There are many events held throughout the year in support of Connecticut Children’s. Whether you are looking for a family friendly event or an adult’s night out, it’s a great way to show your support to local businesses & organizations that support the programs and services we provide. Find an event and mark your calendar!
Through generous donations and participation, 112 superheroes raised $25,330 to support the COVID-19 Emergency Fund at Connecticut Children’s. Your contributions support our commitment to deliver family-centered care, while we keep our patients and families safe, and continue to provide the critical services needed during the COVID-19 crisis. We are so grateful.
Real Support for Real Heroes
Run your own race—participate at your own pace—all while generating support for Connecticut Children’s healthcare heroes.
Registration begins May 1st
Whether you choose to run or walk outside, complete your own race on a treadmill, participate in an online fitness class, practice yoga or go for a long bike ride—the way you choose to participate in the Superhero Virtual Challenge is completely up to you!
With so much of our usual lives interrupted by COVID-19, it’s time to engage the community to help raise critical funds for Connecticut Children’s.
Encourage your friends and family to register too!
Suggested social media content will be provided to make it easy to spread the word.
Join Horatio’s Bar of Waterbury as they celebrate their 2nd Annual Charity Golf Event in support of Connecticut Children’s. Whether you like to golf or have never tee’d off, this is the event for you! Proudly supporting the Greatest Need Children’s Fund, Horatio’s staff, customers and vendors look forward to a day on the green with friends.
Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place for:
(Men and Women)
CLOSEST TO THE LINE
(Men and Women)
CLOSEST TO THE PIN
HOLE IN ON CAR GIVEAWAY
sponsored by Blasius Chevrolet & Cadillac
8:00 AM Registration/Breakfast Buffet
Enjoy a delightful breakfast buffet, golfer gift bags and complimentary cigars.
9:30 AM Shotgun Start
Carts, greens, and range fees included. Beer and water provided on the course.
3:00 pm Lunch/Raffle/Awards
Wrap up the afternoon with a steak carving station, grilled chicken breast, salad station and dessert. A cash bar available.
Join us at Birdies & Horsepower as we kick off our Dream Ride Experience 2020 with a day of Golf, Cars, Horses, Awareness & Giving! We will be starting the day off with a Golf Tournament & ending the night in celebration at the Farmington Polo Club, while enjoying a Polo Match, Dinner, Cocktails, Car Show, Live Auction and Live Music. Birdies & Horsepower is proud to be raising awareness and funds for the Hometown Foundation, Inc., Dream Ride Experience 2020 and featured charity Connecticut Children’s.
This Event Is Rain Or Shine.
Schedule of Events:
Farmington Country Club Schedule
Click for directions to 806 Farmington Ave., Farmington, CT 06032
9:00 AM – Player Arrival & Registration
10:30 AM – Opening Ceremonies & Patio Lunch
11:00 PM – Shotgun Start
4:30 PM – “Start Your Engines” Rally to Farmington Polo Club
Farmington Polo Club Schedule
Click for directions to 152 Town Farm Rd., Farmington, CT 06032
5:00 PM – Guest Arrival & Check-in For Car Show
5:30 PM – Cocktail Hour, Hors d’oeuvres, Polo Match & Car Show
7:30 PM – Seated Dinner and Cocktails
8:00 PM – Evening Presentation & Live Auction
8:00 – 10:00 PM – Casino Games, Dessert & Live Music
Join us for our first-ever Extra Life Family Game Day
Saturday, June 27
Get your family together for a Family Game Day in support of children’s health care! The concept of Extra Life is that people pledge their support to the gamers who play any games they wish for an allotted amount of time. Gamers can participate in video, tabletop, lawn, fantasy and other games.
Households are encouraged to participate in Family Game Day on June 27. You can also mark your calendar for the 24-hour National Game Day on November 7. To encourage the most possible participation, the Extra Life program welcomes you to participate any day of the year for any amount of time, in order to raise funds to support Connecticut Children’s.
Register and create your own personal fundraising page, which you can share with friends, family, streamers, and more! Show off how you’re playing games to heal kids. All funds raised will benefit Connecticut Children’s as we continue to care for patients and families across Connecticut.
Fundraising begins on January 1, 2020, and ends on December 31, 2020.
