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


Throughout the year, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation hosts several fun-filled, signature events. These provide an excellent venue for people like you to make new friends and have fun! From golf to 5K’s and dining to car shows, there is something for everyone to attend in celebration of our vital mission of making the children of Connecticut the healthiest in the nation.

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Upcoming Events

Connecticut Children’s Race Series

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We encourage runners of all skill levels to check out the run, walk and challenge events hosted throughout the year in support of Connecticut Children’s. Whether you’re a first-time 5K participant or a seasoned marathon runner – the Connecticut Children’s Race Series has the race for you!

Connecticut Children’s Champ Program

Be recognized for your commitment to fundraising for Connecticut Children’s by competing for the title of Connecticut Children’s Champ! Push yourself across the finish line and maximize your online fundraising for a chance to select a special recognition item as our way of saying thanks. Going the extra mile helps us provide the care kids need close to home so as an added bonus you will receive an invitation to a Foundation reception. More details are available on the race series page.

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Superhero Virtual Challenge

Location of your choice
May 1 – 31, 2020

Join the Challenge to show your support of the superheroes working at Connecticut Children’s. Each mile you walk, run or bike will benefit Connecticut Children’s. Every yoga session, CrossFit workout or plank challenge you complete supports our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

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Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day

Dairy Queen
Participating CT locations
(excluding Fairfield County)

Thursday, July 23, 2020

We are predicting Blizzards® in the forecast for Thursday, July 25!

That’s right, participating Dairy Queen locations will be donating a portion of their Blizzard® sales that day to Connecticut Children’s through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Stop by a participating DQ and grab a Blizzard® Treat for the kids.

Please note, not all Dairy Queen locations participate in this program.

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Geno Auriemma's Fore the Kids Charity Golf Tournament

Geno Auriemma’s Fore the Kids Golf Tournament

Hartford Golf Club
West Hartford, CT
Monday, August 3, 2020

This is your chance to “tee it” up with Geno Auriemma, the hall-of-fame coach. Your “round to remember” at the prestigious Hartford Golf Club will include NIKE apparel and gear, brunch, beverage and food stations, and a dinner reception.

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!

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CLUBWAKA Sand Volleyball Charity Classic

CLUBWAKA Sand Volleyball Charity Classic

Revolutions Bowling & Lounge
South Windsor, CT
Saturday, August 22, 2020

CLUBWAKA is back for the 3rd Annual Sand Volleyball Charity Classic! Form a team and sign-up today! They have partnered with Revolutions, Rogo Distributors, iHeart Media to bring you a volleyball tournament to benefit Connecticut Children’s. Participants and spectators can also get involved off the sand by signing up to fundraise online in just a few easy steps.

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.

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Aces for Kids Golf Outing

Blue Fox Run Golf Course
Avon, CT
Saturday, September 12, 2020

Our 18th Annual Aces for Kids Golf Outing will be an amazing event you don’t want to miss. Since inception in 2002, this event has raised nearly $1,000,000 and is a key annual fundraising event in support of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children’s. As a supporter of this event, you have the opportunity to network with industry leaders in the aerospace community.

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Concorso Ferrari & Friends

Concorso Ferrari & Friends

Town Hall
West Hartford, CT
Saturday, September 26, 2020

Concorso Ferrari & Friends was created by a group of Ferrari 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 has become the signature automobile event in 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, Maserati, and Italian Motorcycles are also welcome! This jaw-dropping event is held to raise awareness and critical funding to support Connecticut Children’s.

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Connecticut Children’s Gala

Connecticut Convention Center
Hartford, CT
November 14, 2020

Join Connecticut Children’s for a 1920s-inspired event celebrating 100 years of pediatric healthcare advancements. Our annual gala attracts more than 1,100 business and community leaders, doctors, patients and staff and raises more than $1.5 million to support outstanding pediatric healthcare for children across the region and around the globe.

To learn more, contact Bree Pelczar at 860.837.5713 or bpelczar@connecticutchildrens.org.

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Past Events

PJ Day for the Kids

Schools and Businesses
throughout Connecticut
2019 – 2020 School Year

PJ Day for the Kids kicks off its 9th annual event on Friday, December 13, 2019, with a mission to not only raise money, but to honor the brave kids fighting cancer at Connecticut Children’s. Join us as students and businesses across Connecticut wear their PJs for the kids.

Since 2011, thousands of children in Connecticut have worn their PJs to school in support of kids at Connecticut Children’s. Each year, PJ Day has inspired more and more schools and businesses across the state of Connecticut to participate. Won’t you join them?

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HuskyTHON

Hugh S. Greer Field House
UCONN – Storrs, CT
February 22-23, 2020

HuskyTHON is a year-long fund-raising effort coordinated by students at the University of Connecticut, which culminates in an eighteen-hour dance marathon celebration over the course of a weekend in February.

From humble beginnings, HuskyTHON has grown to become the largest fundraising event in support of Connecticut Children’s. Having raised more than $1.5 million in 2020 and nearly $8 million since 2000, UConn students are proud of these accomplishments, but they are not stopping there.

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QTHON Dance Marathon

Quinnipiac University
Hamden, CT

Thursday, April 9, 2020

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 COVID-19 crisis these students hosted their event virtually in 2020!

Since 2012, QTHON has raised $1,259,044.75 million for Connecticut Children’s. 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.

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Extra Life

Location of your choice
Anywhere, USA
November 2, 2019
Campaign open through 12/31/19

PLAY GAMES TO HELP HEAL LOCAL KIDS

Extra Life unites thousands of gamers in a year-round fundraising initiative that culminates in a 24-hour gaming challenge which can be done from the comfort of your own couch. Gamers — people who play video games, board games, phone games, card games and other forms of competitive play — use their passion to raise money in support of their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Last year, Extra Life raised more than $127,000 for Connecticut Children’s.

Be a hero.

Dedicate a day of play for kids in your community!

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