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The Arc's 20th Annual Rubber The Arc's 20th

Rotary Park / Quinebaug River - Putnam, CT 

August 13, 2017


The Arc Quinebaug Valley would like to extend a warm THANK YOU to everyone that participated in or supported our 2017 Rubber Duckie Race held on August 13, 2017 in downtown Putnam.  In conjunction with Putnam's Annual Car Show, this race is one of the agency's most successful fundraisers.  Just as important as the money raised, is the community awareness that comes as a direct result of all the publicity and the event itself for our programs and services.  All proceeds from the race go directly to the services that support individuals with intellectual, developmental and other life-affecting disabilities here in Northeastern, CT.  We are very grateful to the business community for their support.  All of the 50+ prizes were donated by community supporters.


Each duck has a number on the front which corresponds to a number on a ticket.  A large payloader truck from Rawson Materials is filled with the sold ducks that are then dumped into the river from the bridge on Bridge Street.  The ducks float down a raceway constructed of foam barriers.  About 200 yeards down they cross the finish line and are retrieved one at a time by Town Representatives.  For the third year in a row, we had Alma Morey, Putnam's Deputy Mayor, retrieving ducks.  These ducks are them bagged in numbered bags and brought up to the shore where they are matched with the corresponding prize.


We have games and activities for the kids as well, so join us for a fun filled day with something for everyone in the family at our next race!


Click here to view all 50 of our 2017 Rubber Duckie Prize Winners!


Click here to view our 2017 Rubber Duckie Race Sponsors!


We truly appreciate all of you!

The 30th Annual Gardner Johnson Memorial Golf Tournament

Presented by Gerardi Insurance Services, Inc. ​

June 16, 2017

The Arc Quinebaug Valley would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who made this golf tournament a huge success!  This event was held on June 16, 2017 at Connecticut National Golf Club in Putnam, CT.  Prizes were offered to the top finishing teams, as well as other contests throughout the play - closest to the pin, betting hole, and skins.  This year's tournament featured a chance to sink a hole in one on Hole 4 to win a car from Gates Automotive Group.  Our raffle offered even more chances to win some great prizes, which were donated by local businesses, community members, committee members, and arc employees. 


With a score of 57 on the Par 71 course, the foursome of Tim Cunha, Pete Cunha, Tommy Derosier and Scott Derosier took first place.  Second place winners were Dr. John Mooney, Mike Cristina, Jeff Clang, Jr. and Jeff Clang Sr. with a score of 60.  The foursome of Rick Dion, Doug May, Paul Roy & Chris Ketralis took third place with a score of 61.


The Annual Gardner Johnson Memorial Golf Tournament is a major fundraising event for The Arc and is well known in the community.  People seem to really look forward to this event and for that we are truly thankful, as proceeds directly benefit programs at The Arc Quinebaug Valley.  As always, we would like to express our gratitude to our community of players, volunteers, staff, participants, donors, and sponsors for supporting our success!


We have a variety of sponsorship levels to suit any business need.  Participation in the tournament ensures presence in The Arc's extensive advertising campaign prior to and at the tournament. 

For a list of our 2017 Tournament Sponsors & Supporters, please click here!


To view pictures from this event, please visit our photo gallery.


We hope to see you at our 2018 tournament event!


The Arc's 2017-2018 Giving Appeal is underway!


Please consider supporting our Annual Giving Appeal.  As our agency expands, our programs advance, and goals are being reached, The Arc continuously strives to maintain a high degree of excellence in our delivery of services, but we truly need your help, as we always want to improve and strengthen our capabilities to ensure success!


Now, in our 65th year, we contunue to achieve excellence within our community due to all of our supporters.  State funding is scarce and we are being faced with budget cuts every year, but we will continue to be strong and advocate for the rights of the individuals we serve. Will you help us reach our goal of $25,000? Our individuals deserve a wonderful journey in life, and it is you who can help make that possible! Thank you for sharing in the joy of our 65th year! We have come so far with your help!


To view our annual appeal letter, please click here.   


We truly appreciate your support in making a difference in someone's life!


Donations to the 2017-2018 Giving Appeal can be sent to The Arc Quinebaug Valley, 687 Cook Hill Road, Danielson, CT, 06239. (Please indicate that your donation is for The Giving Appeal when mailing any donation).


Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Crystal Simonson at 860-774-2827.

Thank you for helping to support inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in New London County!

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