Plainville Splash to Benefit the Waterboys Initiative

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Telford Park

Plainville, MA 02762

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Plainville Splash is a FREE community event for Plainville and surrounding communities to raise awareness and some funding for a clean water project in Tanzania, East Africa.


Jeff Kinney and Chris LongThe event will benefit the NFL Waterboys Initiative which urges players and fans to aid those suffering from a lack of clean water. Waterboys was created by former New England Patriot, Chris Long, through his charitable foundation. While the Pats only had Chris for one year (umm...he's an Eagle now!), he loves the area and, when Diary of a Wimpy Kid author, Jeff Kinney, and his family stepped forward to offer their support for Waterboys, Plainville Splash quickly came together.


  • Globally, children lose 443 million school days each year due to water-related diseases.
  • Girls and women are responsible for 72% of the water collected in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • In the developing world, water carriers will spend an average of four hours each day gathering water.


Plainville Splash's outdoor activities will build community spirit and awareness for this cause through:

  • Skills Competitions and Games
  • Water Education Opportunities
  • Prizes and Giveaways
  • A Community Water Walk: to end the event, we'll walk the park in solidarity with the community in Tanzania which will receive a new water well as a result of this special day!

SATURDAY, JUNE 2 at Telford Park in Plainville from 3-5:30 PM

The event is FREE (donations are welcome)! Register below (and print and bring your confirmation with you) to enter a drawing for a special giveaway from An Unlikely Story!


Where Can I Park? There is limited parking at Telford Park. You can also park in An Unlikely Story's event parking lot (at the corner of South Street and Bacon) and on nearby streets. Please be respectful of the drives and parking lots of surrounding neighbors.

Can I Get a Shirt with that Amazing Logo Drawn by Jeff Kinney? Thanks for asking! If you'd like an event shirt, a limited number will be available at the event for donors contributing $20 or more. Or, make a donation TODAY to reserve your shirt by visiting our special event link here: Click the donate button and enter your donation of $20 or more. We will receive a confirmation of your donation and have a shirt waiting for you at the event!

Plainville Splash ShirtWhere Does the Money Go? Tax-deductible donations will fund a sustainable (solar-powered) water project in Tanzania, East Africa. The project will provide daily water to at least 5000 people, dramatically changing lives.

Learn more about Waterboys at: The initiative is part of the Chris Long Foundation, a US 501c3. The tax id # for the Chris Long Foundation is: 47-6329563.

Where Do I Donate to Plainville's Water Project - Whether Or Not I Can Come? Visit our special event link here:

I'd Like to Volunteer! Where Do I Sign Up? If you are at least 14 years of age, check out our volunteer registration site here:

In advance of the event, volunteers will receive a detailed description about their role - which is explained in brief on the Sign Up page. Everyone will receive a complimentary tshirt (youth and adult, unisex sizes available) and our grateful thanks!

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