Join Geno Auriemma’s Fore the Kids Virtual Program
With your safety and health as our top priority, we will be broadcasting a virtual reception program in place of our on-site evening event. We look forward to having this event open to the public for the first time!
Our Fore the Kids Virtual Program will feature Hall of Fame Coach Geno Auriemma, celebrity guests, follow-along interactive cocktail creations, a patient ambassador who came to Connecticut Children’s at only 2 days old, as well as silent/live auction items and a live appeal. To cap off your evening, enjoy an entertaining keynote address from Geno Auriemma.
If you are interested in joining our virtual program, please click here.
This is your chance to “tee it” up with Geno Auriemma, the hall-of-fame coach.
For golfing enthusiasts and fans of Coach Auriemma, we provide the ultimate experience at the area’s premier venue, supporting the most meaningful cause.
In these uncertain times, we understand this event will look a little different this year. We and the Hartford Golf Club will have a plan in place to give you a great day of golf while keeping you safe and healthy.
Enjoy incredible food and beverage, exceptional cigars and exciting contests on the course.
Tournament proceeds will provide funding for the Greatest Need Children’s Fund at Connecticut Children’s. Over the past 17 years, the tournament has raised more than $2 million for Connecticut Children’s. Thank you Coach Auriemma, our dedicated committee and all of our sponsors!
CLUBWAKA is back for the 3rd Annual Sand Volleyball Charity Classic! They have partnered with Revolutions, Rogo Distributors, iHeart Media to bring you a volleyball tournament to benefit Connecticut Children’s.
Adam Rivers from KC101 will be back DJing and playing your favorite music. We’ll have the photo booth, lawn games, food and drink specials all day.
There are three prize categories this year.
• The tournament winners will receive $1,500 cash.
• The most spirited (voted on by players) will receive tickets to 6 flags.
• OUR NEWEST PRIZE: The team that raises the most money on Connecticut Children’s website (deadline will be August 20, 2020) will win a VIP tailgate party for a TBD country concert!
Join The Hartford for a day of golf!
The Hartford Personal Lines division invites golfers of all levels to join them for a day of good sportsmanship and conversation on the links. Pros not eligible for golf prizes. Entries are limited to first 175 paid registrants. Please register by July 31st.
Golf entry ($125) includes:
18 Holes of golf with cart
Incredible hole-in-one prizes
Prizes for 1st and 2nd place Gross and Net scores
Closest to the pin prizes on all par 3’s
Men’s and Women’s long drive contest
Lunch at the turns
Buffet dinner following play
Dinner entry ($50) includes:
Buffet dinner at the clubhouse
Eligibility to partake in after-dinner raffle
10 raffle tickets
It’s our 16th year, and while we regret that we are unable to host an in-person tournament, we look forward to seeing what we can raise through a virtual event—let’s make it our best yet!
Join us VIRTUALLY in support of Connecticut Children’s while remembering a remarkable young man. Proceeds from this event brings hope to children and young adults with cancer.
The Ben Nascimbeni, Jr. Memorial Fund is dedicated to supporting access to, and treatment protocols of, the Clinical Trials Program at Connecticut Children’s. Ben’s family vowed to help find a cure – so no other families would experience the nightmare caused by this devastating disease.
“Inspired by a wish to give back, if only in a small way, and help others facing a cancer diagnosis in a child.”
Celebrate the life of Jacob Osit, who lost his battle with Neuroblastoma at the tender age of 10. Playing in his memory supports research at Connecticut Children’s and other organizations supporting children battling cancer. The tournament fills both 18-hole courses at Blackledge Country Club and offers numerous prizes, auction and raffle items. Dinner guests are welcome to join the golfers in the clubhouse at 4 pm for the reception.
Your day of golf includes: door prizes, lunch, buffet dinner and official GFTK apparel!
Prizes awarded on each course for:
- Top 3 teams
- Closest to the Pin
- Closest to the Line
- 50/50 raffle
- The world famous Golf Ball Toss!
At Golf Fore the Kids, we support the Cancer Clinical Trials program at Connecticut Children’s. The program provides novel therapeutic options for children with Neuroblastoma and other childhood solid tumors by developing personalized therapies to target the individual patient’s specific genetic makeup.