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Dear Friend of The Arc ECT,

Your sponsorship of our yearly fundraising events has been nothing short of, well, HEROIC. We’re hoping that you’ll continue to partner with us this year as we present three more great fundraisers that benefit and support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our communities.

Supporting our three 2024 fundraisers as a “Hero Sponsor” not only helps us continue to provide quality services and vital advocacy on the local and state level, it triples your company’s exposure in the region through our advertising, promotion, and social media announcements of our events.

And what great events we have in store for 2024!

June: The 36th Annual Gardner Johnson Memorial Golf Tournament at CT

National Club in Putnam

July: Our 4th Annual Murder Mystery Dinner (“Now You See It, Now You Don’t”)
October: The 47th Annual Jack O’Keefe Memorial Strides Road Race for people of all abilities


SHARED VALUES: All our fundraisers underscore our deep roots in EASTERN CONNECTICUT. Your sponsorship lets people know you’re a trusted resource and an integral part of our community, committed to helping people with IDD achieve independence and inclusion—and that’s the best advertising your business can have.

THE COMMUNITY CONNECTION: The Arc Eastern Connecticut has been walking “In Partnership for Full Equality” with people who have IDD for over 70 years. We serve nearly 800 people and their families through supported residences, employment training and placement programs, summer camp, empowerment/enrichment programs, as well as health and fitness programs including Special Olympics.

Your Sponsorship Makes a World of Difference: All proceeds of The Arc’s fundraisers — 100% — benefit people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

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THE 4TH ANNUAL MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER. This year . . . everyone gets out alive! But not before being presented with clues and a smorgasbord of suspects designed to keep even the most seasoned sleuths on their toes. Held on Saturday, July 30, 2024 at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, and featuring The Murder Company’s actors, this interactive evening includes hors d’oeuvres, dinner, cash bar, intrigue . . . and fun!

36th ANNUAL GARDNER JOHNSON MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. This event, held on Monday, June 17, 2024 at Connecticut National Golf Club in Putnam, includes food throughout the day, a beautiful and challenging course, great prizes, and special contests for  adventurous golfers.
This year’s theme:

47th ANNUAL JACK O’KEEFE MEMORIAL STRIDES ROAD RACE. The Arc ECT’s 5k, 10k, and 1-mile Fun Run, Walk & Roll on Sunday, October 6, 2024 offers timed events with great prizes. Professional and amateur athletes from across the region enjoy this popular end-of-season race with delicious food and giveaways.

This Year's Events—

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Be our 2024 Hero—it’s great for your business,
and makes an enormous difference in the lives of the people we support.

Be a hero all year round . . . SPONSOR ALL THREE EVENTS to $AVE BIG and increase your corporate
exposure THREEFOLD.

Please see the convenient FACT SHEET (above) for IMPORTANT DETAILS on YOUR CHOICE of

QUESTIONS? Please call Denise Tift at 860.889.4435 x116 or email

Our sincerest thanks for supporting vital programs for people with IDD in our region.

Best Regards,

Denise Tift
Director of Community Outreach

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