13th Annual Event!!

It’s almost here!

June 24th at the St. Ambrogio Bocce Courts 802 Montague St, Rockford,IL

The 13th annual John A Terranova Sr. Memorial N&JT Couples Charity Bocce Tournament!

Special guest Vito Zatto!


Spring is finally Here!! Must be time for Bocce!!!

Dear Friends

Spring is here! That means its Bocce Season!

On  Saturday, June 25, 2016, The Helping Kids and Families Fund, INC (501(c) (3) tax exempt) will be sponsoring our 12th Annual N&JT “John A. Terranova, Sr.” Charity Mixed Couples Bocce Ball Tournament at the St. Ambrogio Society bocce courts to raise funds for two programs benefiting our community. It’s hard to believe but it’s been 12 successful years helping kids and families in our community!

And, in addition to the tournament, at our dinner we’ll feature

The NEW Vito Zatto Show

Be prepared to eat, drink and feeling very merry!!

This fundraising event will benefit Rockford MELD – for their programs helping kids from single parent households and St. Anthony of Padua Church to replenish their fund  which helps families in need.  Since we started this event, the Helping Kids and Family Fund has raised over $40,000 for community organizations!

Would you be willing to donate to or sponsor our event, OR play in the Tournament?

Please take a look at our insert.  We hope we can count on your support.  Thank You.



                                          John Terranova

The Helping Kids and Families Fund, INC

OUR 2015 Bocce Lineup!!!

Here is the scheduled lineup for Saturday’s N&JT Charity Bocce Tournament:

9:15 a.m. Games – Please arrive no later than 9:00 a.m.
9:15 a.m Game #1 Journey Begins @ Double Sambuca

               Game #2  Rascals @ ?? Let’s do this Now or AKA Flosi’s team
               Game #3 Gugliuzza’s @ Friday Night Specials
9:45 a.m. Games – Please arrive no later than 9:30 a.m.
9:45 a.m. Game #4 Throw It Already @ Bove’s Auto
                Game #5 Kishwaukee Tap @Snowbirds
                 Game #6 Mulligans @ Shakin Up Springfield
10:15 a.m.Games = Please arrive no later than 10:00 am.
10:15 a.m. Game #7  TBA @ TBA

11th Annual N & JT John A Terranova Sr. Memorial Charity Couples Bocce Tournament

Our event will be held Saturday, June 20, 2015 at the St. Ambrogio Bocce Court!  Check the link for the 2015 entry form.

This years entertainment will be “THE Radio DJ” Roger Peters.

To register a team cost is $100 for 4 people (2 boys, 2 girls). Fee includes gift, play, and dinner! Or, just join us for dinner for $12 per person.

The helping Kids and Families Fund has raised funds – over $30k and helped kids and families!

Please consider helping us!

It’s the Holiday Season!

Thanks to all of your efforts, we have been able to support several different causes this year!  And the year is not over yet!

From our John A Terranova, Sr Memorial  Charity Bocce Tournament we again supported the programs at Rockford MELD and St. Anthony of Padua Parish.  MELD has programs supporting single moms and dads and St. Anthony has a fund we helped set up to help area families in need.

Additionally, our Board requested sending funds to the BenInspired charity in memory of Ben Johnson.  The organization raises funds to fund cancer research as well the Make-A-Wish foundation.  The Brave Bella Fund also receive our support to help defray her family’s healthcare and transportation costs as she undergoes a lengthy battle to regain her health.  We also supported the American Red Cross in their ongoing efforts helping and saving lives.

With the holiday season upon us, while we enjoy the season and our families, remember those who aren’t as fortunate and need assistance at this time.

We’ll be looking to help additional institutions so please help us out.

You can make a donation through Pay Pal by clicking the button on the right or as you shop you can use either GoodSearch, GoodShop or Amazon Smile.  Each purchase made through  these sites will end up supporting the Helping Kids and Families Fund!

Thank you again.


Happy Holidays!