Good Sports

Skate for Joy’s annual fundraising gala was a little extra joyful this year. The Providence-based nonprofit announced that come fall it will introduce a Newport-area satellite of its basic hockey and figure skating programs for inner-city youth. The cocktail party benefit at Providence’s Café Nuovo pumped $30,000 into the organization’s coffers, thanks in part to a lively auction hosted by WJAR’s Gene Valicenti.