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EVENTS

Θ SPECIAL NOTICE Θ

We are proactively reviewing all events organized by the Connecticut Children’s Foundation scheduled through the end of 2020. As we determine the future of each event, we will communicate plans to our guests and sponsors. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please check back here for the most up-to-date notices for Foundation events, including events hosted by third-parties. Questions? Please contact events@connecticutchildrens.org.

POSTPONED EVENTS

• 4/18 Avon UNICO Spring Dance Date TBD
• 4/19 Cross-Eyed Cat Concert Date TBD
• 4/25 American Legion Kids Walk Date TBD
• 5/16 Reid’s Run 5K Rescheduled to Oct. 18
• 5/16 Aces for Kids Golf Outing Rescheduled to Sept. 12
• 5/17 Run 4 Robin Cancelled
• 5/18 Horatio’s 2nd Annual Charity Golf Event Date TBD
• 5/28 Birdies & Horsepower Cancelled
• 6/8 Manchester UNICO Golf Tournament Cancelled
• 6/11 Allied Printing Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament Rescheduled to Oct. 1
• 6/17 Abitz-Angel Memorial Golf Tournament Cancelled
• 6/20 Concorso Ferrari & Friends Rescheduled to Sept. 26
• 6/22 Geno Auriemma’s Fore the Kids Charity Golf and Dinner Rescheduled to Aug. 3
• 6/25 Jacob Osit Memorial Golf Fore The Kids Rescheduled to Sept. 3
• 6/28 The Hartford Personal Lines Golf Tournament Rescheduled to Aug. 28
• 8/3 The 5th Annual Robby Brisco Open Cancelled


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!


Feb
25
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IHOP National Pancake Day @ IHOP Restaurants
Feb 25 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Flip It Forward for Kids

Eight IHOP® Restaurants in Connecticut will join hundreds across the nation in celebrating its 15th annual IHOP National Pancake Day event on Tuesday, February 25, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Participating IHOP Restaurants will serve up a free short stack of its world-famous buttermilk pancakes for patrons while collecting donations for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, of which Connecticut Children’s is part.


Visit Your Local IHOP

Local IHOP Restaurants participating in National Pancake Day this year include those in Bloomfield, Hamden, Manchester, Newington, Orange, Southington, Wallingford and Waterbury. In 2019, local IHOP Restaurants raised more than $27,000 through its National Pancake Day event and Balloon Campaign. This year, staff and volunteers from Connecticut Children’s will be on hand to greet guests.

This year, IHOP expects to serve a record-breaking 5 million pancakes in a single day to support its charity partners.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is a network of 170 healthcare providers dedicated to treating children facing life-threatening illnesses.


Mar
8
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Pints for the PICU @ New Park Brewing
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us and help raise money for other cardiac patients of Connecticut Children’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Enjoy good food, live music, and the best beer in Connecticut all for a great cause. The money raised will support research, patient care, and will help ensure that the book, In My Heart, is given to each family, signed with messages of love and encouragement from the PICU doctors and nurses who are there every step of the way for patients and families.

Get Tickets   Support the PICU Heart Book Fund

The Story Behind Pints for the PICU

Our daughter, Emersyn, had open heart surgery five days after she was born.

That meant we would be in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Connecticut Children’s for an unknown amount of time.

During our stay we brought a book with us, In My Heart, in the hopes that everyone who helped Emersyn on her journey would sign it and maybe leave a little message. To our surprise every doctor, nurse, and surgeon loved the idea and each took the time to write her a personal note. Some long, some short, but each one from their hearts. Those beautiful words that helped get us through Emersyn’s surgery, will one day help us explain to her what she went through and, most importantly, who her angels were.

Exactly one year to the day of her surgery we received a letter from Agnes and Kayla, two of Emersyn’s nurses from the PICU. They loved the idea of the book so much, they managed to pull some funding together and had just given their first round of In My Heart books to their current cardiac patients. And all the doctors, nurses, and surgeons signed each one.

Jason Cheshire, a grateful father

Mar
19
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[CANCELLED] Dairy Queen Free Cone Day
Mar 19 all-day

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Enjoy the first day of Spring with Dairy Queen®!

At participating Dairy Queen® locations throughout Connecticut, fans will enjoy a free small vanilla soft-serve cone with the signature curl on top (limit one per customer while supplies last). Stores will be collecting donations in support of Connecticut Children’s through their partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Celebrating more than 30 years and $125 million raised for local kids!
Dairy Queen® loves kids. Whether its kids’ sports teams celebrating at our restaurants after games, children enjoying dinner with their parents or teenagers visiting for cool treats at the end of a date, DQ® and kids go hand in hand. And if these cherished youngsters ever become sick or injured, we want to help assure they have the best medical care available. That’s why the DQ® system has been a proud national partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 1984.


