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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 7

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


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       68th Lakewood Estonian Games July 29-31 2022 

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Friday, July 29th

1:00 pm  Scramble Golf Outing @ Lakewood CC  -  $75                                                    Andrus Ers ( register by 7/26

6:00 pm  Lakewood Eesti Maja bar and kitchen open until late evening

7:00 pm  EÜS meeting


Saturday, July 30

8:00am - Swimming Ocean County YMCA Toms River 

Lia Künnapas (

10:00am - 5K Run Jackson Liberty HS 

Magnus Skonberg (

10:00am - Track & Field Jackson Liberty HS

Tarmo Pallop (

10:30am - Tennis Jackson Liberty HS,

Arden Ashford ( register by 7-26

12:00pm - Lakewood Eesto House bar & kitchen open until late night

12:00pm - Pickle Ball Jackson Liberty HS

Allan Laupa ( register by 7/26

12:00pm - Volleyball at Lakewood Estonian House (

2:00pm - Chess tournament Siim Vanaselja (

2:30pm - Volleyball finals, Stefan Skonberg (

7:30pm  - Athletes parade, awards and performance,

Performances by Ülle Bucholz, Uno Habakukk

8:30pm   Band, music, dancing, practice your social skills and see old and new friends


Sunday, July 31:

Family Day and Sunbathing at Jenk’s North Inlet Bar Area - Point Pleasant.

Admission Prices

Friday              FREE ADMISSION, COME !!!

Saturday       $30 (17 – 64 ), $20 (65 +), free 16 & under, free parking & free tenting



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2022 LEM Outing Results

2023 Golf Events

Lakewood Eesti Mängud Scramble GolfOuting 

Aug 4th -  Lakewood Country Club

Tee times starting at 1:00pm

Pre-register - Andrus Ers -

Annual Fall 2 Man Golf Tournament

Oct 7 - details TBA





2022 Jay Peak   (see full story in Vaba Eesti Sõna)

After skipping 2021, ESTO Ski rekindled it’s nearly 60-year tradition of bringing USA and Canadian Estos together for a 3-day weekend of winter sports which included; skiing, snow-boarding, cross-country, wave-riding and of course apres-ski socializing. 

2023 Mont Tremblant   (see full story in Vaba Eesti Söna)


According to Mont Tremblant's lodging bureau we had slightly over 250 Estos at the resort which is indeed a record turnout for the event. The overall split between USA & Canada was approx. 60% Canadians and 40% USA attendees.

Weather was perfect and the weekend Spordiliit group events all ran smoothly including Estonian Foundation of Canada Downhill Race (65 racers) and Spordiliit Cross Country Fun Race (20 participants).  See link below to access complete race results. Last but not least, the apres-ski social mixers were lively and lasted late into the evening,

USA Spordiliit would like to thank everyone who traveled to Tremblant to revitalize the first non-restricted post-pandemic ESTO Ski event. We’re looking forward to an even larger group and a more exciting itinerary next year when we will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of ESTO Ski. We will be circulating a survey shortly to help plan our milestone event.



Buy ESTO Ski Wearables - Hat & Headband         

ESTO Ski - Race Results

2022  -  Click Here

2023  -  Click Here

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:

Official application (in Estonian):

English translation of the application:

English translation of the instructions:

For assistance in filling out the application, technical help or questions:

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


NOTE: Opportunity for a weeklong Estonian cultural immersion experience in August


            ESF provides a stipend for Estonians in the USA aged 18-35 

                        to attend Metsaülikool in Ontario, Canada.

            More information found on ESF website:

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