Nov
8
3:00 pm15:00

WeeZee World in Chappaqua, NY

Tommie Cares is excited to announce our next event at WeeZee World! This event will include time for free play, structured activities, dinner, and tons of fun!

To participate, please register at https://tommiecares.wufoo.com/forms/participant-registration-form-weezee-world/

To volunteer, please register at https://tommiecares.wufoo.com/forms/volunteer-registration-form-weezee-world/

WeeZee World is located at 480 North Bedford Rd. Chappaqua, NY.

For more information, please contact info@tommiecares.org

On the Water at Rye Playland in Rye, NY
Jul
11
7:00 am07:00

On the Water at Rye Playland in Rye, NY

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Sign up to volunteer and make a difference for your community

Registration went live on May 5th at 6pm EST on a first-come, first-served basis! Please sign up your child with special needs ASAP and tell your friends before the limited number of spots are gone!

We're proud to partner again with Westchester County, the Westchester Office for the Disabled, and Rye Playland to host an amazing day on the water outrigger canoeing, stand up paddling, kayaking, and much more. Oh yeah, did we say anything about the awesome free rides available to all participants and volunteers after our water activities? Yep, it's going to be an awesome day! 

If the event is full you'll be automatically placed on a waiting list and will be notified of any openings and/or future events. If this date doesn't work, but you want to know of any upcoming events, sign up on our event notification list!

Event schedule* 

  • 7-8am -- Volunteer check in, setup and orientations 
  • 8-8:30am -- Participant check in
  • 8:30-9am -- Group welcome, orientation & stretching
  • 9-11:45am -- Water activities: kayaking, stand up paddling, outrigger canoeing, splash zone, beach games, and much more!
  • 11:45am-12:30pm -- Awards ceremony
  • 12:30pm -- Participants enjoy select rides at the park until closing
  • 12:30-1pm -- Volunteer tear down 
  • 1pm -- Volunteers enjoy select rides at the park until closing

* Volunteer / Participant check in start times exact, all other times approximate.

Thanks to our generous sponsors:

On the Snow at Thunder Ridge Ski Area
Mar
1
Mar 2

On the Snow at Thunder Ridge Ski Area

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We're excited to be hosting *two separate afternoon events* on March 1st and March 2nd thanks to the awesome folks at Thunder Ridge Ski Area in Patterson, NY!

Participant is *on a first-come, first-served basis* -- so please join us if you can with one of the links below.

What else can you do until the fun starts?

Please Like Us on Facebook and spread the word:

Watch this video for an idea of the type of fun you'll have!

Planning for 2014!
Oct
23
Mar 31

Planning for 2014!

  • Tommie Cares Foundation

Tommie Cares' 2013 season is complete! We had a wonderful time serving 158 amazing children with the help of over 355 community volunteers in 5 events in New York, Connecticut, and California! Thanks to everyone who was part of those events!

We're hard at work planning for 2014 and will let you know as soon as our schedule is set.

What can you do until then? 

We can't wait to hear from you or see you soon ;-) 

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On the Water at Shoreline Lake in Mountain View, CA
Oct
13
8:00 am08:00

On the Water at Shoreline Lake in Mountain View, CA

  • Shoreline Lake at Shoreline Aquatic Center
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Join us for an amazing real-life adventure On the Water at Shoreline Lake at Shoreline Aquatic Center in Mountain View, CA on Sunday, Oct 13th. Please note that this is *a separate event from Saturday*. At each event we'll enjoy a safe half-day kayaking, stand up paddling, playing beach games, and much more.

  • Learn more about volunteering at the event
  • Sign up to help out as a volunteer
  • Learn about participation 
  • Please sign your child with special needs up to participate on Sunday Oct 13th*We ask that you only sign your child up for one event so others have a chance to participate too!* 
  • Please bring a signed participant waiver or signed volunteer waiver. Those under 18 must have it signed by a parent or guardian
  • Shoreline Aquatic Center also requires a signed waiver for anyone to use their gear. Please note that no participant will partake in any water activity without 1-2 Tommie Cares water safety team members. 
  • The City of Mt. View also requires their own signed waiver for the event. 
  • Use this event flyer or this Facebook eve
  • nt invite to rally your friends and family
  • Lunch is provided for participants and volunteers only since family groups vary greatly in size. Please bring your child lunch if they have any dietary restrictions or food allergies. Plan for rest of your family accordingly. 
  • Directions: take the Shoreline Blvd exit off and head North / East from either 101 North or South towards 3160 N. Shoreline Blvd. Mountain View, CA 94043  Continue on N. Shoreline Blvd and pass through the gatehouse to enter the Shoreline Regional Park. Take the road all the way to the end following the signs to Shoreline Cafe / Sailing Lake until you reach Shoreline Aquatic Center. The road dead ends in the parking lot - we'll be on the lawn to the left of the Shoreline Lake Cafe building.

More information will be sent to those upon signing up & confirmation - however, volunteers should plan to show up by 8am promptly for orientations. Participants should plan to be there by 9am. The day will finish by 1:30pm or so after an awards ceremony & lunch.  

Watch this 1 minute video to get an idea of the fun you'll have! 

Please Like us on Facebook and help  spread the word: 

On the Water at Shoreline Lake in Mountain View, CA
Oct
12
8:00 am08:00

On the Water at Shoreline Lake in Mountain View, CA

  • Shoreline Lake at Shoreline Aquatic Center
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Join us for an amazing real-life adventure On the Water at Shoreline Lake at Shoreline Aquatic Center in Mountain View, CA on Saturday October 12th. Please note that this is a *a separate event from Sunday.* At each event we'll enjoy a safe half-day kayaking, stand up paddling, playing beach games, and much more.

