Rensselaer Elks Basketball League

The twenty second annual Rensselaer Elks Special Needs basketball season is about to start. There will be four teams again this year as the program is growing. There will be two teams of big players and two teams of small players, plus wheelchair players. Thanks to Rensselaer Elks Lodge #2073 for being the sponsor of the league. Also thanks for the Rensselaer Boys & Girls Club for letting us to use the gym. Please wear your jersey from last year. As I’m trying to keep all the players with the same coaches each year.

The first game will start at 11 AM and go until 12:15 PM and the second game will start at 12:15 PM and go until 1:30 PM. Please notice on the schedule that all four teams come at NOON on 12/14/19 & 2/29/20. On 12/14/19 and 2/29/20 we will merge the four teams and play for awhile before the party. The finishing time on those dates is 2:30 PM. Linda Baker, Stacia Downey, Gail Freeman, and Kathi Jonas will be in charge of setting up the party as usual. Please see Linda, Stacia, Kathi, and Gail if you can help with the party. Thanks, Linda, Stacia, Kathi, and Gail.

Thank you, Burke Adams, Head Committee Chairperson from Rensselaer Elks Lodge #2073

Burke home phone - (518) 479-3465
Burke cell phone - (518) 396-8822
Rensselaer Elks Lodge phone - (518) 477-9947

Tar Heels

Head Coach - Mike Gilligan
Asst. Coach - Chris Dumma
Asst. Coach - Ed Smith

Katie Gilligan
Allison Drumma
Nicholas Smith
Ashley Mazzacco
Brianni Bruno
Gage Hillbrandt
Ryan Dorval
Josh Wilcox
Bobby Barbini
Pinerod Mon


Head Coach - Jos Ashley
Asst. Coach - Brian Jette

Jason Lee
Preston Jette
Kristopher Hoffman
Billy Freeman
Aaron Raker
Marceliono Owens
Jackson Underwood
Jakob Osterhoudt
Alexis Tune

Red Hawks

Head Coach - Scott Owens
Asst. Coach - Omar Abida
Asst. Coach - Mario Hepp II

Lauren Owens
Philip Swahlan
Ali Abida
Chad Caulfield
Amanda Dugan
Simon Frantianni
Nellie Severson
Nora Macintosh
Amy Jonas
Mario Hepp III


Head Coach - John Downey
Asst. Coach - Tom Hannigan
Asst. Coach - Jasper Reddix
Asst. Coach - Bill Aiello

John Downey
Sean Downey
Ryan Hannigan
Bobby Aiello
Kevin Grant
Ed Scott
Michael Curione
Uriah Headspeth
AJ Ballard
Kayleen Warner
Matthew Reddix


Email -
Website -
Phone - (518) 479-3465


11/23/2019 - 11:00am
11/23/2019 - 12:15pm
12/07/2019 - 11:00am
12/07/2019 - 12:15pm
Social Event
12/14/2019 - 12:00pm
01/04/2020 - 11:00am
01/04/2020 - 12:15pm
01/11/2020 - 11:00am
01/11/2020 - 12:15pm