Paint the Town
CONCORSO FERRARI & FRIENDS
June 23, 2019
LaSalle Road, West Hartford, CT
Your support helped us raise over $190,000 to benefit Connecticut Children’s Family Support Fund and have a profound impact on our patient families.
Concorso Ferrari & Friends 2019 featured a record number of supercars that thrilled spectators. It was an honor to have Connecticut basketball legend Jim Calhoun and Jillian Duffy—Miss Connecticut and a former Connecticut Children’s cancer patient—greet each of the 40 patients from the patient parade as they walked the red carpet. These incredible kids are cared for by a variety of specialists at Connecticut Children’s. On June 23, though, they had the opportunity to step away from their diagnoses and simply enjoy their childhood.
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. Looking forward to 20th year in 2020, 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.
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“If you can dream it, you can do it”
– Enzo Ferrari
Enzo Ferrari watched his first race when he was ten years old in Bologna (won by Felice Nazzaro) and immediately fell in love with racing. After serving in World War Ι and recovering from a serious illness, Ferrari started living his dream. In 1919 he was hired as a test driver for Costruzioni Mecanniche Nazionali. In the same year he debuted as a racing driver in a hill climb race, and by 1924 he earned his fame by winning the Coppa Acerbo driving an Alfa Romeo RL. A child’s dream came true, and the Ferrari name was put on the map.