Annual Celebration & Donor Appreciation Dinner

Annual Celebration 2017

November 29, 2017

Hartford Golf Club

On Wednesday, November 29th, Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut celebrated the past year’s accomplishments at our Annual Celebration & Donor Appreciation Dinner, held at the Hartford Golf Club. We shared remarkable stories of patients and participants who have overcome hardships and now thrive with the help of Easterseals programs and services, and honored exemplary volunteers, employees, and community partners.

 2017 Awardees

Joseph Pavelack – Medical Achievement of the Year

John Pearl – Vocational Achievement of the Year

Chili’s – Employer of the Year

Dan Bracken – Employee of the Year

Jose Jusino – Social Enterprise Employee of the Year

Alex Ikonomidis – Volunteer of the Year

Comcast & NBC Connecticut – Corporate Partner of the Year

Jerry G. Olson – Gladys & Warren Phinney Lifetime Volunteerism Award

31st Annual Crystal Ball 

Crystal Ball Committee

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Hartford Marriott Downtown

Our 31st Annual Crystal Ball is on Saturday, March 10th from 6pm-12am & will support life changing services with special emphasis on our Veteran & Military Family Programs. Don’t miss this fantastic evening of dinner, dancing, & honoring of our veterans/servicemembers! Buy tickets now at:

31st Annual Crystal Ball Online Auction


Easterseals Crystal Ball Online Auction is Live! 

Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern CT’s 31st Annual Crystal Ball Auction is LIVE! We have some truly magnificent items available including the Golf Club of Avon Ladies’ Golf Experience, an America’s Cup Yacht Excursion, fine art and more! Go to to bid on exclusive items and to donate to Invest-in-a-Veteran (100% of Invest-in-a-Vet donations go directly to help CT veterans/servicemembers & military families). Online auction closes at NOON on March 8th. The highest online auction Bid rolls to our Crystal Ball on site event on March 10. Buy tickets now at:

36th Annual Easterseals Volleyball Marathon


Saturday March 17th and Saturday March 24th, 2018

The Den, Windsor, CT

The 36th Annual Easterseals CR&EC Volleyball Marathon will take place Saturday March 17th and Saturday March 24th at The Den, New England's Premiere Volleyball Training Center in Windsor, CT. Come join us for some great volleyball and fundraising! Visit the event's website here.

Walk With Me 5K Ruck March & Walk


Saturday May 5th, 2018

Olde Mistick Village, Mystic, CT

Thank You 2017 Walk With Me Mystic Sponsors

With your help we raised over $25,000!

Empowerment Sponsors: Comcast & NBC Connecticut

Host Sponsor: Olde Mistick Village

Incentive Sponsor: Mystic Aquarium

Opportunity Sponsors: Aldin Associates LP, CVSHealth, Kohl's, Stanley Black & Decker

Ability Sponsor: Aaron's

Walk With Me 5K Ruck March & Walk will be Saturday, May 5th- join us this year for our 5K Ruck March & Walk! Visit the Walk website for details and to register!

41st Annual Easterseals Golf Tournament 

Fishers Island

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Fishers Island, NY

Rated among the top charity tournaments in the country by Golf Digest, Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut’s 41st Annual Golf Tournament is one of the oldest and most prestigious in the region, raising more than $1.6 million over the years for the direct care of Easterseals participants who are challenged with a variety of disabilities and barriers.  Attracting golfers from prominent corporations from across the country, participation in this tournament offers great exposure for your business.  Non-playing sponsorship and marketing opportunities are available at a variety of levels.  Please contact Dawn Veillette Diana for more information: email or 860.270.0600 x154.

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