Participating Locations

(check with your local DQ® location for participation details)

Manchester
Milford
Norwich
Plainville

Mar
21
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[POSTPONED] Legends at the Loft @ The Loft NHV Vehicle Storage
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Legends At The LoftPOSTPONED UNTIL LATER DATE!

For updates follow us on social media
Facebook: Concorso Ferrari & Friends
Instagram: @concorsoferrari

Spend your Saturday night at The Loft in New Haven, a premier & exclusive car venue. The Loft is a brand new, 40,000 square foot, two floor luxury car storage facility, with elevator access for supercars. Lavish in over 100 cars on display, food, signature cocktails, fashion show, band, DJ and more!

Limited space is available, pre-registration is required. Please enter your car details in Special Request Section at check out.

Legends at the Loft is a special presentation by Concorso Ferrari & Friends charity event to benefit Connecticut Children’s.

Apr
9
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QTHON Virtual Dance Marathon @ Quinnipiac University
Apr 9 all-day

QTHON is a year-long fundraising enterprise led by Quinnipiac University students, which culminates in a 10-hour dance marathon to raise funds and awareness in support of Connecticut Children’s. However, due to the current crisis these students are bringing their event virtual this year!


Follow our Virtual Dance Marathon on Instagram!

In 2019, over 1,700 dancers raised more than $332,000. This brings the students’ eight-year cumulative giving total to more than $1 million. QTHON strives to bring together the student body and the local community to raise funds in support of valuable care that patients and their families receive at Connecticut Children’s.

In addition to the Quinnipiac students, patient families from Connecticut Children’s will attend the event and will dance the night away. They are matched with student groups and are able to dance, play games, participate in arts and crafts, and much more.

For more information about QTHON, please visit QTHON’s About Us page.

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Apr
19
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[POSTPONED] Crosseyed Cat Benefit Concert @ Waterbury Elks Lodge
Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Crosseyed Cats Rock Out for the Kids!

The Waterbury Elks Lodge will be full of Rock N’ Blues as Crosseyed Cat takes over the stage. Join Crosseyed Cat and Redline and two guest bands, New England’s Head Over Heals and Red Zone, as they rock Sunday away for the kids. Tickets include admission as well as a buffet lunch/dinner. Cash bar will be available.

Inspired by the great urology care his daughter received as an infant, Tommy Sanchez decided he could make a difference for other children doing what he loves. Started back in 2011 by Sweet Eddie Sanchez, Tommy Sanchez and Joe Gabriel, this spectacular concert has raised more than $100,000 to date, with $17,500 raised in 2019 alone. And these guys aren’t messing around – they have their sights set on raising $20,000 in 2020.

Come out and show your support for Connecticut Children’s Urology Department. Tickets are available at the door.

Donate

Apr
25
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[POSTPONED] American Legion Kids Walk
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
[POSTPONED] American Legion Kids Walk

Join us in a morning walk for the kids at one of our six picturesque locations. Bring a suggested donation of $25 or your collected pledges and receive a t-shirt! Enjoy beautiful scenery, family atmosphere and refreshments.

The Department of Connecticut American Legion is a strong advocate for children and youth. This steadfast dedication continues to be a driving force on behalf of children across the country. For over 27 years, the American Legion Family has conducted Kids Walks to benefit children in need. Join the American Legion family in support of children cared for at Connecticut Children’s.

Locations:

  • Rockwell Park
    Jacob Street and Dutton Avenue

    Bristol, CT

  • Post 76 Town Hall
    19 Church Street

    North Haven, CT

  • Great Hollow Lake
    454 Purdy Hill Road

    Monroe, CT

  • Grace Episcopal Church
    336 Main Street

    Old Saybrook, CT

  • River Trail
    Kennedy Drive
    Putnam, CT
  • Town of Lebanon
    579 Exeter Road
    Lebanon, CT 06475

For Connecticut Children’s to provide world-class care of our children, we need your help. Your participation and support will enable us to invest in the necessary people, resources and technology that define the exceptional care our children depend on and deserve.

We are excited to see you there!

May
1
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Superhero Virtual Challenge @ Anywhere you choose
May 1 – May 31 all-day

Real Support for Real Heroes

Run your own race—participate at your own pace—all while generating support for Connecticut Children’s healthcare heroes.

The first $10,000 in donations will be matched by our generous sponsor Capital City Education Alliance.Registration begins May 1st

SIGN UP TODAY!

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.

May
18
Mon
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[POSTPONED] Horatio’s Charity Golf Event @ Watertown Golf Club
May 18 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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.

Brochure

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place for:

LONGEST DRIVE
(Men and Women)

CLOSEST TO THE LINE
(Men and Women)

CLOSEST TO THE PIN

and

HOLE IN ON CAR GIVEAWAY
sponsored by Blasius Chevrolet & Cadillac


Schedule

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.

May
28
Thu
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[POSTPONED] Birdies & Horsepower @ Farmington Country Club & Farmington Polo Club
May 28 @ 10:30 am – 10:00 pm

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.

ONLINE REGISTRATION


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

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