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Dear Friend,

You can help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities now by partnering with The Arc Eastern Connecticut for one—or all—of our EXCITING 2021 fundraisers.

Your business + The Arc ECT = A winning PARTNERSHIP!

COMMUNITY. From inspiring films to a great day of golf to an inclusive health & fitness race, The Arc’s events underscore our deep roots here in EASTERN CONNECTICUT. Let people know you’re a community CHAMPION, too!

COMMITMENT. Your sponsorship demonstrates your LEADERSHIP as a trusted local resource helping people with IDD live their dreams—and that’s the best advertisement your business can make.

CONNECTION. Studies show that loyal 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 almost 70 years. We serve close to 1,000 people and their families here in Eastern Connecticut in supported residences, employment training and placement programs, summer camp, empowerment/enrichment (including empowerment groups for survivors of sex abuse and domestic violence) as well as health and fitness programs including Special Olympics. 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

Be a HERO of The Arc ECT today!

5th Annual Film Festival. There’s no business like show business . . . and the show must go on! The Arc ECT’s 5th Annual Film Festival continues virtually on April 22, 2021, with our ever-popular line-up of short, entertaining and inspiring films starring people with IDD, featuring EXCLUSIVE entertainment by local celebrities . . . and more.


33rd Annual Gardner Johnson Memorial Golf Tournament.  This sure-to-be  sold-out event on June 25, 2021, at Connecticut National Golf Club in Putnam delivers a beautifully manicured and challenging course, 3 delicious meals, great prizes and fun times among friends!

44th Annual Jack O’Keefe Memorial Strides Road Race. The Arc’s October 3, 2021,  5k, 10k, and 1-mile Fun Run, Walk & Roll offers timed events for great prizes as professional and amateur athletes from across the region enjoy a popular end-of-season race, great food and swag.

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Become a Community HERO now!
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 for IMPORTANT DETAILS on YOUR CHOICE of 
7 SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS. (All sponsorship forms also available at

FOR MORE DETAILS . . .Please call me, Denise Tift, at 860.889.4435 x116 or email dtift@thearcect.org.

Best Regards,

Denise Tift
Director of Community Outreach

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