When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time: 7am - 9am
Where: The Center of NH
at the Radisson Hotel
Tickets are $150 each
Tables (which seat 8) are $1000

Proceeds to Benefit:

SONH

SBF

Red Cross


Our Charities

American Red Cross Blood Services – Northern New England Region

The American Red Cross Northern New England Region includes New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.  The Red Cross is the only blood services provider that also offers health and safety training and serves as a vital communication link between military personnel and their families.

We are committed to all the communities we serve, and over the past year the Red Cross has provided the following services across the Region:

  • We responded to approximately 499 house fires or other disasters helping nearly 379 families,
  • The Red Cross helped an estimated 1,065 military members, veterans and their families
  • Approximately 24,503 community members received health and safety training,
  • Red Cross Blood Services collected approximately 143,400 pints of red blood cells and more than 57,543 units of platelets from generous donors.                                                      

Blood and platelet donors can feel confident that by donating blood through the Red Cross they are helping to ensure that blood products are available for patients in more than 78 hospitals throughout the Northern New England Blood Services Region, as well as about 2,600 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country.

Approximately 80 percent of blood donated through the Red Cross comes from blood drives hosted by volunteer blood drive sponsors. Hosting a blood drive is a rewarding experience; organizations gain goodwill from their community and build morale and camaraderie as their members work together for a good cause. New blood drive sponsors are always needed.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, sponsoring a blood drive or want more information about the American Red Cross, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).


Special Olympics New Hampshire is a sports organization, promoting true competition in fourteen sports during six seasons. We believe that sports can teach us all important lessons. When we train and strive for a goal, it teaches us to dream. When we struggle, it teaches us determination. When we win, we find joy and if we lose, we can find the strength to try again.

At Special Olympics, we have the same expectations for our athletes as we’d have for any other athlete, to try hard, to compete fairly, to follow the rules and to do their best. These expectations help our athletes learn new skills, build confidence and reach their goals – both on and off the playing field.
People with intellectual disabilities are excluded and discriminated against every day. It’s time we team up and take to the field to change this. Together, as one, intolerance and injustice don’t stand a chance.

To learn more about Special Olympics New Hampshire, please visit our website at: www.sonh.org.


Bob Baines’ sister, Shirley Brulotte, organized the first six Blarney Breakfasts. She was always about “giving”, especially for children. She often bought coats for people she knew were in need, knitted dozens of mittens and hats for children and once gave a huge box of socks to a school for the nurse to distribute to children who needed them. She had a heart of gold.

Shirley met Anne Sanderson, from the formerly named International Institute of New Hampshire, during her work on Bob’s campaigns and was very touched by the work that the Institute does to help new Americans. During her last days, as she was losing her difficult battle with cancer, Shirley and Bob talked about setting up a long-lasting fund in her memory to help refugees and immigrants. After some pondering, Shirley said, “I want to help my friend Anne.”
Hence The Shirley Brulotte Fund was born.

The International Institute of New England’s Manchester site provides services to refugees and immigrants in New Hampshire. These services are critical to newcomer’s integration into our communities as the US fulfills its international humanitarian obligations. These services include refugee resettlement, employment services, English classes, health access, school impact programming, and citizenship. These refugees rely on the support they receive from the communities in which they live. Recent refugee populations include individuals from Afghanistan, Burma, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, among others.

The Shirley Fund carries out Shirley’s last wishes and provides support and comfort to those in need from diapers and coats to work cloths. Recent purchases also include bus passes to aid with transportation and phone calls to reach relatives abroad. Shirley fills the gaps so appreciated by the refugees and also by the staff who makes sure that these things happen.
We say “Thank you Shirley” every day!


Special Olympics NH, The Shirley Brulotte Fund and American Red Cross are non-profit organizations qualifying under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code