. For any ticket(s) purchased,

please calculate the amount from the fee schedule

below and enter the total. Also,***very important***

please provide names for each attendee in the 

What's it for? field in your Venmo app.

Friday Only

$10 (all ages)

Saturday  (Any Saturday ticket purchase includes admission to Fri)

$50 (17 to 69)

$20 (70 + )

$10 (6 to 16),  5 & under FREE,

 

Weekend Tenting Fee -  $40

 

Pay at Gate

$70, $30, $15 and Tents $50 at door

Advertisements - Support our 70th

If you'd like to advertise in the official LEM Program/Flyer that gets distributed at gate to all attendees, please contact Tarmo Pallop at:

tarmopallop@americanaquatic.net

Golf

Golf

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2024 Golf Events

 

LI Jaanipäev Golf Outing

 

June 7th -Mill Pond Golf Course - 1:00pm 

 

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

https://www.golfatmillpond.com/

 

Lakewood Eesti Mängud Scramble

Aug 2 -  Lakewood Country Club

Tee times starting at 12:00pm

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

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

Annual Fall 2 Person Golf Tournament

Oct 6 - Pine Barrens Golf Club

http://pinebarrensgolf.com/

Tee times starting at 12:00pm

Register - Andrus Ers - aers@optonline.net

ESTO Ski

ESTO Ski

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ESTO Ski - Race Results

2022  -  Click Here

2023  -  Click Here

2024  -  Click Here

 

2022 Jay Peak  see coverage in Vaba Eesti Sõna

2023 Mont Tremblant  see coverage in Vaba Eesti Söna

2024 Mont Tremblant  see coverage in Vaba Eesti Sõna

 

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.

2024 group events include: 

Thursday

  • Evening gathering launch party a Fat Mardi Restaurant

Friday

  • Downhill Race

  • Apres Ski Mixer

Saturday

  • Cross Country Fun Race & Gathering

  • Kids Water Park

  • Group Photo

  • Awards Party with Live Music by the Kalevipogues

More information and sign up for group events click here

​Commemorative ESTO Ski 60 Wearables - Shirts & Neck Warmers      

Click here for more info on styles and sizes

Click here for ORDER FORM

Our Partners

ESL Partners

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The Estonian American National Council, Inc., (EANC), is the nationally-elected central organization of Estonian Americans in the U.S. Since 1952, the Estonian American National Council supports Estonian cultural activities and organizations in the United States. We work to create awareness of and support for Estonia among all Americans and to voice the Estonian American community's support for means to ensure security and stability as well as the economic and cultural viability of the Republic of Estonia. We are proud to support and foster Estonian culture, language, history and traditions in the United States. Please join our contact list today to find out about all of our recent activities . EANC is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization sustained by voluntary, tax-deductible contributions from the Estonian American community.

 

The Goals of the Estonian American National Council (as stated in the EANC Constitution):

  • Represent Estonian Americans in activities designed to inform their fellow Americans about the current events, history, culture, people, and land of Estonia.

  • Provide Estonian Americans the opportunity to maintain connection to their cultural heritage and language through support of Estonian American schools, children’s camps, archives, and other organizations in the U.S. as well as foster effective communication among those organizations and Estonian Americans.

  • Develop working relationships with non-Estonian organizations that share or provide opportunities to attain EANC’s goals.

  • Provide reliable information to the U.S. government and citizens about events and issues affecting the Republic of Estonia and its people.

  • Recognize and help facilitate the work of Estonian Americans and organizations who have contributed to advancing and expanding professional, diplomatic, educational, cultural, archival, artistic, and entrepreneurial opportunities and otherwise supported the maintenance of Estonian culture and endeavors in the U.S.

 

 

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 2024 application cycle and look forward to receiving applications from new and returning students!

 

Jan 15 - Feb 19   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 21    ESF begins accepting applications from Estonian students elsewhere in the world

 

Application portal is open until 150 applications are received or March 1st, whichever comes first.

                   

In 2023, 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.

WORKING TOGETHER TO BUILD AN ESTONIAN FUTURE IN CANADA

The Estonian Foundation of Canada is dedicated to ensuring the legacy of Estonian Canadians and their vibrant community through broad spectrum charitable support. The EFC enables the Canadian Estonian community to continue to embrace and enrich the Canadian society, while maintaining its unique culture, traditions and institutions.

MISSION

The Estonian Foundation of Canada (EFC) is a registered charity supporting Estonian cultural and heritage initiatives across Canada. We connect with and support a network of institutions, organizations and people who believe in an Estonian future in Canada. Charitable No. 891452575 RR 000

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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