Philanthropy Calendar, Sept. 21, 2018

THE PONTIAC REGISTRY and The Tomorrow Fund will sponsor a three-day
THE PONTIAC REGISTRY and The Tomorrow Fund will sponsor a three-day "Pontiac Celebration" classic-car showcase from Friday, Sept. 21, through Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick in Warwick. / COURTESY THE TOMORROW FUND

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Golfing for MADD

Mothers Against Drunk Driving will host its 21st annual Golf Tournament on Friday, Sept. 21, from 1:30-7 p.m. at Richmond Country Club, 74 Sandy Pond Road, Hopkinton. The tournament format will be scramble, and lunch and dinner will be provided. The event will also include carts for golfers, a raffle and a live auction. Registration costs $125 per golfer and sponsorship opportunities are available. All proceeds will benefit MADD and its programs to prevent drinking and driving. For more information and to register, visit


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A Pontiac celebration

The Pontiac Registry and The Tomorrow Fund, which offers support to children with cancer and their families, will sponsor a three-day classic-car showcase titled “A Pontiac Celebration” from Friday, Sept. 21, at 5 p.m. until Sunday, Sept. 23, at noon at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick, 801 Greenwich Ave., Warwick. Live music will take place on Friday and Saturday. An awards dinner will be held Saturday and a getaway breakfast will be served on Sunday. Raffle tickets will be sold all day Saturday. All proceeds will benefit The Tomorrow Fund. For more information, visit

Walk in the park

Providence Animal Rescue League will host its 29th annual Pet Walk fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Temple to Music in Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence. The event will consist of a 1-mile walk, a pet costume contest, a marketplace, lunch and a speaking program. Registration costs $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event. The event will benefit the low-cost spay/neuter and pet food pantry programs sponsored by the rescue league. For more information and to register, visit

Bluegrass and a BBQ

Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice will hold a Bluegrass BBQ for Hospice event on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 4-7 p.m. at Glen Park, Glen Road, Portsmouth. The event will include a pig roast barbecue, local craft beer and wine, live entertainment and dessert. Tickets cost $95 and proceeds will benefit hospice and palliative programs. Luminaries are also available for purchase for $10 prior to the event. Reservations are due Sept. 10. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit, call (401) 682-2100 ext. 1631 or email

A good challenge

Children’s Wishes will host its inaugural Wish & Wellness Challenge, benefiting the organization and its mission to provide experiences to children facing medical issues, on Sunday, Sept. 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Goddard Memorial State Park, 1095 Ives Road, Warwick. Teams of four people will participate in a speed-based event made up of a mix of puzzles, trivia, obstacles and relay races. The event will also have local food trucks to provide refreshments. Registration costs $50 per individual and $225 for a team of four. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information and to register, visit

Helping heritage

The Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame, along with the Heritage Harbor Foundation and the Rhode Island Publications Society, will hold its second annual gala, titled “Helping Heritage,” on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 5 p.m. in the Garden Room of the Providence Biltmore Hotel, 11 Dorrance St., Providence. The event will recognize honorary chairpersons Alfred Carpionato, the late Carpionato Group LLC chairman and CEO, and his wife, Sheryl. The event will also have live music, a silent auction, and feature the Providence Police Mounted Command and the Pawtuxet Rangers Honor Guard with fife and drums. Tickets cost $175 per person and $250 per couple. For more information, call (401) 433-0044 or (401) 533-8404.


Saint Vincent’s Home will host its fifth annual Golf FORE Kids Outing, supporting Saint Vincent’s mission offering needy children and families assistance, on Monday, Sept. 24, beginning at 1 p.m. at Crestwood Country Club, 90 Wheeler St., Rehoboth. Registration begins at 11 a.m. Awards and prizes will be given out to the winning foursome and individual winners of the longest-drive and closest-to-pin contests. Attendees will also be offered a catered lunch prior to the tournament. Cost is $175 per person and $700 per foursome. Sponsorships are also available. For more information and to register, visit

An enchanting evening

The Corliss Institute Inc. of Rhode Island will hold a fundraiser, benefiting the nonprofit, on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Bristol Yacht Club, 101 Poppasquash Road, Bristol. The Corliss Institute serves deaf and hearing individuals with developmental disabilities. The event will include wine, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and a door prize. Tickets cost $50. For more information, call (401) 289-2681 or email

Healing on wheels

The Newport Car Museum will host a fundraising screening of the film “Fast Five” on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. at the museum, 1947 West Main Road, Portsmouth. Three prizes, including the top prize of riding to lunch with the museum’s founders in a car from the movie, will be raffled off. Raffle tickets cost $20 and are currently on sale through Sept. 26. All funds will benefit the purchase of a second electric minicar to be delivered to Hasbro Children’s Hospital for child patients to “drive” to their treatments or operations for cancer and other illnesses. The museum recently delivered the first such vehicle as part of its “Fast Five” raffle event. For more information, call (401) 848-2277.

Golfing for charity

Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County will hold its annual charity golf tournament, benefiting the organization and its programs addressing pervasiveness of child abuse and its impact on children, on Friday, Sept. 28, at 9 a.m. at Ledgemont Country Club, 131 Brown Ave., Seekonk. The format will be best ball. Cost is $175 per person or $700 per foursome. Sponsorships are also available. For more information and to register, visit