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E2G Sports Has a Take on Your Favorite Teams

It helps being passionate toward sports. That becomes the basis for following a particular sport or organization and watching them perform on and off the field. Sports talk shows dominate the airwaves locally and nationally discussing what teams should do to improve and measuring fans’ reaction.

For Buddy Andrade, owner of E2G Sports in Pawtucket, there is no greater release to him than talking about sports. He grew up working in the industry and when the opportunity to transition into hosting sports podcasts arose, he jumped into the fray.

“I worked in radio at the former AM790 The Score and WEEI-FM (both located in Providence) with some very knowledgeable people,” said Andrade. “When that ended, I worked for the New England Patriots for several years. I met players and season ticket holders working at the Pro Shop. People were in a happy mood coming in to see what’s happening. For those who only went to one game a year, they loved making an entire weekend of touring Patriot Place.”

Andrade spoke with everyone regarding what they thought would happen in that day’s Patriots game or their season predictions. Many regular visitors invested their time offering their opinions. Andrade concluded many attending games possessed the same passion and commitment to the sport as he did. Andrade also loved hearing what other people said about the topics affecting the team and what could/should be done.

Buddy occasionally met players, who came in to purchase jerseys and other items for their families and friends. He established a good rapport with them as well as the staff, many of whom he still stays connected with.

Andrade said social media helps him keep tabs with them—and with one special family he befriended.

“I helped one family who was a ‘Make-A-Wish’ child. The child wanted to meet Wes Welker and Tom Brady. I helped make that happen. The players were super gracious in donating their time and spent a lot of time with the family. I still connect with the family on Facebook,” he said.

By 2015, Andrade decided to leave the Patriots and begin his own company. He wanted to have a platform in which he could have a say in what was happening in sports…with a twist. Instead of focusing on the well-known players (like Brady, for example), Andrade focuses his attention on lesser-known players. He said they can make an impact on the field, despite not being a household name. While Brady’s story is well documented, others aren’t necessarily on the radar.

Andrade points to one such player who made a permanent impact on the Patriots—and into history.

“Few people knew who Malcolm Butler was when he was on the team,” said Andrade. “He was an undrafted free agent from the University of West Alabama, who was buried on their depth chart. He would get burned on plays during practices. However, he learned from those mistakes. When he was pressed into action toward the end of Super Bowl XLVIIII, Butler made the key interception in the end zone to seal the game.

“Those are the types of players I like to highlight,” he added.

Andrade and his hosts have a wide range of sports topics. His podcasts offer the major sports (football, baseball, basketball, hockey and soccer) plus one for professional wrestling and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), among other topics. One features a women’s roundtable that is one of the most popular shows they offer. Andrade hopes to add golf, tennis and NASCAR shows in the spring.

Another big event taking place at the end of April is the NFL Draft. It comprises three days of pro teams selecting the best players from college football. It has become big business because of draft pundits forecasting who will play where while colleges and universities begin recruiting future stars.

Andrade is working to hold NFL Draft live podcasts from April 29 to May 1. Because of COVID-19 protocols, he is contacting area restaurants and event centers to coordinate details.

On Saturday, May 1, Andrade will hold one such event. Buddy and his staff will be broadcasting live at R1 Indoor Karting on Higginson Street in Lincoln from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Besides the shows, there will be fun and activities planned that day. For now, roughly 30 people can attend safely due to Covid protocols. Andrade said he hopes that number increases as restrictions are eased.

Other event information will be posted on social media platforms and on his new website at Andrade praised the work of Guillermo Garcia of Pixeles Digital Marketing in Cranston for creating his new website.

The biggest thrill Andrade has is interacting with other sports fans.

“I love talking with other sports fans about their feelings regarding their favorite teams. There are a lot of smart people who have something to say about the state of their teams. The podcasts are a great forum to express those views and get conversations going,” he said.

For more information about the podcasts, including airtimes and guests, please contact Buddy at 774-473-8824 or visit the website.

Devereux MA/RI staff appointed to Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology board

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Massachusetts and Rhode Island Director of Clinical Services Ashley Warhol, Psy.D.. and Coordinator of Diagnostic Services and Clinical Training

Rachel Schein, Psy.D., HSP, were recently appointed to the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology’s (SCCAP) Acute, Intensive and Residential Service (AIRS) executive board. SCCAP is a division of the American Psychological Association.

AIRS, a special interest group within SCCAP, is dedicated to the promotion of policy, practice, research, training, consultation and leadership related to the psychological assessment and treatment of individuals in acute, intensive and residential behavioral health settings.

