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The Raymond James 2018 Monopoly Tournament, 7th Annual

The Raymond James 2018 Monopoly Tournament, 7th Annual will be held Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Road, Pittsfield, MA 01201.

The event is hosted by the Berkshire County Kids’ Place.

There will be no event-day registration so pre-register at

The entry is $30 per person plus a $2.54 fee. The evening will include prizes, raffles, awards, hors d’oeuvres, snacks and cash bar.

The competition format is as follows: Everyone will play a preliminary 90 minute round. The top six finishers will play a 90 minute final round for the grand prize, which is a two-night stay at the Lakehouse Inn in Lee, MA and dinner for two at the Cork and Hearth.

The evening schedule is as follows:

5:30- 6:15 pm   Check in

6:15- 7:45 pm  1st 90 minute round

7:45- 8:15 pm  Snacks, hors d’oeuvres

8:15- 9:45 pm  Final 90 minute Championship round.

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Berkshire County Kids’ Place. Last year’s tournament raised $18,000.

Corporate sponsorships are welcome.

For more information call Kendal Lenihan at (413) 236-5612 or email

For more information about the Berkshire County Kids’ Place visit them on Facebook.

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The 6th Annual Jingle Bell Run

The 6th Annual Jingle Bell Run will be held Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 at the Berkshire Running Center, 34 Depot Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201.

The informal fun run/walk is hosted by the Berkshire Running Center.

The two-mile loop both begins and ends at the Berkshire Running Center.

Although the event is free, participants are asked to donate cash or toys to benefit the Eagle Santa Toy Fund.

The event schedule is as follows:

9:00 am Run/walk begins

For more information call the Berkshire Running Center at (413) 344-4472.

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The Poultry Plunge and Super Plunge, 2nd Annual

The Poultry Plunge and Super Plunge, 2nd Annual, will be held Friday, Nov. 24 (Super Plunge) and Saturday, Nov. 25, (Poultry Plunge) 2017 at Burbank Park, Onota Lake, Valentine Road, Pittsfield, MA.

The event is sponsored by the Berkshire Law Enforcement Torch Run Program and Special Olympics, Massachusetts.

As if hopping into and out of cold water isn’t enough, organizers have added a new twist this year- the Super Plunge. Hearty souls sign up to jump into Onota Lake once every hour for 24 consecutive hours!

There is no entry fee for either the poultry Plunge or the Super Plunge, but there are fundraising requirements for each.

Poultry Plungers must raise $75 for their one-time shot and Super Plungers must fundraise $1000 each.

Last year, the  Plunge raised $23,000 for Special Olympics Massachusetts.

To register, go to There you can register and establish a fundraising presence to solicit donations from friends, coworkers, etc.

The event schedule is as follows:

Fri. Nov. 24

11:00 am  Super Plunge begins (one plunge per hour)

Sat. Nov. 25

8:30-9:45 am  Registration and final donations

9:45-9:55  am  Safety Briefing

10:00 am  Poultry Plunge and final Super Plunge

11:00 am  Coffee, light refreshments , fundraising and costume awards.

For more information  call (508) 485-0986  ext. 256 or email

Proceeds from the event will benefit Special Olympics Massachusetts. To learn more, visit

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The Thankful 5K Run/Walk, 2nd Annual

The Thankful 5K Run/Walk, 2nd Annual, will be held Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017 at the Berkshire Running Center, 34 Depot street, Pittsfield, MA 01201.

The family-friendly race will consist of six loops.  Timing will be provided by the Berkshire Running Center, but runners will be responsible for their own lap count.

Entry for the race is free but participants must pre-register online or get printout entry forms at There will be no registration on race day.

For a donation of $20 or more, the first 200 entrants will receive a long-sleeve Thankful tech shirt. All participants are also asked to bring a non-perishable food item which will go to the South Church Food Pantry.

Pre-registrants can pick up their race numbers at the Berkshire Running Center on Nov. 21st and 22nd,  10 am to 6 pm.

The race day schedule is as follows:

7:00-7:45 am  Race number pickup. Remember, no race day registration!

8:00 am  Race/Walk begins

Go home and Happy Thanksgiving!

Proceeds from the donations will benefit Autism Connections. to learn more about Autism Connections visit

For more information about the race visit, email or call (413) 344-4472.

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The Berkshire Healthcare Harvest Run 5K/Kid’s 1 Mile

The Berkshire Healthcare Harvest Run 5K/Kid’s 1 Mile will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 at the Paterson Field House of  Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St., Pittsfield, MA  01201.

To pre-register online, go to The entry fee for the 5K run is $25 for individuals who pre-register by printout form by Oct. 16th. Oct, 17 – race day $30.

Three-person relay team entry is $25 per person, $30 after Oct. 16th.

Entry fee for kids 12 years old and under for the 1 mile run is $10 or $15 to receive a T shirt.

Note : there is a $2 online fee for 5k entrants and a $1 fee for Kid’s run entrants.


Get print out entry form, make check payable to BCC Foundation and mail to:

Jennifer Larkin

BCC Foundation

1350 West St.

Rm  F-232

Pittsfield, MA 01201

The race day schedule is as follows:

8:30-9:30  am  Race day registration and packet pickup

10:00 am   5K starts

10:45 am  1 Mile Kid’s Run starts

Awards and Harvest Fest food and activities after race.

Cash prizes go to top male and female overall winners and top three male and female winners in each age group will be recognized.

I Mile awards go to the top three boys and girls winners in each age group, 6 to 12.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the BCC Nursing Program.

To get more race information visit or or call Jennifer Larkin at (413) 236-2185.

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The Woofstock Annual Fundraising Dog Walk

The Woofstock Annual Fundraising Dog Walk will be held Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 at The Common on First St., Pittsfield, MA. The Pittsfield Cooperative Bank is the title sponsor.

The Dog walk is part of a larger family-oriented festival of activities which include face-painting, games, penny carnival, food, the webkinz adoptions which is sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union. Entry to the activities is free, and the entry fee for the Dog Walk is $10. The Dog Walk route is approximately one mile long.


Besides the entry fee, participants are encouraged to fundraise. They can get help by visiting and click on “Events” to find fundraising tools and downloadable forms.

The Walk day schedule is as follows:

10:00 am Registration and limited activities

11:00 am  Walk begins

Noon  All activities

2:00 Event ends

Proceeds from the event benefit the Berkshire Humane and will be used to care for shelter animals.

For more information call (413) 447-7878.

To learn more about Berkshire Humane visit

Berkshire Humane thanks the following sponsors for their generosity:

The Pittsfield Cooperative Bank

The Berkshire Eagle

Onyx Specialty Papers, Inc.

West Oil Company

Dettinger Lumber Company

Blue Q

Benson’s Pet Center

Kamp Ketchum

Smith Brothers-McAndrews Ins.

H.L. Fuel Co., inc.

Adams Community Bank

Foranimals, LLC


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