Showing posts with label random smile. Show all posts
Showing posts with label random smile. Show all posts

Sunday, August 23, 2015

In the News: DelCarte reopens, wiffle ball tourney a hit

"After being closed for much of the season, the playground at the DelCarte Conservation Area reopened on Saturday. 
The Pleasant Street playground, which fits into the surrounding park with its resemblance to a tree, first opened in fall 2014, said Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting. 
"We discovered this spring that a couple of cracks had developed in and around the playground equipment," he said. "We were concerned about what went wrong, so we called the company to fix it." 
Nutting said, after some time, the company came out do the needed repairs. 
"It's been closed all summer," Nutting said, noting that, while there was no warranty, the company did cover the cost of the work."
DelCarte playground has reopened after being repaired
DelCarte playground has reopened after being repaired

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"Fletcher Field was packed with Wiffle ball players Saturday, with a several simultaneous games occurring side by side. 
The players were taking part in the Random Smile Project's Third Annual Wiffle Ball Tournament, an event designed to benefit the local charity. 
Colleen Swenson, one of the members of Random Smiles, said participation in this year's tournament was strong. 
"Right now, we have about 30 teams," she said. "Every year, we add on a few teams.""
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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

Reminder: Soccer for Smiles Tournament --> February 17 - 19, 2015

Have Fun While Making a Difference!

Our next tournament is coming up quickly!

February 17, 18, and 19, 2015

Even though the tournament runs for three days, a player's commitment is just a couple of hours on one particular day. High schoolers come on one day, younger girls on the next day, and younger boys on the third day. The day is split by age groups in 2- or 3-hour blocks of time. It is great fun!

Soccer for Smiles crew
Soccer for Smiles crew

A group of students in FranklinMassachusetts got together in the wake of the 2010 earthquake inHaiti motivated to do something to help.  A soccer tournament was developed over February's school vacation that provided an opportunity for soccer players to have a lot of fun in friendly competition.  The event raised a significant amount of money that was donated to the relief fund for Haiti.  The Soccer For Smiles tournament was born.
In subsequent years the team has focused on local charities with the majority of monies raised going toward the Random Smile Project.  The group has also supported Team Isabella.  Each year the tournament has grown in participation and donations.  The team of students has grown and changed as older team members move on to college and new students join in the effort.

2015 Beneficiaries

This year we will direct our donations to support two initiatives:
1.                Kathleen M. Madden Scholarship
This past year, Kathleen M. Madden passed away, losing a battle to Inflammatory Breast Cancer. She was very close with many of us at Soccer for Smiles.

In her honor, we have created a scholarship in her name, which will be awarded to an applicant that we believe demonstrates outstanding involvement in his or her community.

2.                Random Smile Project
In the last four years we have donated thousands of dollars to the Random Smile Project (RSP) as we are pleased with their mission.
Soccer for Smiles Tournament
Soccer for Smiles Tournament

RSP provides a bridge of support to people going through difficult times. Families in need are provided with clothing, groceries, books, and toys through a network of local support. Accessibility options for those in need are supplied through their construction and renovation projects like wheelchair ramps, handicap bathroom conversions and home repair. They also award the unsung heroes in our community who put themselves second and others in need before them. They inspire volunteerism in the youth of our community through scholarships, playground initiatives and school outreach programs. Through these efforts RSP promotes the spirit of giving and receiving that reflects the greater good of what a community really is.
RSP is a community non-profit organization. They have zero paid employees. Everyone associated with RSP donates their time, trades, and skill sets. Since they have no salaries and very limited overhead, you can be assured that your donation will go a long way in their various community endeavors.

For additional information and to register, please follow this link

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

In the News: wiffle ball, downtown parking

Though the day was filled with fun, laughter, music and Wiffle ball, Michelle Adiletto called the day an emotional one.Even as she watched her son, Dylan, 14, dig in to try to hit a Wiffle ball over the heads of the fielders, all she could think of was how much her husband would have enjoyed the day. 
The Second Annual Random Smile Wiffle Ball Tournament was in honor of Adiletto's husband, Danny, who passed away June 7, 2013.

Continue reading the article in the Milford Daily News here (subscription may be required)

In Franklin, the Town Council is considering removing downtown parking meters and changing parking restrictions in an attempt to bring more customers to area restaurants and shops, said Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting. 
Earlier this month, Nutting requested the council eliminate the meters in favor of a new two-hour parking policy during the week, which he hopes will bring more traffic downtown. 
"Thursday, Friday and Saturday night the place is jammed," he said. "Part of the plan is to better utilize existing spaces." 
Nutting also proposed limiting the hours for commuter rail parking and creating permits to sell to area business owners.

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Monday, June 30, 2014


Join Random Smile for the 2ND ANNUAL WIFFLE® BALL TOURNAMENT on August 16.

