Getting Gored for Good in Downtown Providence

A perfect Sunday morning in April Getting Gored for Good

The moment I heard about the fundraiser Get Gored for Good, pairing Providence Roller Derby with Amos House, I was IN.  Seriously, who wouldn’t want to run 2 miles through downtown Providence while being chased by roller derby girls decked out in horns and wielding red paint brushes to raise money and awareness for an agency that provides hospitality and direct services to the homeless and poor of Rhode Island? 

I was not only IN, but because the Encierro (bull run) was being run on my granddaughter Maddie’s 12th birthday, 9 family members were IN, too, and we called our team The Maddie-Dors


Maddie and a Bull!

From the moment the bull run began, to the moment my family left the after-run festival/festivities, covered in “blood” and with smiles and laughter so hearty that our faces hurt… Get Gored for Good was a raging success (raising to date $118,000) while bringing corporate sponsors, teams and families together for fun and For Good.

The route

The fun…

The Bull Pen!

Getting ready to Get Gored!
Uh, oh!
My grandson Jake!
Maddie-Dor and my daughter-in-law Aimee!
Uh, oh! Run!
The chase is on!
Maddie-Dor and Bull!


Maddie-Dor and I take our lives in our hands and stop for a photo!


Taunting a Bull!
These Bulls are FAST!
Maddie-Dor finishes!

Then onto the Festivities!

Adam, Barry, Brian enjoying their Narragansett Beer!
Food, Face-Painting, Fun!
Hangin’ with the Bulls!

Love these Bulls!

And, of course, BULL RIDING!



Our son Adam, who had the longest run of the day. Who knew this skill?!

And yes, even me… all for a GOOD cause!

All 3 seconds of it!

What a sight we were.  What a day we had.  I can’t wait ’til next year’s Running of the Bulls for Get Gored for Good!

And what a Happy 12th Birthday for our special, beautiful Maddie-Dor!


Getting Gored for Good in Downtown Providence was last modified: July 17th, 2017 by Sharon Couto
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  1. What an amazing event – your pictures truly tell the story! I can’t wait to do it next year 🙂

Getting Gored for Good in Downtown Providence was last modified: July 17th, 2017 by Sharon Couto