Below you will find a list of events that will be taking place in our community. To make a request to post a charitable event, fundraiser or bulletin, please click here and fill out the form for the webmaster at the bottom of the page with your event info.
WEEI is giving you the chance to have the Ultimate Fenway Experience while helping the Pan-Mass Challenge and Tim Johnson’s Ride on Washington. The prize includes (4) dugout seats to June 19th ballgame, tour of the park including on-field access during batting practice, dinner for (4) at the EMC club and a tour of the WEEI broadcast booth. Raffle tickets are $2 each and can be purchased by clicking here. The drawing will be held on May 31, 2013.
Our thoughts are with the victims, families and friends of victims of this tragedy. Please stay tuned for more information.
Below is information to be aware of:
Helping children cope in unsettling times
Current world events are very unsettling. Wars, economic difficulties and the nation's heightened state of alert can cause justifiable anxiety. The uncertainty of terrorist warnings can be especially unnerving. Children may be confused or fearful that they or their loved ones are at risk. Adults need to help children feel safe, even if they themselves feel vulnerable. Parents and teachers can help children understand what is happening factually, how events do or do not impact their lives, and how to cope with their reactions.
Schools and parents need to assess what level of support children in their care need. There are some suggestions on how to help children cope.
For the past two years the Travis Roy Foundation, Inc and the Franciscan Hospital for Children have joined forces to host a corporate sponsored WIFFLE Ball tournament. With the help of our amazing sponsors we have been able to raise more than $85,000.00 to date. Join us for the 2013 tournament as we aspire to double that number!
This year’s WIFFLE Ball Challenge will be held on Saturday, June 22nd at Boston University’s Nickerson Field. Registration will begin at 8am.
The tournament will run from 8 am to 3 pm, concluding with a championship home run derby! Bring the family and enjoy a day filled with friendly competition, a variety of entertainment, an unbelievable silent auction and maybe even meet a celebrity or two
Proceeds will be benefiting Travis Roy Foundation, Inc which is dedicated to enhancing the life of individuals with spinal cord injuries and funding research; and Franciscan Hospital for Children, who each year provides care and treatment to more than 10,000 children with a wide range of physical, medical, and behavioral challenges.
WEEI is proud to be the official radio station of the Pan-Mass Challenge.
The Pan-Mass Challenge is an annual bike-a-thon and a pioneer of the athletic fundraising industry that today raises more money for charity than any other single event in the country. The organization was founded in 1980 and has since raised $338 million for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. The PMC is a model of fundraising efficiency. The PMC donates 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar directly to the cause.
The Pan-Massachusetts Challenge is a fully supported bike-a-thon — with food and water stops, mechanical and medical assistance, luggage transportation, and lodging — that runs through 46 towns across Massachusetts. Approximately 5,500 cyclists ride in the event. Cyclists choose from 11 routes of varying mileage designed to cater to all levels of cycling strength and time availability. There are six two-day routes that range from 153 to 190 miles and five one-day rides that range from 25 to 110 miles.
The 34th annual PMC is set for August 3 & 4, 2013. The ride has two starting lines in Sturbridge and in Wellesley, and various finish lines in Provincetown, Bourne, Wellesley and Foxborough (Patriot Place). Routes offer one-day and two-day riding options.
Each year, nearly 5,200 cyclists travel from more than 35 states and eight countries to ride in the PMC. Nearly 350 riders are cancer survivors or current patients. Some PMC cyclists are weekend warriors, others are trained triathletes. Many PMC participants rode in honor of a family member or friend fighting the disease. Cyclists range in age from 13 to 87.
Hey you with the great hair and big heart. Would you shave your head to help save a child with cancer? One Mission is looking for volunteers to do just that in a fun and unforgettable event to raise money for kids and their families fighting pediatric cancer. It’s called the Kid’s Cancer Buzz-Off and will be held on Sunday, June 9th at Gillette Stadium.
All proceeds benefit Boston Children’s Hospital and the vital programs they provide to help kids beat cancer.
Here’s the buzz on how you can help: Shave your head in honor and support of a child with cancer. Ask your friends and family to make a donation in exchange for your promise to shave your head. If you can’t brave the shave, please help by sponsoring a Buzzee or by making a general donation to the Kid’s Cancer Buzz-Off.
Money raised will provide help, hope, care and support to kids and their families fighting pediatric cancer. Be a hero. Make a difference. Get involved. Join the Kid’s Cancer Buzz-Off today at buzzforkids.org. Because on Sunday, June 9th, bald will most definitely be beautiful!
RIDE TO END ALS!
270 miles - Newton, MA to Greenwich, CT
1, 2, & 3 Day Rides Available
July 19, 20 & 21, 2013
Benefiting the ALS Therapy Development Institute
We ride in support of the ALS Therapy Development Institute and their mission to find an effective therapy for ALS.
The Trek is a fully supported event. Riders cycle a marked course at their own pace, with rest stops every 15-20 miles. We transport all gear and provide all meals, snacks, water and sports drinks. We start in Newton, MA, overnight in college dormitories, and finish with a victory-ride down Greenwich Ave and a Finish Line picnic on the banks of the Long Island Sound.
Year after year, riders return and new faces join the fight. We hope your 2013 summer plans include the Tri-State Trek and we look forward to seeing you in July!
The Dana-Farber and Jimmy Fund community is deeply saddened by the tragic events in Boston, and the loss of MIT Patrol Officer, Sean Collier. Sean displayed immense courage and a commitment to helping others, and we thank you for honoring his memory.Inspired by the lifesaving work of Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund, Sean was a dedicated supporter of the Jimmy Fund since high school, setting up recurring gifts from his bank account.
