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The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital Events

Thank you for your interest in supporting The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital by attending an event! We encourage you to check back often for updates and new information, as this page is updated when new events are scheduled and added.

You can show your support for the patients and caregivers at The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital any time by clicking here to make a one-time or recurring donation.

Ongoing Events:

BBCH Specialty License Plate

Fundraise Your Way

Put your very own hobbies and talents to work to raise funds for the kids in our care. Get started with our easy-to-use online fundraising site! 

You Dine. We Donate. 

Support The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital by eating out at your favorite restaurants in the Portland area. During various months throughout the year, a different restaurant will contribute a percentage of every check to BBCH. All you have to do is dine at that restaurant to participate! The contribution is made at no extra cost to you and will go to ensure that Maine children can continue to receive the care they need, close to home. Learn more about the You Dine. We Donate. fundraiser.    

Extra Life 2023: Game for BBCH!

Play Games, Heal Kids. Extra Life is a fundraiser centered around gaming. You play the games you like—video games, board games, or lawn games, etc.—and ask your friends and family to support your efforts with a donation. Thousands of Extra Lifers worldwide will game for their favorite Children’s Miracle Network Hospital (CMN) this year. BBCH is your local CMN Hospital, and we’d love for you to join us!

Upcoming Events: 

18th Annual Cares for Kids Radiothon

March 9-11, 2023

Tune in to the 18th Annual Cares for Kids Radiothon presented by Rowe Westbrook & Rowe Auburn on Thursday, March 9 — Saturday, March 11. Your favorite personalities from 107.5 Frank FM and 99.9 The Wolf will be broadcasting live for three days to bring you the inspiring stories of the patients and families cared for at Maine's only children's hospital.

100% of the funds raised during the Cares for Kids Radiothon will stay local and support programs, equipment and services at The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center.


Thursday, September 14, 2023
Boothbay Harbor Country Club, Prouts Neck Country Club, & The Woodlands Club

The BBCH Open Golf Tournament will take place on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at the Boothbay Harbor Country Club, Prouts Neck Country Club and The Woodlands Club to support Maine’s only children’s hospital. Last year’s tournament sold out well before September, so early registration is encouraged! We hope to see you on the course! Learn more about the BBCH Open.

For more information, please email Rob Reider at

Past Events:

Limited Edition BBCH Beacon of Hope Sea Bag

April 11-15, 2022

We are so excited to collaborate again with our friends at Sea Bags to bring you an exclusive and limited edition BBCH Sea Bag! Make a gift of $250 or more between April 11-15 by using this form, and you will be gifted the Beacon of Hope Sea Bag as a thank you for your generosity. 100% of the proceeds will benefit The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. Carry your new Beacon of Hope Sea Bag with pride knowing that you helped make an impact in the lives of our littlest patients.

Dunkin' Iced Coffee Day

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Jumpstart your day with an Iced Coffee from Dunkin' on May 25th! Knowing that $1 from every Iced Coffee sold across Maine, and in Carroll and Coos counties in New Hampshire, that day will be donated to The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital should put an extra hop in your step! 

Live + Work in Maine Open

June 20-26, 2022
Falmouth Country Club

The 2nd Annual Live + Work in Maine Open is scheduled for June 20-26, 2022 at Falmouth Country Club. The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital is proud once again to be the official charitable beneficiary of this professional tournament, part of the Korn Ferry Tour. Early Bird tickets are now available - get yours here!

CMN Hospitals Golf Tournament hosted by Walmart

Monday, July 25, 2022
Martindale Golf Course – Auburn, ME

We’re so grateful that our friends at Walmart are bringing back the 17th annual CMN Hospitals Golf Tournament this July. As always, it will be a day full of great golf, fantastic prizes, food and fun!

For more information, contact Kelly Cates.

DQ Miracle Treat Day

July 28, 2022
Participating Dairy Queen Restaurants

On Miracle Treat Day, participating Dairy Queen Restaurants will donate one dollar or more from every Blizzard Treat sold (any size, any flavor) to The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital! We hope you’ll join us for a summertime Blizzard treat at your favorite Dairy Queen, and help us to thank the staff for supporting BBCH!

Ace Hardware Bucket Days

August 5-7, 2022
Participating Ace Hardware locations

When you stop by your favorite Ace Hardware location during the weekend of August 6th-8th, you’ll have the opportunity to do some good for our children’s hospital while also tackling some of those home or garden projects! 

Purchase a $5 Miracle Bucket from a participating location that weekend and not only will your $5 be donated to The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, you will receive a 20% discount on anything you can fit in the bucket during your visit! Win – Win!

Portland Sea Dogs Slugger Open

Thursday, August 25, 2022
Nonesuch River Golf Club, Scarborough

Please join us for the annual Portland Sea Dogs Slugger Open – a fantastic golf tournament that allows you to play golf with your friends and co-workers in the morning and cap the day off with your family at a Sea Dogs baseball game, all while raising funds for The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center.

Click here for more information, or to register.  

Log a Load for Kids- Southern Maine Golf Tournament

Friday, August 26, 2022
Lake Kezar Country Club – Lovell, Maine

We’re excited to kick off the 4th annual Log A Load for Kids Southern Maine Golf Tournament with the incredible support of the Professional Logging Contractors of Maine and the logging and forestry products industry!

Join us on Friday, August 26th at Lake Kezar Country Club for one of the best rounds of golf you’ll ever play.

Register or Become a Sponsor

For more information: Kate Richardson207-662-2243  

7th Annual Pay 4 Play with FRANK 107.5FM and 99.9 The Wolf

September 8-9, 2022

Requesting your favorite song will never feel better! The 7th annual Pay 4 Play benefiting The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital is as simple as it sounds: you pay, your song will play- on Frank or The Wolf! Beginning at 6:00AM on Thursday, September 8th and ending at noon on Friday, September 9th, 107.5 FRANK FM and 99.9 The Wolf radio hosts are committing 20 hours of air time to ensure that you hear your favorite song - as long as you’re willing to pay the price! The farther your song request is from the stations' normal format, the more you’ll be asked to pay - or donate to BBCH- in order to hear it. 100% of the funds raised by song requests during Pay 4 Play will stay local to support sick and injured kids cared for at The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital.

Annual Herb Noble Memorial Ride

September 18, 2021
Bentley’s Saloon: 1601 Portland Rd, Arundel, ME 04046

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

$25 registration fee – includes a t-shirt

Celebrate Spooky Season at Spirit Halloween!

Now – October 31, 2022

Shop & save at your local Spirit Halloween store in Maine AND support The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital with our 10% off coupon. It’s a win-win! 100% of coupon proceeds and in-store donations directly support the Child Life Department at BBCH! Click here to redeem your 10% off coupon, and for a list of participating Maine locations.