  • Learn more about volunteering at the event
  • Sign up to help out as a volunteer
  • Learn about participation 
  • Please sign your child with special needs up to participate on Saturday Oct 12th. *We ask that you only sign your child up for one event so others have a chance to participate too!* 
  • Please bring a signed participant waiver or a signed volunteer waiver. Those under 18 must have it signed by a parent or guardian
  • Shoreline Aquatic Center also requires a signed waiver for anyone to use their gear. Please note that no participant will partake in any water activity without 1-2 Tommie Cares water safety team members. 
  • The City of Mt. View also requires their own signed waiver for the event. 
  • Use this event flyer  or this Facebook event invite  to rally your friends and family
  • Lunch is provided for participants and volunteers only since family groups vary greatly in size. Please bring your child lunch if they have any dietary restrictions or food allergies. Plan for rest of your family accordingly. 
  • Directions: take the Shoreline Blvd exit off and head North / East from either 101 North or South towards 3160 N. Shoreline Blvd. Mountain View, CA 94043  Continue on N. Shoreline Blvd and pass through the gatehouse to enter the Shoreline Regional Park. Take the road all the way to the end following the signs to Shoreline Cafe / Sailing Lake until you reach Shoreline Aquatic Center. The road dead ends in the parking lot - we'll be on the lawn to the left of the Shoreline Lake Cafe building. 

More information will be sent to those upon signing up & confirmation - however, volunteers should plan to show up by 8am promptly for orientations. Participants should plan to be there by 9am. The day will finish by 1:30pm or so after an awards ceremony & lunch.  

Watch this 1 minute video to get a feel for the type of experience you'll have!

Please Like us on Facebook and help  spread the word: 

On the Water at Harbor View at Norwalk Cove Marina in East Norwalk, CT
Sep
15
8:00 am08:00

On the Water at Harbor View at Norwalk Cove Marina in East Norwalk, CT

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Join us for an amazing day On the Water at Harbor View at Norwalk Cove Marina on Sunday, September 15th. We'll enjoy a safe half-day kayaking, stand up paddling, playing beach games, and much more.

  • Learn more about volunteering at the event
  • Sign up to help out as a volunteer
  • Learn about participation 
  • Sign your child up to participate on September 15 or get on our waiting list for future events
  • Use this flyer to tell your friends and family
  • Bring layers and a change of dry clothes. It's supposed to be a beautiful day in the low 70's - but is likely to start out cooler than that in the morning.  
  • The beach has more rocks and shells than sand, some of them *sharp and unfriendly* to bare feet. Protective footwear such as Crocks, water shoes, booties, sneakers that can get wet, or flip flops are advised for those helping with the water activities. We also recommend the same for the children, but we'll have a carpeted walkway down to the activities as well. 
  • Those helping with the water activities might consider a wetsuit. 
  • A pizza lunch is provided for *participants and volunteers only* since family groups vary greatly in size. Please bring your child lunch if they have any dietary restrictions or food allergies. Plan for rest of your family accordingly. 

More information will be sent to those upon signing up & confirmation.

Who shows up When

Volunteers should plan to show up by 8am promptly for orientations. Participants should plan to be there by 9am. The day will finish by 1:30pm after an awards ceremony & lunch.  

Directions / Parking

Make sure to turn right into Norwalk Cove Marina at the stop sign just before the Calf Pasture Beach entry kiosk. Drive down to the Ship Store, then make a left and go to the corner of the marina to Harbor View where you'll see the Tommie Cares tent and banners.  If you're getting a cab - have them drive you all the way in as it's a 5+ minute walk from the entrance.

Public Transportation

The Metro North New Haven line has many trains to East Norwalk Station, which is approximately 1 mile from the venue. You must catch a 5 minute taxi ride to Norwalk Cove Marina (have them take you inside to the far left corner to Harbor View) as the Norwalk Transit Route 8 bus doesn't run on Sunday. Park in an open space.

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In the Water at Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers, NY
Aug
22
8:00 am08:00

In the Water at Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers, NY

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Join us for an amazing day In the Water at Tibbetts Brook Park on Thursday, August 22nd. We'll enjoy a safe half-day swimming, floating on the lazy brook river, and much more.

  • Learn more about volunteering at the event
  • Sign up to help out as a volunteer
  • Learn about participation 
  • Sign up to participate on August 22nd or get on our waiting list for future events
  • Use this flyer to tell your friends and family
  • This parking pass will be required for free admittance. 
  • Lunch is provided for participants and volunteers only since family groups vary greatly in size. Please bring your child lunch if they have any dietary restrictions or food allergies. Plan for rest of your family accordingly. There is a snack bar on site. 
  • In the rare event of cancellation due to extreme weather, our make up date is Saturday August 24th. We'll post notice on Facebook, our website, and via email.

*** Everyone who plans to get in the water MUST wear a bathing suit *** 

More information will be sent to those upon signing up & confirmation - however, volunteers should plan to show up by 8am promptly for orientations. Participants should plan to be there by 9am. The day will finish by 1:30pm after an awards ceremony & lunch.  

Please note that everyone who takes part in the In the Water event will be able to stay there the rest of the day with their families. Thanks so our sponsors for helping keep our programs free for everyone!

Public Transportation

The  Metro North Hudson  line has many trains to Yonkers Station, which is 3.1 miles from Tibbetts Brook Park. We suggest you catch a taxi for the 10 minute ride to / from the park as the closest bus service (the 7 Westchester Bee-Line bus to Midland Avenuestill requires a half-mile walk to get to the park.   

Westchester Bee Line ParaTransit is available to/from the train station **with advance reservations** for those using wheelchairs.

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Program Sponsors