Community Involvement

Lustgarten Foundation

This foundation advances the scientific and medical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of pancreatic cancer. They increase funding and provide support to the research of the biological mechanisms and clinical strategies related to pancreatic cancer. Lastly they increase the public’s awareness of pancreatic cancer and provide informational support for patients, their families, and friends.

Sean’s Run

The volunteer Committee and Board of Directors created Sean’s Run in response to the tragic death of Sean Patrick French, the 17-year old Chatham High School junior, honor roll student, community volunteer and record-setting athlete who lost his life on January 1, 2002 as a passenger in a drunk-driving car crash. Another passenger, 17-year old Ian Moore, sustained paralyzing injuries and is now a paraplegic. The intoxicated driver, also 17-years old, was a schoolmate who had been arrested previously for drunk driving, just 18 days before the fatal crash.
This tragedy prompted the enactment of Sean’s Law on January 1, 2003 that requires the suspension of a license upon the first arrest of a 16 or 17 year old on drunk driving charges. The Bill to implement Sean’s Law, which passed in both the NYS Senate and Assembly with unanimous votes, was drafted and first introduced in the Senate and signed the Bill into law during a public ceremony at Chatham High School on September 30, 2002.

Unity House of Troy

Since 1971, Unity House has been Making Life Better in the Capital Region.
We are a Rensselaer County-based human service agency that provides a wide range of services to meet the otherwise unmet needs of people in our community who are hurting and struggling. We assist those who are living in poverty, adults living with mental illness or HIV/AIDS, victims of domestic violence, and children with developmental delays. We work to achieve social justice in our community and to create a better understanding of those we serve.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region, Inc.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region, Inc. promotes the health, development and well being of children and their families. We accomplish this through the Ronald McDonald House, a home away from home for families of seriously ill children, and by creating and supporting programs that directly improve the lives of children and their families.

Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center

The Children’s Hospital is home to the regions only pediatric cancer program and is the only hospital in the region to offer round-the-clock pediatric emergency services. Its Pediatric Intensive Care Unit treats approximately 1,400 children per year, while its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit admits over 800 patients each year. All of which are a testament to the fact that the Childrens Hospital provides the Northeast with the highest level of care for critically ill and injured adolescents, children and newborns.

Hope 7 Community Center

The mission of Hope 7 is to provide life essential and enhancing services in a nurturing and non-preferential manner, to promote self-sufficiency, personal growth, and commitment to serving one’s community.

Helping Hands of Clifton Park

Now, we are reaching into cyberspace to build an online database so we can share important information about young children with disabilities with parents, relatives and friends, health care professionals, academics, teachers, researchers, and students all over the world. Thanks to support from the New York State Education Department, we are taking our files full of effective programs, individual plans of study, case studies like “Tony’s Story,” an excellent example of the progress of a down syndrome child, and innovative teaching strategies, and moving them online so people all over the world can have easy access.

St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude is unlike any other pediatric treatment and research facility anywhere. Discoveries made here have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. All patients accepted for treatment at St. Jude are treated without regard to the family’s ability to pay.

St. Mary’s School of Ballston Spa

Through our commitment to academic excellence and justice, we respect the individual dignity of each student. Thus, we are committed to provide principles by which we think and act both critically and creatively within our culture, communicate information truthfully and encourage social awareness and responsible decision making.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

JDRF is the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes research worldwide. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Type 1 diabetes is a disease which strikes children suddenly and requires multiple injections of insulin daily or a continuous infusion of insulin through a pump. Insulin, however, is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its eventual and devastating complications which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and amputation. Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes, JDRF has awarded more than $1.16 billion to diabetes research, including more than $137 million in FY2007. In FY2007, the Foundation funded 700 centers, grants and fellowships in 20 countries.

RPI Athletics

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s intercollegiate athletics and recreational programs are built upon a successful balance of academic and athletic excellence. As we continue to develop global reach and global impact, RPI Athletics builds pride and passion, uniting our campus, alumni, and the citizens of the Capital Region through competitive achievement.
Our core values direct Rensselaer student-athletes in their roles as academic, athletic, and community leaders. Demanding competitive activities, world-class facilities, first-rate support services, and exceptional coaching and teaching ensure they realize their full potential as individuals and team members.
Our staff thrives in a positive culture as professional educators, mentors, and teammates. They are dedicated to selflessly serving our student-athletes and the Institute, while fostering an environment in which a strong work ethic, mutual respect, honesty, integrity, and diversity prosper.
We maintain and exhibit the highest moral standards and honor the traditions, values, and mission of the Institute.

Hudson Mohawk Figure Skating Club

The Hudson Mohawk Figure Skating Club Inc. (HMFSC) is a member club of U S Figure Skating, which is the governing body of the sport of figure skating in the United States. The purpose of HMFSC is to promote figure skating, free skating, ice dancing, and moves in the field on all levels. Based in Troy, New York and practicing in RPI’s Houston Field House, the club has served New York’s Capital Region since 1951.

Mohawk Hudson River Humane Society

The Mohawk & Hudson River Humane Society (MHRHS) of Menands, New York has been saving the lives of abused and unwanted animals since 1887. MHRHS is a non-profit organization that receives no ongoing funding from federal, state or local governments or any other animal welfare organization.

Brunswick Youth Baseball

Welcome to the Brunswick Youth Baseball Registration Site
Registration for the 2015 Spring season is now officially open!!!
If you are a first time user, please click on the link above to register yourself and/or family with the site. If you registered on-line with Brunswick Youth Baseball in the past, you can use the same login information and avoid the need to re-enter much of your background information.
If this is your child’s first time playing with Brunswick Youth Baseball, you will need to mail in a copy of your child’s birth certificate as proof of age. Details of where to mail it are provided when you register.
Our registration fee for the Tee Ball and A Levels this year is still $50. The fee for AA, AAA and Majors Levels is $105. If you have two or more children playing at any combination of Levels, a discount will be applied to your order during checkout.