In Memory of Danny Adiletto
Join over 300 players and spectators, for Franklin's largest Wiffle® Ball tournament. The championship trophy and Prizes will be awarded to the last team standing (up to five players per team). Sign-up here today to ensure your team's registration, or bring your sense of humor, lawn chairs and cheer your friends as they compete for the title!

Event t-shirts will be available for sale at the event!

Registration will close once the maximum 75 teams has been reached.

Random Smile Project
Random Smile Project

Event Details

  • Saturday, August 16, 2014
  • Registration: 8-8:45am, games start at 9am
  • $125 per team
  • Each team plays a minimum of 3 games prior to tournament seeding
  • Fletcher Field, Peck Street, Franklin, MA
  • Two Divisions:
  • Recreational (here for fun)
  • Competitive (fast pitch)
  • 5 players per team
Register here

Friday, February 14, 2014

Soccer for Smiles Tournament

People in our own community need our help
to put smiles on their faces! Help us raise money for:
random smile project
Random Smile Project

Come help others and have some fun!
Soccer for Smiles Tournament
February 18th, 19th and 20th

soccer for smiles
Soccer for Smiles

You can register a team here

Monday, February 10, 2014

Random Smile - Annual Gala Event - March 1, 2014

Rhode Island Convention Center

6pm - Midnight

$85 per person

Semi-Formal/Black Tie Optional

Hot and Cold Hors D’oeuvres

Silent and Live Auctions

Dinner and Dancing

Live Music by The Grab Brothers Band

*Block of rooms at Omni Providence held until Saturday, February 15th*

Random Smile Gala - March 1, 2014
Random Smile Gala - March 1, 2014
For additional information, check out the Random Smile webpage

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

From Random Smile Project - Rapid Response Alert

Random Smile Project

We have a request for a family of 4 - Mom, Dad, Daughter and Son that recently fled Syria. The son was hurt and is receiving medical treatment in Boston. The family was only able to take one suitcase of belongings with them. Please see below for some suggested items of need:

Sheets and blankets (full or queen)
Pots and Pans
Fry pan
Baking pans
Towels, washcloths
Some bigger items they need
Vacuum cleaner
Gift Cards for Stop and Shop; Target; Gas Cards would be helpful

Please drop this week between 9 - 5pm at Costello Realty at 195 Main Street Franklin up until this Friday September 6, 2013.

Please email so we can anticipate what will be collected if you intend on dropping off anything.

Matt Sousa/Paul Molla
Random Smile Project

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Teens Set to Run 4th Annual Charity 3v3 Soccer Tournament

The 2013 Soccer for Smiles to be held during school vacation in February promises fun for all participants while supporting a terrific local charity, the Random Smile Project. The Soccer for Smiles team is looking for contributions from local businesses and individuals as well as players from ages 5 to high school. The tournament is round-robin style and will be held February 18th, 19th, and 20th at Carpe Diem Field on 34 Saxon Street in Franklin, MA.

Soccer for Smiles 3v3 Tournament

Soccer for Smiles was formed in 2010 when four teenagers combined their love for soccer with their interest in contributing to the earthquake relief fund in Haiti. Colin Berg (16), Tim LaRowe (15), Alexa Frongillo (16), and Cobi Frongillo (15), coaches at the Franklin Soccer School, came together to plan and host their first charity soccer event. The teens were struck by the devastation faced by the people of Haiti after the earthquake. They realized also that many people in their local community were in need of support and felt that they could make an impact through a fun, athletic event with children. This led them to partner with the Random Smile Project whose mission is to provide a bridge of support to people going through difficult times.

With increasing participation of over 100 young players in each of three years the tournament has been great fun and very productive. Raising over $2,000 for Haiti, they recognized the power of soccer and charity. Over the last two years, the team focused on local charities and each year outpaced the previous year’s income. In 2011, the tournament raised over $4,000 for the Random Smile Project ( In 2012 the group chose beneficiaries of RSP and Team Isabella, helping a local girl and her family; contributions exceeded $5,000.

This year, the organizers of Soccer for Smiles look to go even higher hoping to get more participants over three days. Working again with the Random Smile Project, they aim to raise over $7,500. For more information and registration forms, go to or email them at .

Monday, February 4, 2013

Big fund raising day for Franklin non-profits!

This Saturday, Feb 9th, will see two major fund raisers for Franklin based non-profit organizations.

1 - The Random Smile Project holds their 6th Annual Gala from 6:00 PM to midnight at the RI Convention Center, Providence RI.

Random Smile 6th Annual Gala Event
Additional details and tickets can be purchased online

2 - The Franklin Food Pantry will be conducting its 3rd Annual Phone-a-thon using the facilities at Dean College.

Franklin Food Pantry - new logo

Additional details can be found on the Food Pantry webpage