If you would like your upcoming GF fundraisers listed on the GF Website, Facebook Page or in the E-news, please send a print ready listing to GriffinsFriends@baystatehealth.org


MARCH 8, 2017

Raise a Glass - Fundraiser for GF

WHEN: Wednesday, March 8 at 5 PM - 8 PM

WHERE: Iron Duke Brewing 100 State St Stockhouse 122, Ludlow, Massachusetts 01056

HOST: Shaun McGrady (mcgshaun@gmail.com)


$10 donation at the door! Once inside please enjoy:

- Food donated by HOT TABLE

- IRON DUKE cash bar

- Live music by JOEY ARMSTRONG

We'll also have some raffles with great items. Iron Duke has also

collaborated on a special IPA for this event, with proceeds donated to

Griffin's Friends! For more information, or to RSVP, please visit the

event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/829824580490387/


MARCH 12, 2017



The John Boyle O'Reilly Club is working with the Springfield Thunderbirds hockey team to present Irish Heritage Day on March 12th at the Mass Mutual Center.  On that day, the Thunderbirds are taking on the Rochester Americans in a daytime game, 3:05PM, and the JBO Person of the Year, Attorney Daniel Shea, will be given the honor of dropping the game puck. The Club is also planning to have some other fun activities and appearances staged at the game that day. 

As part of this promotion, the JBO Club has reserved section 17 (the Attack zone) and hopes to really pack.  The Club has extended an invitation to Griffin's Friends to be part of this fun day at a reduced ticket rate of $14.00!

In addition to the low ticket price, the Club will run a 50/50 raffle at the game, provided the Club meets a ticket sales goal. 50% from the raffle will benefit Griffin's Friends, so any help you can give us in reaching our sales target would be greatly appreciated.

If you would like to purchase tickets, contact Siobhan Cullen at 413-427-7121 or purchase tickets online at


The John Boyle O'Reilly Club is a long time sponsor of Griffin's Friends and hosts a variety of charitable events to benefit our organization.     


MARCH 23, 2017

Paint, Snack and Sip Event

Come join us again this year on Thursday, March 23rd at Kaptain Jimmy's (916 Suffield Street, Agawam), for an exciting and unique painting event to raise funds for Griffin's Friends! The cost for the event is $35 and all proceeds will go to the Griffin's Children’s Cancer Fund. You can order food and beverages off the menu and there will be an open mic starting at 9:00 p.m. 

All talent levels needed! Most of all, we just have a great time to help raise funds for a great cause. This event is capped at 40 people and it will fill up fast so please let Pam Thornton or Missy Benerakis know if you are planning to come.

PAM - pjt2203@gmail.com

MELISSA - melissabenerakis@comcast.net

Looking forward to a fun evening with you!


APRIL 1, 2017


Celebrating Spring Fundraiser to benefit Griffin's Friends!

Saturday April 1, 2017

6 pm-?

Holyoke Elks Lodge

250 Whitney Ave

Holyoke, MA 01040

This event is hosted by veteran GF runners Cheri Wojcik, Kim Jurczyk, Joe Knight & newbies Gail Pijar and Alicia Cloutier. The night will feature live music by "Yard Sale Rejects", dancing, food, raffles & a cash bar. Tickets are $15ea.

If you are interested in attending, or donating for the raffle, please contact Cheri through FB or by email cwojcik128@aol.com

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/257283401371538/



APRIL 1, 2017

Annual Dante Club Event

Dante Club, West Springfield at 6pm. 

$20 donation, home cooked food, featured DJ; Chris Hamel, raffle

Hosted by Meghan O'Brien, Kiara O'Brien, Casey Desposito, Meaghan Serra, Erin Amato, Nicole Callini

Tickets can be purchased at the door or by emailing Meghan O’Brien at megob516@gmail.com



APRIL 15, 2017

Karaoke at the JBO!

**More Info to Follow**


May 20, 2017


Griffin’s Friends Golf Tournament

1pm Shotgun Start

Teoka Country Club, Westfield MA.


**More Info to Follow**