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The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital Events

We look forward to brighter days in the near future when we can once again safely gather as a community to raise funds for our young patients. As we continue to navigate the challenges of hosting fundraising events during this difficult time, we encourage you to check back often for updates and new information.

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:

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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! 

Upcoming Events: 

17th Annual Cares for Kids Radiothon

March 10-12, 2022

Tune in to the 17th Annual Cares for Kids Radiothon presented by Rowe Westbrook & Rowe Auburn on Thursday, March 10 — Saturday, March 12. 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.

Past Events:

Extra Life Gaming Marathon

Saturday, November 6-7, 2021

Play Games, Heal Kids. Join thousands of game enthusiasts across the country for the 13th annual Extra Life 24-hour gaming marathon. Invite your friends and family to sponsor you, grab the game(s) of your choice, and spend a day playing games on your own or with others. Interested in gaming with others on November 6th? Follow us on our BBCH Extra Life Facebook page for up-to-date information about local gaming events and happenings!

DQ Miracle Treat Day

October 28, 2021
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!

12th 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

For more information, like the Herb Noble Memorial Motorcycle Ride Facebook page


Thursday, September 16, 2021
Boothbay Harbor Country Club, Prouts Neck Country Club, & The Woodlands Club

The BBCH Open Golf Tournament will take place on Thursday, September 16, 2021 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!

Click here for more information, or to register

6th Annual Pay 4 Play with FRANK 107.5FM and 99.9 The Wolf

September 9-10, 2021

Requesting your favorite song will never feel better! The 6th 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 9th and ending at noon on Friday, September 10th, 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.

Log a Load for Kids- Southern Maine Golf Tournament

Friday, August 27th, 2021
Lake Kezar Country Club – Lovell, Maine

We’re excited to kick off the 3rd 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 27th 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 

Ace Hardware Bucket Days

August 6-8, 2021
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!

CMN Hospitals Golf Tournament hosted by Walmart

Monday, July 26
Martindale Golf Course – Auburn, ME

We’re so grateful that our friends at Walmart are bringing back the 16th annual CMN Hospitals Golf Tournament this July. As always, it will be a day full of great golf, fantastic prizes, food and fun!

Download sponsorship and registration information.

For more information, contact Kelly Cates.

Dunkin' Iced Coffee Day

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Jumpstart your day with an Iced Coffee from Dunkin' on May 26th! Knowing that $1 from every Iced Coffee and Cold Brew 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!

Portland Sea Dogs Slugger Open

Thursday, July 25, 2019
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.  

20th Annual Stefano Nappi Golf Tournament

Sunday, September 15, 2019
Riverside Golf Course

Join us for the 20th annual Stefano Nappi Golf Tournament! Hosted by the Nappi family, this tournament benefits the Stefano Nappi Fund at BBCH, which provides funds to support many special services for patients and families that otherwise would not be possible. Teeing off on Sunday, September 15th at 8:00AM at Riverside Golf Course, this tournament wraps up with a lunch reception and celebration at Bruno's Restaurant.

Click here for more information, or to register.

BBCH Family Game Night 

Friday, October 23, 2020

Get your family (or friends, neighbors, co-workers) together to play some games, and help the kids at BBCH! BBCH Family Game Night takes place wherever you like to play- online, in your yard, or from the comfort of your couch. Sign up, choose your favorite games, and support BBCH as your play!

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 The 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. To learn more about the You Dine. We Donate fundraiser, please click here.

IHOP National Pancake Day 

Stay tuned for more information about this delicious event!