Philanthropy Calendar, Aug. 3, 2018

Swimmers and kayakers in the fourth wave of the 40th Save The Bay Swim in August 2016 get ready to start their 1.7-nautical-mile challenge from Newport to Jamestown. The 42nd annual event will take place Saturday, Aug. 4. / COURTESY SAVE THE BAY
SWIMMERS AND KAYAKERS in the fourth wave of the 40th Save The Bay Swim in August 2016 get ready to start their 1.7-mile challenge from Newport to Jamestown. The 42nd annual event will take place Aug. 4. / COURTESY SAVE THE BAY

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Buckets full of help

Rocky’s Ace Hardware, which has locations in Smithfield, Fall River and Fairhaven, will participate in Bucket Day Sales from Saturday, Aug. 3, through Sunday, Aug. 5, to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. Customers can donate $5 to the hospitals for a 5-gallon bucket and receive 20 percent off all non-clearance items at checkout that they can fit in the bucket, and 10 percent off power tools and small appliances. All proceeds raised will benefit Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Baystate Children’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Maine and the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital in Florida. For more information, visit


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A million reasons to eat

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar, which has 13 locations in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., has teamed up with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for a month-long fundraising campaign to fight childhood cancer. All Applebee’s locations across the country aim to raise $1 million from now until Sunday, Aug. 12, to help fund cancer research. Among the fundraising efforts, donating a portion of lemonade sales to the cause, selling paper lemons and hosting various fundraising events. For more information and to donate, visit

Swimming in the bay, for the bay

Save The Bay will host its 42nd annual Swim on Saturday, Aug. 4, between 6:45-7:05 a.m. from Naval Station Newport, 690 Peary St., Newport, to Potter Cove in Jamestown. The event is expected to attract more than 500 swimmers and about 200 kayakers, who will travel the 1.7 miles across the bay in support of Save The Bay’s initiatives to protect and restore Narragansett Bay. Registration costs $50, which includes parking, shuttle service, bag check, a swim cap, a towel, medal, an event T-shirt, a post-swim party with free massage, yoga, live music, awards, vendors and refreshments. Swimmers are also required to raise a minimum $400 to participate. For more information and to register,

On the links

Performance Physical Therapy will host its second annual Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 11, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at Triggs Memorial Golf Course, 1533 Chalkstone Ave., Providence. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and the format will be scramble. Along with golfing, the event will include prizes and various contests, raffles, a silent auction, an awards ceremony and a pasta dinner. Registration costs $100 per golfer until Aug. 4 and $120 per golfer after Aug. 4. Dinner only costs $30. Proceeds raised will benefit the Woonsocket Middle School cross country program. For more information and to register, visit

A “fest”-ive day

Foolproof Brewing Co. will host its annual Augtoberfest on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 3-7 p.m. at the brewery, 241 Grotto Ave., Pawtucket. The event will feature live music, an inflatable slip and slide, games, competitions and beer. The event is for attendees ages 21 and older. Tickets start at $15 and a portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit the Pawtucket Foundation, a nonprofit representing the business and nonprofit sector advocating for enhancements within the city. For more information and to register, visit

A nice day for a luau

Ocean Community YMCA Arcadia Branch will host a luau party, benefiting the Y’s YCares Financial Assistance Program at the branch, on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 3:30-7 p.m. on Heather Island, a private island in Ninigret Pond, Bend Road, Charlestown. The event will include hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, a raw bar, live music and an auction. Tickets cost $110. For more information, visit or call (401) 340-1011, ext. 108.

Swinging for the fences

The 15th annual Edd Pedro’s Fight for a Cure of Juvenile Arthritis Wiffleball Tournament will be held Thursday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Slater Memorial Park, Armistice Boulevard, Pawtucket. More than 50 teams from six states competed in last year’s event and more than $352,000 has been raised in the event’s history. In addition to a wiffleball tournament, approximately 150 prizes will be raffled off, including Boston Red Sox tickets, gondola rides during WaterFire, a flat-screen television, golf and cart for a foursome at Agawam Hunt Country Club, and a deep-sea fishing trip for four from Block Island Hula Charters. Registration for players costs $40 per person and each player will receive a free T-shirt. For more information and to register, visit

Dreaming big

Hope & Main will host a fundraiser, called the Schoolyard Twilight Party, on Sunday, Aug. 12, at 5 p.m. at the nonprofit’s facility, 691 Main St., Warren. Attendees will be offered a “small bites” menu prepared by a cast of more than 25 local chefs, restaurants, food trucks and other product makers. The event will also have live entertainment. Tickets cost $35 for adults in advance and $45 the day of the event. Each adult ticket includes a complimentary drink. Tickets for children ages 12 and younger are $10. Proceeds raised at the event will support Hope & Main’s mission to bolster locally based fledgling food and beverage companies. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

A “Goodwill” tournament

A golf tournament benefiting Goodwill Industries of Rhode Island will take place Monday, Aug. 13, with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. at Crestwood Country Club, 90 Wheeler St., Rehoboth. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. and a continental breakfast will be served from 7-8 a.m. The tournament format will be scramble, and cocktails and lunch will be served immediately after golf. Individual and team prizes will also be awarded. Clothing and electric devices will also be accepted as donations for Goodwill. Registration costs $125 per player. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information and to register, call (401) 487-8042, (401) 641-2540 or (401) 861-2080, ext. 130.