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Fundraising Events

April 29, A Wonder-Themed Smile Lunch
12 p.m.-4 p.m. at the Shults Center at Nazareth College, 4245 East Avenue. Enjoy a showing of Wonder at 1 p.m., as well as pizza, popcorn, cookies, games, and activities to help support the Pediatric Cleft and Craniofacial Center at Golisano Children's Hospital. Tickets are $7, children ages 3-9: $5, children under 2: free, and families of 4 or more are $20.

May 5, Taco 'Bout a Fundraiser 
Dinner from 6-7:30 p.m., Entertainment from 8-10 p.m. at Newark Elks Lodge #1249, 233 S. Main Street, Newark. Event includes all-you-can-eat taco bar, black beans and rice, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverages. $10 pre-sale tickets and $15 at the door. Contact Jeanette at 315-945-1092 or Cathy at 315-573-4308 for tickets. 

May 5, Michael's Hope Derby Day Gala 
4 p.m.-9 p.m. at Terry Hills Restaurant, 5122 Clinton Street Road, Batavia. Tickets are $75 per person and include food, dessert, beer, wine, soda, live and silent auctions, a Kentucky Derby gaming ticket, and professional 5x7 photo. The event is held in memory of 8-year-old Michael Napoleone, who passed away after a battle with cancer. Call 585-861-0550 to purchase tickets and click here for more information. 

May 6, C.H.A.M.P.S. Annual Bowling Fundraiser
3 p.m. at AMF Empire Lanes, 2400 Empire Boulevard, Webster. No-tap tournament plus family open bowling. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Golisano Children's Hospital. Tournament entry fee is $60, open bowling is $35 for adults and $25 for children. Lanes are limited, and pre-registration is recommended. The event will also include a 50/50 raffle and other prizes. Contact Colleen Vaccaro at 585-709-2985 or Sherry Freitas at 585-709-2895 for details or purchase tickets at

May 19, Rochester Twilight Criterium Viewing Party 
The cycling component of the Rochester Gran Fondo is taking one year off, but you can still join us for a Criterium Viewing Party! The cyclists and sponsors who supported the Gran Fondo in 2017 will enjoy a free evening of food and refreshments and an exclusive viewing area of the cycling race. Additional supporters are also invited and tickets are $75 per person. 100 percent of proceeds will be donated to Golisano Children's Hospital and the event is funded by Halleran Financial Group. For more information, visit

May 20, Craig Demmin 3v3 Soccer Tournament 
At Davis Park in Chili. Children in four different age groups will face off in a competitive youth soccer tournament. The top four teams from each group will qualify for the Challenge Sports 3v3 National Championship at ESPN Wide World of Sports complex at Walt Disney World Resort. Registration is $150 per team and all proceeds benefit Golisano Children's Hospital. Deadline for entry is April 29. For more information and to sign up, click here

June 2, 22nd annual Stroll for Strong Kids & 5K Run
5K Run at 8:30 a.m., Stroll walk at 10:30 a.m. at Genesee Valley Park's Roundhouse Pavilion, 1000 East River Road. This year's Stroll will be out of this world! Join us for a family-friendly walk or a 5K on a USATF certified course. Bounce houses, carnival games, and other entertainment for the kids. Lunch will be provided for all participants. $30 pre-registration fee, $40 day-of. Sign up at starting in mid-Feburary. 

June 9, Team Ali-Gaiter Clambake
Honeoye Falls Fireman's Training Grounds, 321 Monroe St., Honeoye Falls. From 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., attendees will enjoy clams, pulled pork, hot dogs, salads, desserts, and drinks. There will also be live music, raffles, bounce houses, costume characters, and pony rides. Tickets are available in advance and at the door. For more details, please contact Jackie Klube at 585-704-4124.

July 14, Prince Elite Beach Hockey Classic
The Beach Hockey Classic is an annual celebration of the life of 11-year-old Patrick Carr, affectionately known as the “Lil’ Fighter.” The community celebrates Patrick’s life by gathering to compete for a chance to have their names engraved on the Patrick Carr Memorial Sandley Cup while raising awareness and funds for the Golisano Children’s Hospital.  For information and to register, visit

July 16, RBC Golf Tournament
Country Club of Rochester
The Rochester Business Classic (RBC) is a charity golf event tournament hosted by the Rochester Businessman’s Charitable Organization (RBCO). One of the beneficiaries is Crosby’s Fund, which benefits Golisano Children’s Hospital.  For information, please visit

July 28, 20th anniversary Douglas E. Riggs Memorial Golf Tournament 
Check in at 9 a.m., shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. at the Victor Hills Golf Course's North Course. Cost of $80 includes golf, cart, welcome packet, snacks before tee off, and lunch and dinner. Dinner-only option is $15. All proceeds will benefit the hospital's NICU. RSVP to Kevin Riggs by May 20 at or 585-230-0180. Send payments to: Kevin Riggs, 29 Latchmere Drive, Victor, NY 14564. 

August 12, 5th annual Bill Frisbie Memorial Golf Tournament 
Shotgun start at 9 a.m. at Trumansburg Golf Course. This scramble-style tournament includes 18 holes with cart, coffee and donuts, and a BBQ lunch at 2 p.m. The event will also include a Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, and longest drive/closest to the pin competitions. The cost is $260 per four person team. To become a hole sponsor or to register, contact Mark Taber at 607-229-2485. 

Aug. 24 & 25, Fairport Music Fest
This fun-filled event, located along Fairport's Liftbridge Lane, is great for the whole family! Enjoy two days of good music and food for a great cause. Fairport Music Fest has impacted Golisano Children's Hospital in a number of ways and is committed to supporting the pediatric cardiac surgical room. Visit for more information.

August 27, Golf Classic
Monroe Country Club, Country Club of Rochester, Oak Hill's West Course. Golfers from across the Finger Lakes region will come together to play for kids at the 22nd annual Golf Classic, one of the children's hospital's largest fundraising events. For more information and to register, contact Betsy Findlay at 

October 20, 31st annual Golisano Children's Hospital Gala 
6 p.m-midnight at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The vintage circus themed event will feature dinner, entertainment, and live and silent auctions. This year's honorary chairs are Michael Schwabl and Lauren Dixon. For tickets, sponsorships, or to donate auction items, contact Betsy Findlay at