A move to somewhat reinvent the New England Collegiate Baseball League team last year is being modified based on fan feedback. Matt Torra, who came in as general manager last spring, has taken the lead in rebuilding the board of directors and reformulating the team's brand.
The Polar Plunge put on by the local branch of Law Enforcement Torch Run drew a crowd to Bousquet to jump into a pool of ice cold water in the rain. Organizers of the annual event had hoped to raise $15,000 but instead hit the $25,000 mark.
Seven school teachers were able to hone their craft over the summer in ways they previously wouldn't have been able to.
One took courses on how to better teach children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, another to bolster literacy, another to work deeper with curriculum, another learned to speak Spanish to communicate better. The seven teachers were all given grants to attend conferences or classes by the Pittsfield Education Foundation.
The ninth annual Cop on Top event raised $45,000 for the Special Olympics.
For two days local law enforcement officers camped out at the roof of Wal-mart while in the parking there were a number of raffles, sales, and giveaways to help raise money. The officers fell a bit should of their goal of $55,000 but nonetheless, are calling it a success.
Cop on Top will return to Walmart on Dec. 1.
In a fundraiser for the Special Olympics, law enforcement officers from throughout the county will be camp out on the roof Wal-mart. The officers will stay there until the goal of $55,000 is reached.
A Victorian tea party fundraiser to benefit the Adams Suffrage Centennial Celebration Committee drew more than 60 people to support efforts to celebrate voting rights activist and native daughter Susan B. Anthony.
The gala brings in thousands of dollars for Kids Place each year. Friday's event, the "Diamonds and Ice 25th Anniversary Gala," drew hundreds of attendees and donations for a silent auction ranging from lunch with local officials to airfare and Cape Cod vacations.
Berkshire Family YMCA's inaugural Changing Lives After 55 awards will celebrate and recognize community members over the age of 55 who have made significant contributions and achievements in Berkshire County.
MS Support Foundation was established more than a decade ago to help people like Mazzeo in the tri-state region who are meeting the challenges of living with the disease. On Saturday, the nonprofit celebrated with its 10th annual gala fundraiser, "Hope Springs Eternal," at the Country Club of Pittsfield. Last year's gala raised more than $8,000.
This month, Lincoln has a chance to "pay it forward," along with Armbrust as they team up to compete in the 122nd Boston Marathon as part of the Massachusetts General Hospital Emergency Response Marathon Team.
The main goal is to raise $1,000, and Sweeney is hopeful that will happen, between the tickets sold for the event's activities as well as support from local businesses like Persnickety Toys, Eagle Street Artisans, Bella Roma, Empire Cafe and Village Pizza, all of which are donating 10 percent of their sales from the entire day to Roots.
Some 635 tickets were sold for the event, more than double last year's annual chicken dinner and auction. The demand was so great that the popular fundraiser was moved this year from the Bounti-Fare to the newly renovated Greylock Works.
Last month before Pete Townshend hit the stage at Tanglewood to perform Quadrophenia, he held a small fundraiser at Highwood Manner.
The group had dinner with the Who singer, Billy Idol, and Alfie Boe. The money was to be donated to Townshend's Teen Cancer America Foundation and the Hillcrest Cancer Center at Berkshire Medical Center.
On Friday night, the country club's dining room was transformed into an "Evening in the Enchanted Forest" with woodsy decorations and twinkling lights to raise funds for the agency and honor volunteers who have helped its mission. Guests were welcomed by gala co-chairs Tim and Ana Suffish and thanked by board Chairwoman Rosemarie Phelps.
About two years ago Madison Quinn was browsing through Instagram when she found photos of Abel.
Abel was a young boy in California fighting cancer. The photos she saw touched her and she reached out to his mother asking what he likes because she wanted to send him a get well present. It was Batman. Quinn went to the store and bought a Batman figurine and mailed it out to California. Abel took the wings off of Batman and took it with him for every single chemo treatment, and his mother sent ph