Get Involved and Support Easter Seals!

Helping people with disabilities is what we do at Easter Seals... but we can't do it alone. One way to get involved is by participating in an Easter Seals event.  Whether your time is spent fundraising or volunteering, we appreciate your effort to help create solutions that change lives. Visit this site often for updated information events in your area!

Upcoming Events

Friendly’s Cones for Kids Campaign
April 4 – May 11, 2014
Friendly’s restaurants throughout the state

Walk With Me RI
May 10, 2014
Goddard Memorial State Park
Warwick, RI

4th Annual Golf Tournament
presented by Golden Goalies and RISD Inno Vaders
September 13, 2014
Crystal Lake Golf Club
Mapleville, RI


For more information regarding events, volunteering or fundraising campaigns please contact Jennifer Martin at 401.284.3738 or

Recent Events 

Music Fest
April 12, 2014
Pitcher's Mound
Coventry, RI

Music Fest 2014

Clam Cakes and Chowder 
April 11, 2014
St. Mary's Church
Bristol, RI

Clam Bake 2014

Thank you to Jimmy Campagna, St. Mary's Church, Father Barry Gamache, Tony's Seafood Inc., Blount Clam Shack and Company Store, and the many donors & volunteers for making the Clam Cakes and Chowder event a huge success. The event raised nearly $3,600! Click here to view photos from the event.


All In Good Taste
Saturday, March 1
The Haversham
Westerly, RI

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Over 150 people joined together at All In Good Taste raising nearly $39,000 for Easter Seals RI. Special thanks to our event committee for putting together a fabulous event, our sponsors for their constant support, vendors for their delicious treats and drinks, volunteers for their endless hours of help and dedication, and everyone and anyone who may have had a hand in the evening! Click here to view photos from the evening!


14th Annual Gear 'N' Beerk 5K
Sunday, November 24
Mews Tavern
Wakefield, RI 


2,249 runners registered for the 14th Annual Gear 'N' Beer 5K. Nearly 2,000 attended the race and ran through the bitterly cold weather raising over $80,000. Thank you to all of the runners, registrants, sponsors, volunteers and committee members for their support of Easter Seals Rhode Island! Click here to view photos!


Ferry Orthodontics Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, October 12
South County, RI 

FOSH Clients

Over 140 people joined together to form more than 50 teams to race through South County at the Ferry Orthodontics Scavenger Hunt. Together over $13,000 was raised for children and young adults with special needs and disabilities. Click here to view photos!


3rd Annual Golf Tournament
Saturday, September 21
Crystal Lake Golf Club
Mapleville, RI

3rd Tourney winners

Nearly 100 golfers joined on Saturday, September 21 for the 3rd Annual Golf Tournament. Through teams, sponsors, raffles and a silent auction the Golden Goalies and RISD Inno Vaders were able to raise over $25,000 for Easter Seals RI! Click here for more info and photos!

11th Annual Walk With Me
Saturday, May 18
Goddard Memorial State Park
Warwick, RI 
Mason King Walk 2013

Thank you to the hundreds of walkers, volunteers and sponsors who joined us at Goddard Memorial State Park in support of the 11th Annual Walk With Me Rhode Island. Nearly 300 supporters came together and raised nearly $50,000 for ESRI programs and services. For photos of the Walk please click here!

2nd Annual Red, White and Brew
February 23, 2013
The Haversham
Westerly, RI 
Red, White and Brew 2013

Snowstorm Nemo couldn't stop nearly 150 guests from attended the 2nd Annual Red, White and Brew! This year's event raised over $27,000 for children and young adults with special needs and disabilities participating in Early Intervention and Pediatric Outpatient services. In addition to delicious wine, beer and food pairings, guests were graced with a Riedel crystal stem and entertained by Matty B. and his saxophone. To view photos of this year's event please visit us on Facebook at,

32nd Annual "Cones for Kids" Campaign
January 14 - March 14, 2013
Friendly's Restaurants 
Cones for Kids 2013

Friendly's across the east coast kicked-off the 32nd Annual Friendly's "Cones for Kids" Campaign in January. For one month each Friendly's restaurant in RI sold Valentine's coupons to guests in return for a $1 donation to Easter Seals. On February 1, the employees at the the Friendly's in Cranston opened their doors to Early Intervention clients Celia and Valentina, and to Paws from the Pawtucket Red Sox for the official RI kick-off.

Mews Tavern Gear 'N' Beer 5K
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Mews Tavern
Wakefield, RI
Gear N Beer 2012

Another race for the record books! Over 2,000 participants and supporters were graced with blue skies, fresh brews, entertainment and a photo booth provided by Smashing Photo Booth Rental at the 13th Annual Gear 'N' Beer 5K to benefit Easter Seals RI. Congratulations to the top male and female runners, Will Sanders of Connecticut and Steph Riley of Massachusetts, as well as all of the raffle winners!

To view photos of the Gear 'N' Beer 5K and to review the race results please click here.


Century 21 Access America Halloween Bash
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Nino's on Lake Tiogue
Coventry, RI

2012 Halloween Bash

Hats off to Tracey Colucci and Century 21 Access America who put together a wonderful Halloween Bash complete with ghosts, goblins, great food, music, raffles and more to benefit children and young adults with special needs! This yearly event gets better and better. We thank all of Tracey's sponsors, guests, friend, and family who make this event such a success! Click here to view our spooky photos!


2nd Annual Golf Tournament
Saturday, September 8, 2012 
Crystal Lake Golf Club
Mapleville, RI

2012 RI Golf Winners

Thank you so much to all of our sponsors, donors, participants and volunteers who joined us today at the 2nd Annual Golden Goalies and RISD Inno Vaders Golf Tournament!

