Eesti Spordiliit USAs
Estonian American Amateur Athletes
Committed to creating sporting experiences and events that bring Estonians together to celebrate their friendships and culture
2022 Calendar of Events
- Suusapäevad ESTO Ski - March 10-13
- Long Island Spordipäev - June 18
- Laste Suvekodu - 6/25 to 7/9
- Joekääru Võrkballi Laager - 7/23 - 7/30
- Lakewood Eesti Mängud - 7-28 - 7/31
- Järvemetsa Suurlaager - 8/6 - 8/14
- Fall 2-Man Golf Tournament - Oct 1
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, 18. juunil, 2022
The Long Island Estonian House is hosting their only annual fundraiser with the help of the New York Educational Society and the Estonian American Amateur Athletes.
Grounds open at 10:00. Join us for Estonian food, music, drinks, and a great day! The pool and sauna will open at 12:00. The beach volleyball tournament will start at 11:00, with the finals starting around 6:00. For the children, there will be track and swimming races, games, crafts, and soccer games (new this year!) starting at 3pm. All ages are welcome. Saare Vikat reunion at 4:00. The bonfire will start around 8:30. There will be traditional Estonian games following the bonfire. The dance party inside the main hall will start around 9:30.
INFO/QUESTIONS - Stefan Skonberg on Facebook or email@example.com.
Pricing at the gate:
14 and younger: Free
All are welcome to tent on the grounds. There are also cabins for rent.
Full cabin: $100, Half cabin: $50. Only CASH will be accepted!
Security deposit: $25 – Fee returned if room is cleaned to a satisfactory level before leaving.
For rooms, please contact Colleen Wichman the day of the event. The rooms will go first come first serve!
Lakewood Eesti Mängud 68th Lakewood Estonian Games July 29-31 2022
Friday, July 29th
1:00 pm Scramble Golf Outing @ Lakewood CC - $75 Andrus Ers (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com)
10:00am - 5K Run Jackson Liberty HS
Magnus Skonberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
10:00am - Track & Field Jackson Liberty HS
Tarmo Pallop (email@example.com)
10:30am - Tennis Jackson Liberty HS,
Arden Ashford (firstname.lastname@example.org) register by 7-26
12:00pm - Lakewood Eesto House bar & kitchen open until late night
12:00pm - Pickle Ball Jackson Liberty HS
Allan Laupa (email@example.com) register by 7/26
12:00pm - Volleyball at Lakewood Estonian House (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2:00pm - Chess tournament Siim Vanaselja (email@example.com)
2:30pm - Volleyball finals, Stefan Skonberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
Friday FREE ADMISSION, COME !!!
Saturday $30 (17 – 64 ), $20 (65 +), free 16 & under, free parking & free tenting
2022 LEM Outing Results
2022 Golf Events
Lakewood Eesti Mängud Scramble GolfOuting
July 29th Lakewood Country Club
Tee times starting at 1:00pm
Pre-register - Andrus Ers - email@example.com
Annual Fall 2 Man Golf Tournament
Oct 1 - details TBA
ESTO Ski 2022
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.
The weekend kicked off Thursday evening as Estos gathered for their usual 1st night reunion at one of Jay Peak’s busy pubs. By Friday, approximately 110 Estos had arrived at Jay Peak with the mix of participants being approx. 65% USA and 35% Canadians.
Esto group activities for Friday included a Cross Country ski race with 12 participants, followed by an apres-ski function hosted by Eesti Spordiliit USA (Estonian American Amateur Athletes). The private Foeger Room at Hotel Jay was buzzing with Estos who had a 3-hours to mingle and make new friends. When apres-ski ended,15 intrepid Estos headed off to the Jay Peak Water Park to test their surfing skills on the Flowrider, which is an indoor surfing machine that generates endless waves and spectacular wipe outs!
The traditional downhill ski race which took place on Saturday morning was sponsored by Estonian Students Fund. There were 44 racers in total, the 2022 medal and trophy winners are noted in the PDF below. The Saturday evening dinner and awards gathering was lively and well attended. Once the medals and trophies were distributed, things kicked off with the usual Perekonna Waltz (led by Helle Hantho) and then launched into dance party with music by Stefan Skonberg. The evening ended with söprusring and singing of “Eestlane Olen ja Eestlaseks Jään”.
We would like to thank everyone who showed up to revitalize the ESTO Ski event. We’re looking forward to an even larger group in 2023!
Click on the PDF on the right for complete
2022 Race Results, Medals & Trophy winners