EVENT CALENDAR

Θ SPECIAL NOTICE Θ

We are proactively reviewing all events organized by the Connecticut Children’s Foundation scheduled through June 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

• 3/21 QTHON Rescheduled to April 9
• 3/21 Legends at The Loft Date TBD
• 4/18 Avon UNICO Spring Dance Rescheduled to June 13
• 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
• 6/17 Abitz-Angel Memorial Golf Tournament Cancelled
• 6/20 Concorso Ferrari & Friends Date TBD
• 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


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!


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.

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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
18
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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
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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

BIRDIES & HORSEPOWER FACEBOOK

Jun
13
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Avon UNICO Spring Dance @ The Farmington Club
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Avon UNICO Spring Dance

In support of Connecticut Children’s and Avon UNICO Charities

Join the Avon Chapter of UNICO for a wonderful dinner followed by dancing, silent auction and an Italian cookie dessert station. A cash bar will be available for guests 21 and older. Proceeds in support of Connecticut Children’s Greatest Need Children’s Fund.

For more information or to RSVP, please email avonunico@gmail.com.

Connecticut Children’s is proud to be a beneficiary of fundraising activities managed by the Avon Chapter of UNICO, having contributed nearly $80,000 since 2013 in support of world-class care for children in our region. Avon UNICO is part of a national non-profit, the largest Italian American service organization in the country. In Italian, the word unico means “unique” or “one of a kind” and has become an acronym standing for Unity, Neighborliness, Integrity, Charity, and Opportunity (UNICO) and represents the character and purpose of the organization.

Jun
21
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[POSTPONED] Concorso Ferrari & Friends @ West Hartford Center
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Celebrate the 20th Annual Concorso Ferrari & Friends

Concorso Ferrari & Friends was created by a group of owners who wanted to use their exotic automobiles to put smiles on the faces of patients at Connecticut Children’s. Now in its 20th year, Concorso Ferrari & Friends is the signature automobile event for Southern New England. It celebrates all makes and models of Italian automobiles—from vintage Alfa Romeos, Fiats and Lamborghinis to the supercars of Ferrari, Pagani and Maserati—while raising awareness and critical funding to support Connecticut Children’s.

Join our car display or join us as a sponsor, volunteer or attendee! This event is free for the public to attend.



Jun
26
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The Hartford Personal Lines Golf Tournament @ Blue Fox Run Golf Course
Jun 26 @ 10:30 am

The Hartford Financial Services GroupJoin 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 May 31st.

REGISTER OR DONATE TODAY!


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

Aug
3
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Fifth Annual Robby Brisco Open @ Golf Club of Avon
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am

It’s a Hole in One for Cancer Research!

Please join the hundreds and hundreds of us who help give local children hope by participating in or sponsoring the 5th Annual Robby Brisco Open on August 3, 2020 at the Golf Club of Avon. In its first four years, The RBO has donated over $200,000 to the Pediatric Cancer Clinical Trials Programs at Connecticut Children’s.

There’ll be over 225 golfers and dinner guests, live music, breakfast, lunch, dinner, auctions, raffles, prizes and lots of fun! If you don’t golf, you can join us for the post-golf reception, dinner and awards ceremony. The winning foursome will be awarded the traditional RBO Red Jackets and have their names inscribed on the magnificent RBO Trophy! To register for golf or dinner, become a sponsor, or donate CLICK HERE!

Winners 2019

Remembering Robby

 

We will not rest until there is a cure.

Robby lost his 3 1/2 year battle with cancer in September 2015. Since then, other children from our area have lost their battles. Robby’s wish was that we continue his fight, the fight. It is children like Robby that motivate us and our family of volunteers to do what we can to stop something which should never happen.


CANCER FACTS

  • Cancer is the number one cause of death by disease among children.
  • 1 in every 285 children will be diagnosed with cancer.
  • 43 children per day are expected to be diagnosed with cancer.
  • Only 4% of federal government cancer research funding goes to study pediatric cancer.
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Geno Auriemma’s Fore the Kids Charity Golf Tournament @ Hartford Golf Club
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

This is your chance to “tee it” up with Geno Auriemma, the hall-of-fame coach.

Visit the tournament homepage

Geno Auriemma's Fore the Kids Charity Golf TournamentYour “round to remember” at the prestigious Hartford Golf Club will include NIKE apparel and gear, brunch, beverage and food stations, and a dinner reception hosted by special guests.

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!