To view the tournaments photo album please click here.
For photos of each team please be sure to visit our Facebook page.

Hanson's Pub Pig Roast
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Hanson's Pub
Wakefield, RI
2012 Hanson's Pub

Thank you to everyone who supported Hanson’s Pub Pig Roast. Together we raised nearly $3,400 for Easter Seals RI programs and services! Click here to preview photos for Hanson's Pub Pig Roast! To view all photos from the event please visit the Easter Seals RI Facebook page. 

Martini Madness by the Sea
Monday, July 30, 2012
Charlie O's Tavern
Narragansett, RI

Martini Madness

Many thanks to Mary and Julio Alba and SBR Networking RI for hosting Martini Madness by the Sea at Charlie O's! SBR members and guests enjoyed a cocktail and met several of our ambassador families and the exceptional staff that are the heart and soul of our programs and services. Proceeds from the event benefit our Early Intervention and Pediatric Outpatient programs and services. Thank you all for sharing our mission to provide the families we serve with help, hope, and answers. To view photos of the evening please click here. Don't forget to like us on Facebook so that you can see all of the photos from Martini Madness by the Sea.

10th Annual Walk With Me Providence
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Roger Williams Park
Providence, RI

2012 WWM Providence

Hundreds of walkers hit the pavement and walked alongside our Honorary Easter Seals RI Ambassadors at the 10th Annual Walk With Me event on Saturday, June 9. Nearly 400 dedicated supporters attended the 5K walk that might be short on mileage but big on heart, and raised more than $50,000 for Easter Seals RI.Thank you to all participants, sponsors and volunteers! Visit our Facebook page to view photos from the event.

2nd Annual Music Fest
May 2012
The Pitchers Mound
Coventry, RI

2012 Music Fest

The 2nd Annual Music Fest was a held at  the Pitchers Mound in Coventry. Over $2,454 was raised by CVS/pharmacies throughout RI for the Walk. The entertainment, raffles and food were a smash hit! 

Red, White & Brew 
February 7, 2012
Warwick Museum of Art
Warwick, RI

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Thank you to everyone who attended our very sucessful Red, White & Brew wine and beer pairing! Click here to check out photos from the evening.

12th Annual Mew's Tavern Gear and Beer 5K
November 2011
Wakefield, RI
Mews Tavern

Wow! We are so thankful for all of the Easter Seals supporters who turned out for the Mews Tavern Gear N Beer 5k! The event was a huge success and we'll be posting photos very soon! 

"Under the Tent" Comedy Night
Featuring Wild Bill Simas
November 2011
Wakefield, RI

Wild Bill

Wild Bill and his comedy express performed in an oversized, heated tent next door to the Mews Tavern and the night was filled with laughs! Stay tuned for photos fromt the event!

Century 21 Cocktail Party 
October 2011
Coventry, RI


A great big thank you to all our friends at Century 21 Access America for hosting their Annual Cocktail Party in memory of Bill Eccleston. The Movie Madness-themed tables were award winning! Photos coming soon!

Pediatric Outpatient Program Open House
October 2011
Wakefield, RI

Pediatric Outpatient Program

We are proud to officially open the doors to the new family-centered Pediatric Outpatient Program, which provides outpatient occupational and physical therapy services for children and teenagers, through age 21. For more information, please call (401) 284-1000.

Westerly Lions Club Spaghetti Dinner 
April 2011
Westerly, RI

Lions Club

Dozens of people came to the Westerly Lions Spaghetti Dinner on April14th at Calabrese Club in Westerly where child rep, Fiona Doyle was the guest of honor. Everyone enjoyed spaghetti and meatballs as well as a raffle that took place during dinner. The event raised more than $1,300.

Walk With Me
June 2011
Providence, RI

2008 RI Walk With Me

Hundreds of walkers laced up their sneakers and walked alongside our Honorary Easter Seals RI Ambassadors at the "Walk With Me" event on Saturday, June 4th. The 5k twilight around Roger Williams Park Carousel ended with an enthusiastic crowd of supporters at the finish line. The Walk raised over $72,000. Thank you to all participants, sponsors and volunteers! Stay tuned for photos!

First Annual Heart and Soul Ball
November 2010
Cranston, RI


In loving memory of their daughter, Gabrielle, Jeff and Louise Dinsmore hosted the First Annual Heart & Soul Ball at the Alpine Country Club.

Halloween Spooktacular 2010
October 2010
Coventry, RI


This annual event was held in loving memory of William Eccleston and hosted by his loving family. Thank you to all who attended!

Summer Sizzles
August 2010
Narragansett, RI
Kinney Bungalow

Thank you to the Summer Sizzles committee for hosting an amazing wine pairing at the lovely Kinney Bungalow at Sunset Farm. The final amount raised and photos from the evening will be posted soon!

Walk With Me 2010
June 2010
Providence, RI
2008 RI Walk With Me

Thank you to everyone who participated in the early summer walk, supporting children with disabilities and special needs! The 8th annual Walk With Me 5K on Saturday, June 12th at Roger Williams Park Carousel in Providence.

Century 21 Access America
presents Under the Big Top 2009
October 2009
Coventry, RI
Under the Big Top 2009

On October 22nd Century 21 Access America hosted a wonderful event in honor of Willliam C. Eccleston, a longtime Easter Seals Rhode Island supporter. The evening's theme, Under the Big Top, provided a fun and exciting environment of clowns, candy and a little chaos. All proceeds from the event benefitted Easter Seals RI.