Warhol was named co-chair of the AIRS executive board’s practice committee, which provides a forum for members to exchange ideas about clinical practices and respond to real-time challenges, such as mask-wearing compliance. Schein was appointed secretary of the board and is responsible for assisting with communications and other tasks. Warhol and Schein were selected to serve on the board as a result of their 10-plus years of behavioral healthcare experience.

“I am thrilled and honored to be appointed to the AIRS executive board,” said Warhol. “For the past decade, I have worked in residential care settings and, over time, I have learned about the challenges related to providing support and interventions that are unique to these settings. I am excited to share my experiences, observations and ideas with other clinicians, researchers, educators and administrators as we strive to improve the quality of care for the individuals and families we serve.”

Improving acute, intensive and residential services

AIRS develops, implements, measures and disseminates treatments and knowledge to improve the delivery of psychological services to youth and adults in acute, intensive and residential treatment settings. Specifically, AIRS aims to:

  • Educate others about acute and intensive treatment settings
  • Promote awareness of the services offered in these settings, and across levels of care
  • Implement evidence-based assessments and treatments
  • Support research related to the psychological assessment and treatment of youth
  • Develop models of service delivery
  • Define best practices for use
  • Disseminate information about the psychological assessment and treatment of youth

“Being on the AIRS executive board is a fantastic opportunity,” Schein noted. “At Devereux, we are committed to providing innovative and evidence-based trauma-focused care to youth and adults with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences. I am excited to discuss the great work we are doing with my fellow board members and learn about other trends and advancements in the field of behavioral healthcare.”

Learn more about Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health.



Attention business owners in Foxborough, Mansfield and Norton. Would you like to grow your business, increase your community visibility, and make valuable new connections? If the answer is ‘yes,’ then you’ll want to join the Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce.

Between June 11-13, 30 Tri-Town Chamber members will be reaching out to business owners who want to grow their businesses and expand their community connections as part of the Chamber’s 2018 Membership Campaign. The Campaign is designed to attract companies from every industry and profession including but not limited to accountants; advertising agencies; architects; auto sales and service centers; caterers; chiropractors; contractors; dentists; dry cleaners; electricians; engineers; hair stylists; doctors and healthcare professionals; insurance agents; landscapers; retailers; restaurants; lawyers; real estate agents; security services; veterinarians; and other organizations. If you are ready to take the next step with your business growth and would like a volunteer to call you, let us know 508-339-5655.

Each new tax-deductible membership includes a broad array of benefits from educational workshops and training to networking opportunities, marketing and social events. If that’s not enough from now until our Annual Business BBQ on July 26th, we are offering $1000 worth of incentives for new businesses when they join. In addition, we will celebrate all new members at the BBQ at the Chamber.  , One lucky new member will receive a free membership for joining during the drive!

“A Tri-Town Chamber membership is a smart investment. The Chamber helps you get your name out, it’s a great way to make new business contacts and build your business connections. It gives your business exposure and helps people get to know you. The Chamber is the voice of business in your community,” explains Kara Griffin, Executive Director of the Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce

The Tri-Town Chamber currently has more than 350 businesses among its members and is eager to expand its number. Businesses of any size in any city or town are eligible to join. Are you ready to build your business and gain more exposure? Volunteers will be calling June 11-13, however if you would like to be first on the call list, contact the Tri-Town Chamber’s Executive Director Kara Griffin at, or 508-339-5655.


The Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit corporation whose mission is to bring business people together to improve the economic well-being of their organizations and thereby improve the quality of life in our communities. Located at the crossroads of Routes 95 and 495, the Tri-Town Chamber is dedicated to serving the businesses and residents of Foxborough, Mansfield, and Norton.

Save The Bay to hold volunteer Earth Day beach cleanups on April 21-22 and through all of April

 PROVIDENCE, RI – April 16, 2018 – In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, Save The Bay has organized several beach cleanups all over Rhode Island, giving individuals, families and groups many options for getting involved. “Cleanups are such a fun way to celebrate Earth Day. It feels great to do something hands-on to help the environment. And you can really see the difference when you are done,” said July Lewis, volunteer and internship manager at Save The Bay.

Earth Day Cleanups on April 21-22 are as follows:

Several additional cleanups are planned throughout the month of April, for volunteers who want to make a difference, but can’t help out on Earth Day. They are:

Save The Bay holds beach cleanups every year, from spring through fall. Last year on Earth Day, nearly 500 volunteers collected almost 8,000 pounds of trash and debris at shorelines all over Rhode Island. “People are so enthusiastic to join with their neighbors and make a visible difference in the health of their beaches. This is how we clean up the Bay — together, one piece of litter at a time,” Lewis said.

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