Sponsor an Event

Each year there are nearly 100 fundraising events that support Connecticut Children's, including several signature events, which provide local businesses and organizations the opportunity to reach key target audiences while demonstrating support for Connecticut’s children and their families. Many of our events draw community and media attention and provide opportunities for you, your company, vendors or employees to get involved.


HuskyTHON - February 20-21, 2016

HuskyTHON is a year-long fundraising effort at the University of Connecticut that is recognized as the second largest fundraising event supporting Connecticut Children's Medical Center. UCONN students celebrate the year with an eighteen hour dance marathon over the course of a February weekend. From humble beginnings, they have grown to become one of the premier student-run philanthropic events in the state as well as being in the top 15 for Miracle Network Dance Marathons across the nation. Sponsorship opportunities are now available.
Contact: Scott Organek sorgane@connecticutchildrens.org 860-837-5715



Cycle of Life - June 5, 2016

Celebrating the 9th year, join us in creating fond memories for hundreds of pediatric cancer survivors and children who are currently undergoing treatment for cancer or blood disorders as they celebrate their journey and participate in various activities that explore nutrition and exercise. There are many sponsorship opportunities ranging from $250 to $10,000. Your partnership in creating fond memories for these very special children is greatly appreciated.
Contact: Caitlin Gadecki  cgadecki@connecticutchildrens.org  860-837-5731



Concorso Ferrari & Friends - June 26, 2016

Concorso Ferrari & Friends is a premiere car show hosted by the Ferrari Club of America/New England Region. For one day only, West Hartford Center is transformed into an amazing display of exotic Italian automobiles. All to benefit Connecticut Children's Medical Center!
Contact: Robin Vidito  rvidito@connecticutchildrens.org  (860) 837-5719



Geno Auriemma Golf Tournament - June 27, 2016

Geno Auriemma’s “Fore the Kids” Charity Golf Tournament - where players are treated to a day filled with 18-holes at the prestigious Hartford Golf Club, followed by a spectacular dinner catered by Outback Steakhouse of Manchester, Connecticut. You will enjoy a wonderful day and leave with the satisfaction of knowing that you helped to make a difference in the life of a child.
Contact: Robin Vidito  rvidito@connecticutchildrens.org  (860) 837-5719



vie for the kids - Fall 2016

vie for the kids is the single, largest fundraising effort for the Medical Center’s Clinical Trials Program for Cancer and Blood Disorders. The 6K Trail Run/Walk begins with a Kids Fun Run followed by a trail run/walk through the picturesque Ethel Walker Woods. This pristine and protected jewel offers the perfect setting for participants of all skill levels.

The always anticipated Dinner at Millwright's is an exceptional affaire. The evening ambiance is set as guests stroll through the illuminated covered bridge to enjoy a sumptuous menu created especially for their dining experience. The dinner embodies innovative and decadent approaches to farm-to-table indulgence, featuring the finest local meats, seafood and produce from the farms, fields and waters of Connecticut.
Contact: Robin Vidito  rvidito@connecticutchildrens.org  (860) 837-5719


Team Connecticut Children's - Eversource Hartford Marathon - October 8, 2016

TEAM Connecticut Children’s will be participating in the Eversource Hartford Marathon that will be held on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 in Bushnell Park. Over the past 10 years, TEAM Connecticut Children’s has grown to be the largest charity team participating at the marathon and has raised over $256,000 for the children of Connecticut. In 2015 alone, our 144 runners raised over $50,000 to support the children who walk through the medical center doors each & every day. The continued dedication and passion from TEAM CT Children’s has made our 2016 mission more powerful and important than ever. With your support, we will continue the momentum of raising funds and creating awareness throughout the community.
Contact: Summer Spellman  sspellman@connecticutchildrens.org  (860) 837-5725


Storybook Gala - November 12, 2016

This year will mark the 24th year for the Storybook Gala. 2015 had the largest attendance to-date with 850 guests and more than $875,000 raised, bringing this signature event's contribution to more than $3.5 million for Connecticut Children's. Proceeds from this signature event significantly enhance the  investments of the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Friends in the Medical Center. The Friends help fulfill Connecticut Children’s mission by funding state-of-the-art equipment and innovative programs that benefit patients, family and staff. Every corner of the Medical Center is touched as the Friends support strategic priorities, provide grants to assist patients and staff and award employee scholarships.
Contact: Chrissa Caramia  ccaramia@connecticutchildrens.org  (860) 837-5728



State Police Toy Drive - December 15-18, 2016

Entering it's 20th year, troopers from Troop H of the Connecticut State Police will be as busy as Santa’s elves carrying out their annual December Toy Drive. With assistance from the Ambulance Service of Manchester (ASM) and Aetna Ambulance, the troopers collect cash donations and toys to benefit children who find themselves at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center during the holidays and in the Emergency Department (ED) throughout the year.

Each year, approximately 40 troopers from the Hartford barracks, along with personnel from the ambulance services, take their posts at three area Toys “R” Us stores in Manchester, Newington and West Hartford to uphold what has become an annual holiday tradition and one of the most visible community service programs in the state.
Contact: Marci Lombardo  mlombardo@connecticutchildrens.org  (860) 837-5737

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