2023 Calendar of Events
- Suusapäevad ESTO Ski - March 9 - 12
- Long Island Spordipäev - June 9 - 11
- Laste Suvekodu - July 8 - 22
- 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
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.
Long Island Spordipäev / Jaanipäev
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 email@example.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
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 69th Lakewood Estonian Games Aug 4-6 2023
Weekend Schedule of Planned Events
Friday, Aug 4th
11:00am Scramble Golf Outing @ Lakewood CC - $75 Andrus Ers (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
9:30am - Track & Field Registration Jackson Liberty HS - Tarmo Pallop -email@example.com
11:30am - Tennis Tournament Jackson Liberty HS - Arden Wichman firstname.lastname@example.org
11:30am - Volleyball Games Begin @ Lakewood Esto House - Stefan Skonberg email@example.com
12:00pm - Lakewood Eesti Maja kitchen open. Bar opens at 2pm
2:00pm - Chess Tournament at LEM - firstname.lastname@example.org
4:00pm - Corn Hole Competition at LEM - email@example.com
5:30pm - Volleyball Finals/Exhibition
7:30pm - Evening athletes parade, awards and performances by NY Eesti Segakoor & LI Childrens Camp
9:00pm - outside band, music, dancing, practice your social skills and see old and new friends!
Sunday, Aug 6th
Surf & Sun Family Day at Jenk’s North Inlet Bar Area - Point Pleasant.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Pre-register - Andrus Ers - email@example.com
Annual Fall 2 Person Golf Tournament
Oct 15 - Pine Barrens Golf Club
Tee times starting at 12:00pm
Register - Andrus Ers - firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Evening gathering a Fat Mardi
Apres Ski Mixer
Cross Country Race & Gathering
Kids Water Park
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
Click here for more info on styles and sizes
Click here for ORDER FORM
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: email@example.com
You will be directed to our help desk for USA-based applicants.
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