Philanthropy calendar

Tomorrow Fund motorcycle fundraiser, Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Softball Classic and more. More

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Philanthropy calendar

Posted 8/1/14

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Ride for a brighter tomorrow

Joe Daigle, former Tomorrow Fund teen (and friends), will sponsor the third annual motorcycle run to raise money for children with cancer, who are treated at the Tomorrow Fund Clinic at Hasbro Children’s Hospital on August 9. The run begins at 3 p.m. at Adrenaline Cycle at 2555 GAR Highway, Swansea and it will end at Back Alley Pub at 1666 Diamond Hill Road, Woonsocket. Following the ride there will be a BBQ featuring smoked pulled pork, chicken wings and more. Ticket holders will also be entered in a raffle to win an iPad Mini. The Tomorrow Fund provides daily financial and emotional support to children and their families, from financial aid for home expenses to hospital parking passes and programs/entertainment to alleviate the child’s burden. The Tomorrow Fund also offers support groups, parent consultants and community education. For more information or to register, call (401) 477-2459 or visit

A star-studded BBQ

The first annual Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Softball Classic will take place on August 10 at McCoy Stadium at 1 Ben Mondor Way, Pawtucket. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with an “all you can eat” BBQ equipped with chicken, pulled pork, macaroni and cheese, lemonade and plenty of other fixings. Then, spectators can watch the game from the exclusive red party tent area, as well as meet and greet with participating celebrities including Marcus Allen, Ed Cooley, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Doc Rivers, Smokey Robinson and more. All proceeds benefit the Jeffrey Osborne Foundation and the Pawtucket Red Sox Charitable Trust. The Jeffrey Osborne Foundation will give back to organizations like The Boys and Girls Club of Providence, Buttonhole, the MET School, The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School and St. Mary’s Home for Children. This event is rain or shine. Cost: $50 per person. For more information or to register, call (401) 323-2029 or visit

Cycle for a cure

LifeCycle Inc. will host the sixth annual Round Rhody Bike-A-Thon on August 10 beginning at Bryant University at 1150 Douglas Turnpike, Smithfield. Riders can choose between 25 or 75 mile routes, which offer a challenging blend of rolling terrain and tree-lined roads. At 3 p.m., there will be a family friendly celebration with food, music, prizes, a wellness fair and vendor expo. 75-mile riders will begin at 6 a.m. and 25-mile riders will begin at 9:30 a.m. LifeCycle supports local cancer treatment and promotes active living. Since the bike-a-thon began in 2009, LifeCycle has raised more than $250,000 for cancer treatment in Rhode Island. Cost: $75 registration fee. All riders must raise at least $250 to benefit local cancer treatment. For more information or to register, call (401) 741-7879 or visit

Golf for future heroes

The third annual golf outing to benefit the Lt. Jim Pagano Foundation will take place on August 11 at the Alpine Country Club at 251 Pippin Orchard Road, Cranston. The Champions Charity Dinner Celebration will follow the golf tournament and it will feature gourmet dinner stations, live music, an extensive silent auction and raffle prizes. This fundraiser is in honor of Jim Pagano, a Cranston firefighter and devoted family man. Each year, the fundraiser will make a charitable contribution to an individual, group or organization that improves the quality of life for children. This year, the proceeds will help fund 6th grade STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programs to foster interest in these fields at a young age. One initiative of the program is to teach robotics using Lego Mindstorms software. Registration for the tournament begins at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cost: $150 per player, dinner $50 per person. For more information or to register, email or visit

Glitz and glamour

The International Tennis Hall of Fame’s 60th anniversary Diamond Celebration will take place on August 16 from 6-10 p.m. at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at 194 Bellevue Ave., Newport. The evening will feature dancing, croquet and a photo booth. There will also be heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar and prizes for the best 50s themed costumes/groups (so get your poodle skirts and leather bombers ready). Cost: $100 ITHF members, $125 nonmembers. Sponsorships are also available (beginning at $500). For more information or to register, call (401) 324-4072 or visit

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