Events Accordions

Foundation Events

Thousand Islands Golf Classic


Save The Date!

For The 19th Annual Thousand Islands Golf Classic

June 5 & 6, 2016

Sunday, June 5 ~ A fun "Beach Party" themed dinner hosted by Lisa & Joe Weber at their beautiful river-front home and a special live auction.

Monday, June 6 ~ 18-holes at the Thousand Islands Country Club. Great prizes for participants. 

For details call 315-785-5745


Thank you for a successful Festival of Trees 2015

FOT2015LogoHeartfelt Thanks to the community for their involvement in a highly successful A North Country Festival of Trees!

A North Country Festival of Trees Committee extends heartfelt appreciation to all who rendered support during this event.  Our thanks go out to sponsors, decorators, volunteers, performers, tree purchasers and attendees to A North Country Festival of Trees. It is your support which makes us successful in providing quality children's services to residents and visitors to Northern New York both at Samaritan Medical Center and the Watertown YMCA.

This unique festival highlights the spirit of the season with activities throughout the first weekend in December for the entire family. A Gala, featuring a live auction, dinner, and music takes place on Friday evening, followed by the Sugarplum Ball (father/daughter dance) on Saturday Evening and public viewing all three days. This year’s theme is “Christmas At The North Pole” and will feature over 50 trees decorated to create a magically festive setting, along with musical performances.

The North Country Festival of Tree is a joint event held by the Watertown Family YMCA and the Samaritan Medical Center Foundation. 

The Watertown Family YMCA has been a part of the Watertown community since 1855. Through quality programs, the YMCA provides for the strengthening of families, the healthy development of children, positive individual behaviors, and a healthy, safer community for all. Children’s programs emphasize caring, respect, honesty, character building, fun and friendship. Over 5,000 children are served each year throughout Jefferson County. From swimming lessons and sports programs, to activities for teens and childcare - programs are open to everyone, creating a sense of community for children and families. For more information on YMCA programs call 782-3100.

The Samaritan Medical Center Foundation was established in 1996 to encourage gifts that support and advance healthcare provided by Samaritan Medical Center and to increase the public’s awareness of and participation in health and wellness programs. Funds raised by the Festival of Trees will be used to establish and maintain quality pediatric healthcare services and programs at Samaritan Medical Center. For more information about the Samaritan Medical Center Foundation call 315-785-5745.

Auxiliary Events

One Night - One Diamond Event 2016

Enjoy an elegant evening of dining, dancing 

and a chance to win an exquisite half-carat diamond 
donated by Waterbury Fine Jewelers.


Saturday, March 19, 2016

6:30 pm - 11:30 pm at The Commons on Fort Drum.

Music for this elegant evening will be provided by Atlas.

Tickets will be available for purchase soon.

The 2016 One Night, One Diamond proceeds will purchase Infant Warmer Tables for newborns at Samaritan Medical Center.

For more information about the event, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Children's Miracle Network Events

NNY Mini-Marathon 2015

Spring 2015 at the Bruce M. Wright Memorial Conference Center in Watertown, NY.

Join the New Visions Class of 2015 in their effort to raise $20,000 for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) of Northern New York! NNY Mini-Marathon is this year’s new and improved Dance Marathon experience! The purpose of Dance Marathon events like Glowathon is to unite students for Children’s Miracle Network by standing for kids who can’t.

Teens for Miracles Fashion Show presented by A Touch of Grace

March 8, 2015 at the Bruce M. Wright Conference Center in Watertown.

A Touch of Grace will once again host its popular annual fashion show to benefit Children’s Miracle Network each year. This past year, the fashion show will feature not only the latest styles in prom dresses and tuxes, but also in bridal fashion, Sugar Plum ball styles for little girls, and other formal wear occasions. We ask for a $10 donation per guest to watch the fashion show.  All proceeds benefit Children’s Miracle Network of NNY. 

2015 Icon Online Ticket Sales 2

Annual River Rat Triathlon

This year's River Rat Triathlon will be held on Sunday, August 23, 2015 in Clayton, NY. Fore more information on sponsorship, participation, volunteering, and more details visit the racewebsite at  

CMN Tri Logo copy

Radiothon 2015

November 4 - 6, 2015

Radiothon will be held November 4, 5 and 6 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. It will air on the Border 106.7 and 94 Rock hosted by DJs Johnny Spezzano and Lance Hale. The Radiothon will feature stories of local children who have benefitted from the Children’s Miracle Network program at Samaritan Medical Center. Listeners can call 315-755-KIDS to pledge their support to the hospital. You can also make pledges online here!


Happy Kids Smiling Faces 2015

CMN Happy Kids Smiling Faces Photo Contest 2015

SmallWebHappyKidsSmilingFacesPhotoContestEntry photos taken October 16, 17 and 18, 2015 at the Salmon Run Mall
The Children’s Miracle Network Happy Kids Smiling Faces Contest, presented by Creative Imaging Fine Photography, is an exciting annual event that raises much needed dollars for our local children and families. Celebrating happy children, the photo contest is open to children ages 12 and under for an entrance fee of $15, and offers parents an opportunity to have their child’s photo taken at a low cost. Photo times are October 16, from 2 - 6 pm, October 17 from 11 am - 5 pm and October 18 from 11 am - 4 pm. All photos are taken by Creative Imaging Fine Photography at the Salmon Run Mall Center Court.

Following photo choice and posting, online voting will be available November 2 through 6 for friends and family to choose their favorite contestant! After competitive voting, the top three contestants will be announced at a ceremony where cash prizes will be awarded. At this time, all families will be able to pick up their FREE 5 x 7 photo as well as any additional photos ordered. For more information please visit the CMN Happy Kids Smiling Faces Photo Contest website.

 Thank you to our CMN Happy Kids Smiling Faces Contest Sponsors

Creative Imaging  sponsor2014919115431  NOR 022 LogoHort Tag CMYKNOR 022 FS LogoHort Tag CMYK
 Comm Broadcasters - revised corporate