MARE Hosted Events

Throughout the year, MARE hosts events statewide to connect and support social workers, waiting children and prospective adoptive families. Please subscribe to our events newsletter to be notified of upcoming opportunities as they are scheduled.

Adoption Matching Events – These casual, interactive mixers provide families the opportunity to learn more about foster care adoption, meet waiting children and network with social workers. Some events are open to families at any stage of considering adoption, while others are limited to families with an approved homestudy who are ready to meet waiting children. Some events are planned for specific populations of waiting children (such as teens, children with special needs, or siblings) or specific populations of families (LGBT families, families of color, or single parents). We encourage families who are licensed to bring a hard copy of their Family Profile to in-person events or to email it when attending virtual matching events. To download a template of the Family Profile click here.

Family Support Events – Through trainings, webinars, panels and peer to peer support, prospective adoptive families at any stage in the process can continue to build their knowledge and network of support.

Fundraising Events – Be a part of bringing a child or teen home to their adoptive family by participating on one of MARE’s fundraising and community building events.

14th Annual Fore the Youth Golf for Charity

Welcome Lodge #158 Massachusetts Knights of Pythias invites you to attend our 14th Annual Fore the Youth Golf for Charity Tournament benefiting the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE). We hope you will join us for a wonderful day of sport, food, and fun — all in support of a wonderful cause!

Event Details
This year’s event will be held Monday, August 22nd, 2022 at Blue Hill Country Club, 23 Pecunit Street, Canton, MA.  The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 11:00.

Tournament Agenda
10:00 am        Registration and Practice
10:45 am        Welcome and Tournament Instructions
11:00 pm        Shotgun Start (participants will get a box lunch to take onto the course)
5:00 pm           Dinner, Raffle Prizes, and Awards

Registration for the tournament is $195 per player.  This includes the fee for the tournament and a 'super ticket' that enters you in the 'longest drive', 'closest to the pin', and 'hole in one' contests along with 5 raffles tickets, purchase additional raffle tickets below.
Need a foursome? No problem! You can register as a full group of four, as a smaller group, or as an individual. We will create foursomes where needed.