Feeling joy in the midst of adversity—

this is our goal.

Bringing smiles to children
in memory of Ace.



Ace’s Place—when kids get to play
and have fun they get better faster.

It's that simple.



Kids loved Ace and Ace loved kids.
It was a natural. Perhaps it was
because children have no pretense
and neither did Ace.



19th Annual Face Off for Ace

Wednesday, March 11th

Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge MA

Presenting Sponsor:

2020 Guest Speaker, Mike Milbury

Honored Member, US Hockey Hall of Fame
Studio Analyst, NHL on NBC

Buy individual tickets HERE
For sponsorship packages with a full table of ten, please contact: barbara@acebailey.org

We are currently raising funds to establish a donor advised Ace Bailey Children’s Foundation Endowment Fund at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. The fund will be used to maintain all the areas we have renovated over the years including Ace’s Place, the Neonatal Intensive Care unit and the Pediatric Emergency Department, as well as Toughlings decorations we have added throughout the hospital. We hope you will help us build this dedicated fund to keep these facilities maintained to the highest standards for each new patient family.

Thank you everyone who attended the 2019 Face Off For Ace!

Visit our Foundation Gallery for more pictures.

Ace Bailey “Good Guy” and Ace’s Heart Awards

Kerry Collins

2019 Good Guy Recipiant

Kerry Collins is a widely beloved powerhouse of charity work both in Boston and throughout the NHL. In her position as Senior Director of Community Relations for the Boston Bruins she is responsible for developing and leading all community relations programs including youth hockey, education, and player initiatives. She does all this work with a great deal of kindness, passion, and enthusiasm.

Previously Collins worked for New England Sports Network (NESN) and SportsRadio 850 WEEI in Marketing and Promotions. She joined the Boston Bruins in 2003 and recently was promoted to Senior Director of Community Relations.

Collins is actively involved in and serves on the boards for many charities including Franciscan Children’s, Cystic Fibrosis, March of Dimes, Irish Cultural Center of New England, and the Progeria Research Foundation.

She enjoys traveling the world, watching sports, and she is an avid runner. Kerry’s goal is to run a half marathon in every U.S. state in the next five years.

Kerry is a native of Marshfield, MA. She received her degree in Business Management from Plymouth State College.

Kerry has been the liaison between the Boston Bruins organization and the Ace Bailey Children’s Foundation for the past sixteen years. In that time we’ve come to know what members of the wider hockey community and so many other charities know: Kerry Collins is most definitely a very, very Good Guy!

Caroline Bavis and Tessa Smith

Ace’s Heart Recipiants

Each year we recognize and honor an individual that has gone out of their way and above-and-beyond to help the foundation.  This year we wish to recognize two young

women who are seniors in high school and have run Christmas toy drives for Ace’s Place for the past four years.  They are Caroline Bavis (Mark Bavis’s niece) and her friend, Tessa Smith. Caroline and Tessa have come to Face Off for Ace over the past four years as volunteers to sell keys for the raffle.  

Both Caroline and Tessa will be graduating from high school this spring and going off to college in the fall.  

After attending Face Off for Ace for the first time during their freshman year, Caroline contacted me to suggest that she and Tessa organize a toy drive to provide Christmas presents for kids through Ace’s Place.

Most people want to donate toys for small children, but Caroline and Tessa correctly realized the need for gifts for teenagers who are often overlooked in the pediatric setting.

So beginning in 2015 they went out to family and friends to make an appeal. In the first year they raised $1,800 to buy toys, in 2016 they raised $2,000, in 2017 they upped it to $3,500, and this past Christmas they raised an amazing $7,000 for Ace’s Place in cash donations and donated items including three iPads, two iPad Mini’s, iPod’s and two Portals.  That’s a substantial amount of money for high schoolers to raise but even more impressive is the learning curve that they travelled in increasing donations annually.

With the money they bought teen and “tween” appropriate gifts and delivered them personally to inpatient kids. It’s a wonderful thing to see them going from room to room, greeting hospitalized kids and bringing joy to teens who are ill around the holidays. We are all very grateful to Caroline and Tessa and wish them all the best as they go off to college in the fall.