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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make a $5 donation to Connecticut Children’s, your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, and get a five gallon bucket and 20% off whatever fits in it, with normal exclusions. Please see stores for details.
Since becoming a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals partner in 1991, Ace Hardware has raised more than $100 million for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country. This success stems from the creative fundraising efforts of the Ace Hardware Foundation and the generous contributions of Ace retailers, customers, vendor partners and team members.
Branford Building Supplies, Branford
Larsen Ace Hardware, Canton
R W Hine Ace Hardware, Cheshire
Steward’s Ace Hardware, Clinton
Hope Ace Hardware, Colchester
East Hampton Ace Hardware East Hampton
Katz Ace Hardware, Glastonbury
Hebron Ace Hardware, Hebron
Ace Hardware of Kent, Kent
Ace Home Center Middletown
Ace Home Center, Norwich
Ace Hardware, Oxford
Ace Hardware, Rocky Hill
Rocky’s Ace Hardware, Vernon
Larsen Ace Hardware, West Hartford
Windsor Ace Hardware, Windsor
Ace Hardware, Woodbury
Sunflowers as far as the eye can see
Come get lost in OUTER SPACE at Lyman Orchard’s sunflower maze! With more than 350,000 red and yellow sunflowers immersing guests in a 360-degree environment, it’s a wonderful experience for children and adults alike. Enjoy Lyman Orchards 2.5-acre sunflower maze as yellow finches and beautiful butterflies fly around.
Open Daily 9:00 am – 5:00 pm from August 1 through August 30.
$1 of each admission is donated to in support of pediatric cancer patients at Connecticut Children’s. Over the past 13 years, supporters of the maze have helped Lyman Orchards contributed more than $132,000 to the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children’s.
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 check back for more information.
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.
Thank you to the players and supporters of the 9th Annual CT DOT Fall Golf Classic for your exceptional commitment and dedication to Connecticut Children’s, raising close to $70,000 in 8 years.
In a historically sold out event, over 300 players will enjoy a picturesque day of golf to support Connecticut Children’s. What could be a better way to support the health and well-being of the children and families in your local community?
Proceeds from the annual tournament allow Connecticut Children’s to improve access to healthcare for all children.
FORE! Join us on the green.
Our 18th Annual Aces for Kids Golf Outing will be an amazing event you don’t want to miss. Sponsors and participants have the opportunity to network with industry leaders in the aerospace community in addition to enjoying a beautiful day of golf. Our volunteers assist in day-of efforts to ensure a smooth and fun event for golfers. Once off the course, everyone is able to relax and enjoy the clubhouse reception.
Last year, dedicated supporters and newcomers joined together to raise over $89,000 for Connecticut Children’s. Event Chairman, Bill Gonet – Barnes Aerospace, expressed his gratitude of the aerospace industry sponsors that make the tournament possible. His remarks were followed by Lindsay David’s. Lindsey is the mother of a young patient, Gavin, and she spoke about the life-saving treatment her son has received in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children’s and inspired attendees to give generously.
Since inception in 2002, this event has raised nearly $1,000,000 and is a key annual fundraising event to benefit Connecticut Children’s and its pediatric cancer patients.
Connecticut Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders provides access to state-of-the-art therapies for newly diagnosed patients as well as those with resistant or recurring cancers. For patients seeking hope in a new treatment, we provide options close to home. In addition to using today’s most advanced technology, Connecticut Children’s is working to define tomorrow’s innovation through vigorous research and exploring new treatments and cures. The Aces for Kids Golf Outing is proud to support the Division of Hematology/Oncology in creating the most comprehensive, patient-centered program in the region.
Photo Gallery – 2019