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Coach Joe Racicot recipient of $4,700 grant

Coach Joe Racicot was born on November 1, 1954 in Pittsfield Massachusetts. In his younger years, Joe was a gifted athlete, and loved to compete against his friends within the Berkshire County community. All of this changed on July 3, 1981 when Joe suffered a tragic diving accident which left him with a serious spinal [...]

3rd Annual Golf Tournament

Foundation earns $20,500 towards cause! Our 3rd Annual Golf Tournament was successful yet again as the event raised $20,500 towards our cause! We are truly grateful for everyone who was a part of our event and were happy to host so many of our closest supporters, many of whom have been here since the beginning. [...]

Bowling for Boshman $8,000 Contribution

On Saturday April 28th, Chris Boshar's Restore The Bosh Fund hosted "Bowling for the Boshman" at Lucky Strikes at Jillian's in Boston. Chris Boshar, a North Andover, MA native, is 25 years old and a Graduate of UMass Amerst with a degree in Landscape Architecture. Unfortunately, on July 2, 2011 he suffered a spinal cord [...]

Jared Coppola recipient of $4,000 grant

This past March, Jared Coppola of North Reading, MA was a recipient of a $4,000 contribution towards the purchase of his mobility equipped Ford Focus. Jared is a former St. John's Prep football player who was injured on September 4, 2009 in a pre-season game, who has since been committed to making a recovery. We [...]

Thomas E. Smith Foundation gives Kelly $10,000 grant

On November 23, 2011 The Thomas E. Smith Fight to Cure Paralysis Foundation presented a $10,000 grant to former Merrimack College hockey player Chic Kelly.  Chic was injured in 1988 while playing for Merrimack, leaving him a C-5 Quadriplegic.  Since his injury, Chic receives $30,000 annually from the NCAA according to their catastrophic injury policy; [...]

Foundation gives Murray $1000 grant

On August 31, 2011 The Thomas E. Smith Foundation gave a $1000 grant to Gregg Murray.  Above is a picture of Gregg with founders Thomas Smith and Tucker Mullin.

Partnership Announced with Goals for Good and Brown University

The Foundation is proud to announce its partnership with the Brown University Men's and Women's Hockey teams and Goals for Good, a non-profit which pairs teams from the ECAC (Eastern College Athletic Conference) with charities in close relation to the school and/or communities.  This initiative will utilize the competitiveness of the teams, students, fans and [...]

Golf Tournament Successful for Second Straight Year

The Thomas E. Smith Foundation would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2nd Annual Just Cure Paralysis Golf Tournament at Kernwood Country Club on August 1st, 2011. We are happy to announce that for the second straight year the tournament was a huge success, this year raising over $30,000!  In the coming months this money [...]

BodyCo Gym donates Golf Tournament proceeds to Foundation

On July 29th, 2011 BodyCo Gym raised $4,200 for the Thomas E. Smith Fight to Cure Paralysis Foundation at their 2nd Annual Charity Golf Classic at Middleton Country Club.  We'd like to extend a very special thank you to Jesse Blackwell and Jeff Maciorowski  for putting together such a great event and for choosing the Foundation as [...]

Cure Paralysis License Plate Approved

The Thomas E. Smith Fight to Cure Paralysis Foundation has created the first ever Massachusetts license plate to benefit those living with paralysis.  To help them put these into production, and to receive an application please email Thomas @ thomassmith247@gmail.com. WCVB TV5 feature on Cure Paralysis license plates