Colin’s Annual Birthday Party

We have been celebrating Colin’s life by having an annual birthday party, always the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  Although it is a smaller fundraiser for Colin’s foundation, it’s really more about gathering the friends and family who provide us support each year. So many people come from near and far to help celebrate Colin. They all say they wouldn’t miss it for the world.

 

 We started this party in 2019 at the “Reliefs In” in Lawrence, MA and over 300 family and friends helped us celebrate Colin. We have since moved the venue to the Claddagh Pub in Lawrence MA. Always a great time with a larger crowd of over 200 people. There are raffle prizes for a few donated items, and CMC gear sales for items that we have in stock. And don’t forget the cornhole tournament that gets pretty competitive but all in good fun. The highlight for many of us is just being able to see family and friends. We truly enjoy being with everyone and seeing how Colin’s friends from many different phases of his life are now friends and enjoy each other’s company. We hope you can join us on November 25th this year. Keep an eye on the website for more details at the beginning of November.

Annual Golf Tournament

We’ve been told that this is “THE BEST” day of the year by a number of Colin’s friends!  This year is the 5th Annual Colin Michael Cronin Foundation Golf Tournament. It’s so hard to believe that it’s been almost 5 years since Colin left us. Not a day goes by that we don’t think of his smile and sense of humor! Having so many of our friends and family with us on tournament day is both joyous and bittersweet that Colin is not with us enjoying the love and laughter. This day is also one of the greatest days of the year for the Cronins to be able to see the love and friendship that Colin continues to foster.

 

 Around 225 golfers attend for the competition which we could not do without all the wonderful volunteers that are on hand all day and many spend the day before helping with setup.  As the golfers complete the course they return for a cook out, live raffle and silent auction. There is also a special raffle table for “Beat the Pro” event.  This event helps support the foundation’s mission in giving back to Colin’s community.