globetrotters

Mike Centioli

3/31  Harlem Globetrotters

Why: In the mood for some basketball, minus the March Madness drama? Head to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center to see your favorite basketball team, the Harlem Globetrotters, face the newly revamped Washington Generals team — and the players won’t be dunking doughnuts! See a dazzling display of basketball wizardry (jumps, tricks, you name it) with a dash of comedy for an event that will be a slam dunk for the whole family.
Where: Dunkin’ Donuts Center, 1 LaSalle Sq., Providence.
More info: Call 331-0700 or visit dunkindonutscenter.com.

May
3
Thu
Reach Out and Read RI’s Annual Celebration @ Providence Public Library
May 3 @ 6:30 pm
Reach Out and Read RI's Annual Celebration @ Providence Public Library | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Join Reach Out and Read RI for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in support of their mission to encourage children and families to read aloud together. The festivities, including a renowned silent auction, will take place at Providence Public Library. For more information contact Susanna Beckwith at susanna@rorri.org.

This 19th annual fundraiser will support Reach Out and Read’s work in RI, now active in seventy-two healthcare locations, reaching over 41,000 children (birth through age 5) and distributing close to 83,000 new books annually. It is a festive and well-attended event with over 200 attendees. This year’s Corporate Heroes Award will be given to Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. Reach Out and Read is a national, nonprofit organization that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.

May
5
Sat
Big Night Out- Kentucky Derby @ Omni Providence Hotel
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Big Night Out- Kentucky Derby @ Omni Providence Hotel  | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Join us on May 5, 2018 at the Omni Hotel in Providence for our Big Night Out! Experience amazing food stations and sought after raffle items while listening to live music from one of New England’s favorite bands, Brass Attack! Our focus is to keep it about the power of mentoring. This means you will be able to dance the night away and get to mix and mingle with other professionals who care about mentoring in Rhode Island.

2018 Big Night Out @ Omni Providence Hotel
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State’s signature fundraising event to secure mentors, lifelong friends, for RI children.

May
10
Thu
Sophia Academy Women of Wisdom Gala 2018 @ WaterFire Arts Center
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sophia Academy Women of Wisdom Gala 2018 @ WaterFire Arts Center   | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

This annual spring event celebrates a Woman of Wisdom – a leader from our community who espouses the values of Sophia Academy: Courage, Respect, Responsibility, and Peace.

All funds raised support the Annual Fund of Sophia Academy.

Sophia Academy changes the lives of low-income girls with an empowering middle-school education.
Save the Date!

May
12
Sat
Play On! 2018 @ Providence Children's Museum
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Play On! 2018 @ Providence Children's Museum | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Play time for adults only at Providence Children’s Museum – no kids allowed!
Food trucks, beer garden, music and more adds to the Museum’s hands-on fun!

May
14
Mon
Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island Golf Tournament @ Rhode Island Country Club
May 14 all-day
Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island Golf Tournament @ Rhode Island Country Club | Barrington | Rhode Island | United States

Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island hosts the second annual Golf Tournament at the Rhode Island Country Club, 150 Nayatt Rd, Barrington on Monday, May 14, 1 p.m. (registration opens at 11:30 a.m.). Guests will enjoy golfing at one of Rhode Island’s premier classic golf courses along beautiful Narragansett Bay while celebrating the power of the Make-A-Wish mission with some of the region’s top business and philanthropic leaders. The Tournament features fun and friendly competition on the course, followed by a cocktail reception, refreshments, and celebration of the Make-A-Wish mission. Funds raised will help grant the heartfelt wishes of Rhode Island children, between the ages of 2.5 to 18, diagnosed with a critical illness. For details and sponsorship opportunities, contact Sara Masri, smasri@massri.wish.org, 401-781-WISH or visit massri.wish.org/golfRI.

May
15
Tue
Hope High Dollars for Scholars Awards Dinner @ Shriners Imperial Room
May 15 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hope High Dollars for Scholars is excited to announce its fifth annual awards dinner which honors and celebrate our 2018 scholars. To date, Hope High Dollars for Scholars, thanks to our generous donors, has awarded $152,000 in scholarships to fifty-four amazing Hope High School seniors. We anticipate awarding another twelve scholarships at the May 15 dinner. Judge Frank Caprio will be the keynote speaker. Dinner tickets go on sale March 15 and can be purchased at our website, hopehigh.dollarsforscholars.org or email Nancy Hawksley, nancy.hawksley@gmail.com,

Hope High Dollars for Scholars is a chapter of Scholarship America and a 501C3 with an all volunteer Board of Directors. For more information, visit our website, hopehigh.dollarsforscholars.org.

Jun
11
Mon
Visiting Nurse/ Edna Open Gold Tournament @ Newport National Golf Club
Jun 11 all-day

Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice will be hosting its 24th annual golf tournament on June 11, 2018 at Newport National Golf club. All funds from this event will support our Hospice program which cares for those who are terminally ill, 24 hours a day, 7 days week. We hope that you can join us for a great day of golf at a great course for a great cause. Please contact Jo Glenning, 401-682-2100 ext. 1631 or jglenning@visitingnursehh.org for more information or to register.

Jun
23
Sat
Are YOU Ready to Go Over the Edge for PCL? @ Regency Plaza
Jun 23 all-day
Are YOU Ready to Go Over the Edge for PCL? @ Regency Plaza | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Join Providence Community Library (PCL) and Over the Edge on Saturday, June 23 for an exciting opportunity to rappel down the 12-story Regency Plaza building in downtown Providence and help raise $100,000 for the nine neighborhood locations of Rhode Island’s largest library system.

The first ninety people to raise $1,000 will get a chance to go Over the Edge for PCL – a comprehensive support kit is provided! Visit www.provcomlib.org/edge to reserve your spot today and create a personal fundraising page where friends, family, and colleagues can donate funds toward your rappelling adventure. Corporate and private teams are also welcome! Participants must weigh between 100 and 300 lbs and be at least twelve years old (a parent or guardian must sign a waiver for all participants under eighteen).

Over The Edge is a special events company that has raised over $70 million for non-profits around the world, including the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Special Olympics Boston. Sponsorship and promotional opportunities are available for businesses and individuals who wish to be part of this eye-catching fundraiser and help PCL support literacy and lifelong learning in Providence. Visit www.provcomlib.org/edgesponsors to learn more.

Libraries change lives! #RappelforPCL (or sponsor someone who wants to) to fund new materials, technology and programs for all ages. Sign up today!

Jul
7
Sat
21st Annual IYRS Summer Gala @ IYRS School of Technology and Trades
Jul 7 all-day
21st Annual IYRS Summer Gala @ IYRS School of Technology and Trades | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

The 21st Annual IYRS Summer Gala title-sponsored by State Street and featuring entertainment from KC and the Sunshine Band is Saturday July 7, 2018.

The Summer Gala is the biggest and most important fundraiser of the year for IYRS. As one of the main events of Newport in the summer, the Gala attracts a high demographic audience and has been called Newport’s largest gathering of exceptional people; a great crowd for a very important educational cause. The Gala raises about 40% of our annual operating costs the night of the event! Not everyone in America should go to a degree school, and IYRS is proof of an alternative: 90% of grads go to great jobs – from major marine trades companies to technology companies like Autodesk and Google X. Support us as we help change learning in America.