In the News

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2016 KDMF In The News
Girl Scouts designate KDMF recipient of 2016 Cookie Sale Service Project (Warwick Beacon)

2015 KDMF In The News

Narragansett – South Kingstown High Schoolers: Win $1K in Writing Contest (The Patch)
KDMF and AAA announce annual writing contest with celebrity judge Bruce DeSilva (The Examiner)
Award-winning writer to judge student contest (Cranston on-line)
KDMF and AAA kick off 2015 reminding motorists to drive safely this new year (The Examiner)

2014 KDMF In The News

2014 Winter Newsletter
KDMF and the Blue Knights rev up their engines reminding motorist to be safe (The Patch)
KDMF along with Yard Works and Cole Cabinet raise awareness about DUI (The Examiner)
KDMF encore gala to celebrate Katie’s life (The Examiner)
Katie DeCubellis Foundation announces September gala (Turn to 10)
Katie DeCubellis Memorial Foundation to Present “The Harvest Moondance” (Go Local Providence)
Companies team up with foundation to fight drunk, distracted driving through vehicle magnet initiative (Warwick Beacon)
Companies team up with foundation to fight drunk, distracted driving through vehicle magnet initiative (Cranston Online)
Sunrise Scoops (Johnston Sunrise)
Del’s teams with Katie DeCubellis Foundation to raise awareness of impaired, distracted driving (Cranston Online)
KDMF and Del’s Lemonade hope to ice out impaired and distracted driving(Examiner)
15th Annual KDMF Road Race(
Winners in the KDMF annual 5K family fun day(Examiner)
Interview with Joel Chase(WPRO)
KDMF partners with Wesco Oil and Almeida Plumbing to remind motorists to drive responsibly(
The KDMF partners with Wesco Oil and Almeida Plumbing to keep the roadways safe(
Two Smithfield companies helping to make the roadways safer with KDMF(

2013 KDMF In The News
David Jones of Lite Rock 105 interviews Executive Director John DeCubellis on Cumulus Cares, WPRO-FM (92.3FM) Hot 106 (106.3FM) Lite Rock 105 (105.1FM) Business/Talk 790AM. (
Del’s teams up with KDMF for drunk driving awareness (Cranston Herald)
Over 400 runners show for Katie DeCubellis race(RICentral)
DeCubellis Foundation honors contest winners (Cranston Herald)
5K honors 13-year-old killed by drunken driver (NBC 10)
Katie DeCubellis Memorial Foundation 5K Road Race & Walk Results (Cool Running)
KDMF announces winners in their 14th annual 5K race (Examiner)
Joan Parker editor to famous crime writer Robert Parker judges KDMF contest (Examiner)
Drunk driving presentation at CV impacts students (The
Two Cranston Girls Win KDMF Writing Contest (Cranston Patch)
The Big Blue Bug joins forces with KDMF to remind motorists to drive responsibly ( , April 11, 2013)
KDMF on WPRO teaming up with Big Blue Bug Solutions all of our magnet partners and more (audio interview) (
KDMF on WPRO The Tara Granahan Show (audio interview) (
Katie DeCubellis on WPRO (audio interview) (
KDMF magnet campaign to increase DUI awareness (Providence Business News, March 18, 2013)
KDMF teams up with Munroe Dairy to raise awareness about driving responsibly ( , March 5, 2013)
Almeida Plumbing teams up with the KDMF Foundation ( , Feb 11, 2013)
DeCubellis Foundation announces celebrity judge (Cranston Herald , Jan 16, 2013, Johnston Sunrise , Jan 17, 2013)
AAA joins in DeCubellis magnet mission (Johnston Sun Rise, Jan 10, 2013)
AAA teams up with local foundation to raise awareness about safe driving (, Jan 4, 2013)
AAA Teams With DeCubellis Foundation To Keep Roads Safe (GoLocal Providence, Jan 3, 2013)

