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Dear Friend,

Partnering with The Arc Eastern Connecticut to help support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is HEROIC in so many ways.

Sponsoring one or all of our wonderful 2023 fundraisers ensures their success and continued growth—helping us continue to provide the quality advocacy and support services that are so vital to people with IDD and their families in our communities.

OUR EVENTS: A film festival celebrating people with IDD, a great day of golf, and a road race for people of all abilities all underscore our deep roots in EASTERN CONNECTICUT. Your sponsorship lets people know you’re an integral part of our community.

YOUR PARTICIPATION: Your sponsorship shows that you’re a TRUSTED resource, committed to helping people with IDD achieve independence and inclusion—and that’s the best advertising your business can have. 

THE COMMUNITY CONNECTION: It’s proven that customers overwhelmingly choose businesses that share their values. The Arc Eastern Connecticut has been walking “In Partnership for Full Equality” with people who have IDD for over 70 years. We serve nearly 900 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. 

Chances are,
you know someone
we support . . .

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The Arc ECT’S 6th FILM FESTIVAL—Held on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at The Spa at Norwich Inn, this event showcases award-winning short films celebrating people with IDD. The evening includes hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and a cash bar. It’s an incredibly moving event.


35th ANNUAL GARDNER JOHNSON MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. This sure-to-be sold-out event on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at the Connecticut National Golf Club in Putnam includes food throughout the day, a beautiful and challenging course, great prizes, and fun times among friends. This year’s theme: Welcome Summer!

46th ANNUAL JACK O’KEEFE MEMORIAL STRIDES ROAD RACE. The Arc ECT’s 5k, 10k, and 1-mile Fun Run, Walk & Roll on Sunday, October 1, 2023, 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—

Be our 2023 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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