After their son Chase died in a car accident, the DeBarros family went on a mission to spread his giving spirit with acts of kindness to strangers.
Team Chase Foundation with the Good Morning America anchors
In February 2020, Chase Soares, a 23-year-old from Falmouth, died in a tragic car accident. Soares was a son, a friend, and a passionate basketball player. He was also the firstborn of his mother, Brooke DeBarros, and her pride and joy. To deal with the grief of her son’s death and to keep his memory alive,… Continue reading Cape mother turns grief into kindness via nonprofit foundation
Originally posted at wach.com by Jay Weaver | Thursday, August 11th 2022
By KAREN B. HUNTER The Enterprise Falmouth Oct 16, 2020 Volunteers who helped pave the road in St. Joseph Cemetery ended the job with a group photograph. In back, from left to right, are Bobby Gonsalves Jr., Matthew Ogg, Bobby Gonsalves Sr., Carl Gonsalves, Daren McDonald and Norman DeBarros Jr. In front are Robert Fortier,… Continue reading Volunteers Pave St. Joseph Cemetery Road In Memory Of Chase R. Soares
FALMOUTH – The head of a Falmouth nonprofit spoke about how her organization spreads acts of kindness while keeping her late son’s memory alive. President of the Team Chase Foundation, Brooke DeBarros, spoke about her group and her late son Chase Soares in a recent Sunday Journal interview. Soares was a Falmouth student… Continue reading Falmouth Nonprofit Spreads Acts of Kindness
In February 2020, Chase Soares, a 23-year-old from Falmouth, died in a tragic car accident. Soares was a son, a friend, and a passionate basketball player. He was also the firstborn of his mother, Brooke DeBarros, and her pride and joy. To deal with the grief of her son’s death, and to keep his memory… Continue reading A Cape Cod mother who lost her son in 2020 started a nonprofit foundation to keep her son’s memory alive by spreading kindness
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FALMOUTH, Mass. — The Falmouth-based Team Chase Foundation is on a mission to spread kindness.
By ALICE TAN
Chase Soares spent much of his 23 years of life passing basketballs.
Since his death in 2020, his mother, Brooke L. DeBarros, has organized a nonprofit organization, the Team Chase Foundation, to safeguard his legacy, with a mission to keep a metaphorical ball of kindness rolling around the world.
If Falmouth High School graduate Chase R.S. Soares had not died in a car accident in February of 2020, he would have been 26 years old this spring. “I grieve every single day; the pain never goes away,” Chase’s mother Brooke L. DeBarros said in an interview this week, two years after her son’s death.… Continue reading Grieving Mother Finds Purpose In Random Acts Of Kindness And Helping Others
On February 15, 2020, at the age of 23 years old, Chase Soares of Falmouth passed away tragically in an auto accident. To honor Chase, his family and friends have created The Team Chase Foundation to provide funding for youth athletic and educational initiatives for underserved communities. Sunday, the 15th, Chase’s birthday, Team Chase held… Continue reading The Team Chase Foundation
The Team CHASE Foundation will hold a launch party on Sunday, May 15, from noon to 3 PM. Team CHASE is a nonprofit organization founded by the family of Chase Soares, who was killed in an automobile accident in 2020. The son of Brooke and Norman DeBarros, Chase was a 2014 graduate of Falmouth… Continue reading Team CHASE Foundation Will Have Launch Party
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine—The Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) Athletics Department and SeaWolves Athletics Club have strategized a long-term branding initiative inside the HUB Athletics Center, and the first of a series of improvements was completed on Thursday, Jan. 21. The Varsity Athletic Hallway, leading student-athletes from each of the team locker rooms into the gymnasium,… Continue reading SMCC Athletics Completes Varsity Athletic Hallway in Memory of Chase Soares
Text and Photos by Sarah E. Murphy, Foundation News The life of Chase R. Soares ended far too soon, but his family is making certain that his legacy lives forever. Since Chase’s tragic passing at the age of 23 last February, his mother, Brooke Lopes DeBarros has navigated her grief by focusing on the bright… Continue reading Labor of Love: Honoring Chase Soares