2012 KDMF In The News
DeCubellis campaign discourages distracted driving (Cranston Herald, Dec 5, 2012)
Big Blue Bug gets holiday lights (WPRI, Nov 21, 2012)
Big Blue Bug lights up for holidays (WJAR (Turn to 10), Nov 20, 2012)
Big Blue Bug lights up the night with a message about safe driving (Providence Journal, Nov 20, 2012)
Big Blue Bug Christmas Lighting to promote safe driving (FOX Providence, Nov 19, 2012)
KDMF promotes Safe Driving during Holiday Season (, Nov 17, 2012)
KDMF awards $10,000 in scholarships 2012
The KDMF Road Race winners (, June 10,2012)
Gansett’s Wright Winner of Decubellis Foundation Contest (The Patch, May 28, 2011)
Coventry Writer Takes 2nd Place in Writing Contest (The Patch, May 15, 2012)
Author Ann Hood Names Winners in Student Writing Contest (GoLocalProv, May 11. 2012)
Acclaimed Author Ann Hood Judges 2012 KDMF Writing Contest (, May 7, 2012)
DeCubellis Foundation writing contest focuses on economic turmoil (The Cranston Herald, Jan 11, 2012)
Author Ann Hood to judge KDMF 2012 writing contest (, Jan 3 2012)

2011 KDMF In The News
High school students wax poetic about being ‘Above the Influence’ (The Warwick Beacon, Nov, 15, 2011)
Scenes from the KDMF Road Race (The Patch, June 13, 2011)
Hundreds turn out for the 12th annual KDMF race/walk (, June 12, 2011)
KDMF race and family fun day (, June 8, 2011)
Students win the KDMF 2011 writing contest on bullying (The Examiner, May 23, 2011)
Author Tom Cobb judges 8th annual KDMF writing contest (, May 17, 2011)
Girls’ Lacrosse Takes Part in Spring Cleanup (The Patch, May 15, 2011)


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Newspaper Archives

09-Apr-08 Katie DeCubellis Memorial Foundation Donates $100,000 to Support New Student-Athlete Development Center at URI
09-Apr-08 DeCubellis Foundation pledges $100,000 for student-athlete development center
08-Apr-08 URI building to be named for Katie DeCubellis
21-Feb-08 Driver in fatal crash cancels parole hearing
24-Jan-07 Appeal Rejected in drunken-driving case
24-Oct-06 At Christofaro Park, Katie DeCubellis’ memorial garden will be a place for ‘peace and quiet’
16-Jun-05 DeCubellis race honors one student, raises funds for others
12-May-05 Donations recoup theft from tourney
26-Apr-02 A dose of reality for teenagers
30-Oct-01 SOUTH COUNTY JOURNAL – DeCubellis Foundation to host a ‘Thank-you’ celebration
16-Mar-01 ‘No matter what we do, there will always be a void’ Meg DeCubellis, mother of Katie – Driving home a hard lesson
13-Mar-01 Teens hear survivors’ stories
11-Dec-00 Fundraiser honors girl killed in crash
2-Oct-00 Aces for everyone in memorial tourney
16-May-00 Road race to honor memory of girl slain by drunken driver
11-Apr-00 Drunken driving: .08 bill is a start but still needs work
6-Apr-00 Drunken driving: Pushing the limits – Reise:’Somehow I feel that I will never be forgiven’
3-Apr-00 Tougher alcohol limits for drivers gains support
30-Mar-00 $10,000 to battle drunk driving
19-Mar-00 A little courtesy would be nice for the parents
9-Mar-00 AT THE ASSEMBLY – Legislators debate tougher drunken-driving sanctions – Another year, another plea
9-Mar-00 LETTERS – Your support has sustained us
8-Mar-00 Grieving couple joins crusade for 0.08 legislation
22-Nov-99 Bonfires, doves help honor memories of car-crash victims
18-Nov-99 Letters to the Editor – A world without alcohol or drugs
10-Nov-99 Viewpoint:  James Grande III – Katie will be missed by all those whose lives she touched
3-Nov-99 Saying goodbye to an angel
2-Nov-99 Drugs, alcohol blamed in fatal Route 4 crash
31-Oct-99 N. Kingston woman, 13-year-old girl die in crash blamed on drunken driver