On September 8, 2013, we will hold the 25th Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk and stand united with our longtime partner, the Boston Athletic Association. Whether motivated to fight cancer, to build community, or to complete a race not yet finished, we ask you to join us on September 8 to continue a time-honored tradition of walking all or part of the historic Boston Marathon route to raise money to conquer cancer.
Thousands of students and Townie fans from around the state pass through the East Providence High School Gymnasium every year. Built in the 1950’s, the EP Gymnasium was constructed to provide a top notch health education facility for the students as well as provide the finest athletic programs in the state a resource for strengthening athleticism, team building, and leadership development. For many years, the community has enjoyed thousands of memorable events held inside the East Providence Gymnasium.
Due to a struggling economy, lack of funds, and low morale in the city, what was once considered the top health education facility in the state is now viewed as a symbol of our trying times. D’amours Step, working closely with city leadership and local teachers, has constructed a few excellent fundraising projects that will engage, teach, and empower thousands of students in our city who desperately need a morale boost and a vehicle to contribute to their community. We are confident that the magnitude and excitement surrounding this project will easily generate donations namely from alumni and students that will drive this project to completion. What we are sincerely asking is a little support from you and your company to make this project the biggest uplift the community has seen in years. It is also a perfect opportunity to teach our students and individuals in the community a priceless lesson; when tough times arise, you must step up and BE the CHANGE you want to see.
Please join D'amours Step for the EAST PROVIDENCE GYMNASIUM RESTORATION PROJECT, and help unite our community and empower our most precious resource, OUR STUDENTS!
D'amours Step is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization approved by the IRS.
EVERY DOLLAR donated to this amazing effort goes directly to building a beautiful health education facility to empower the students of East Providence. Every member for D'amours Step including engineers, medical professionals, and businessmen and women work voluntarily to assure YOU that every dollar you donate makes the greatest impact possible!
Fundraising Event Schedule
May 24 : Pasta Dinner
Location : 2000 Pawtucket Ave EPHS
May 25 : 5k Run/Walk
Location : 610 Waterman Ave EPSC
June 22 : 2013 Summer Bike Rally/Block Party
Location : 515 South Water st The Whiskey Republic, Providence RI
Bike Run Location : 2000 Pawtucket Ave East Providence, RI Arrive 1pm / Kickstands Up 2pm
Patrick's PALS 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament & Fundraiser is Saturday June 1, 8AM - 4PM at The Jack Etter Gymnasium in the BB&N Athletic Center in Cambridge, MA. Get more info on the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament HERE.
Matt joined the program to discuss his first ever cornhole contest and to break down the Patriots offseason. He told the guys that he was upset that the Pats were unable to bring Wes Welker back to the team.
Tom Brady joined the program to discuss his upcoming charitable event supporting Best Buddies and his off-season. Tom said that he has learned not to worry about free agency decisions since he cant control any of them. Lastly he defended his over the top celebration at the Kentucky Derby.
In the latest edition of the "It Is What It Is" podcast, Chris Price and CSNNE's Mike Giardi take a look at the Patriots offseason on both sides of the ball, try and get a handle on which new guys will make an impact first, and whether or not the Patriots have altered their style when it comes to drafting and developing wide receivers.
Jackie MacMullan joins Mut and Merloni to discuss the latest rumors surrounding Celtics head coach Doc Rivers and whether he'll be back next season with the team.
We check in with Danny Ainge for our first talk to him since the Celtics season ended last weekend. We talk about the future of the team, KG, Pierce, Doc Rivers and more, as Danny directly answers the rumors being floated by ESPN's Stephen A. Smith.
Jackie Mac joins the show to discuss the trade rumors swirling around Paul Pierce, KG, Doc Rivers and the Celtics. She also discusses the future of the Celtics head coach.
Kevin Millar joins the show to discuss the slumps of Jacoby Ellsbury and Will Middlebrooks, Tito's return to Fenway, and his reaction Dan Shaunghnessy's controversial column.
Ben joined the program to discuss the return of Terry Francona and said that he always had a good relationship with the former manager. Ben added that he thinks Ellsbury is in a slump due in part to the amount of left handed pitchers the team has faced.
Salty spoke with Joe Castiglione & Dave O'Brien after he helped his team to a 6-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox tonight. The Red Sox return to Fenway after going 6-3 on the road trip.
Shawn Thornton talks about what went wrong in Game 4 for the Bruins.
Andy Brickley joins the show to discuss his reaction to game 4 of the Bruins-Rangers series, and how he sees the rest of the series playing out
Barry joined the program to discuss the Bruins disappointing loss last night at MSG. He said that he was impressed with how Rask responded to questions after the game.
Dave Maloney returned to the show to discuss his Rangers unlikely win in game 4. He said that in all his years playing and calling hockey games he had not seen a softer goal than the one Rask allowed.
Andy from Dartmouth called in to talk Bruins but the discussion quickly got off track when he mentioned his nine bee hives.
McGuire joins the show to discuss the sub-par performance from Tuukka Rask, the Bruins young defensemen, and the potential for the Rangers to get back in the series.
Shawn Thornton calls in to talk about the Bruins losing in Game 4.
Tom Brady appeared with D and C this morning and talked about the team's OTA's, the comings and goings, and most importantly what went down when Wes Welker left town, and how does he feel about it?
Four guys, four topics we haven't mentioned today. Mark Sanchez, the Pacers blow it and more.
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Callers bitch about the Bruins loss, and we answer how long it takes to get over a relationship.
Kirk's still a jerk, but we want a SWEEP!
The Jerks are joined by another, Jerk Minihane.
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