”3 D. Disability, Dream and Do“, arranged by Dave Clark, hosted by The Hartford Yard Goats team, and assisted by Hartford PROBUS volunteers on the field.
Two annual summer Clinics have hosted hundreds of area youngsters with special needs enjoying the thrill of sports participation.
Memorial Day Parade – West Hartford
Every year. ( weather permitting ) Volunteers from PROBUS sell balloons at this festive parade, raising funds to support our programs for the IDD COMMUNITY. With the expected control of the COVID pandemic we expect to resume this in 2022.
The Annual Picnic
SPONSORED BY PROBUS has hosted as many as 275 persons from area Group Homes and Respite Care facilities. This extremely popular event features barbecued grilled meals and hours of D-J music in an outdoors and open pavilion settings, which are wheel-chair accessible. Recent entertainments included College sport celebrities and professional team mascots. Travel to this event has been in specialized vans provided by DDS.
Basketball at Central Connecticut State University
For several years Probus of Greater Hartford has sponsored group homes attendance at varsity college basketball games. Most recently nearly 150 residents and caregivers enjoyed double-header CCSU men’s’ and women’s games at Detrick Gymnasium on the New Britain campus. Tickets were given by the CCSU Athletic Dept. Probus volunteers welcomed each guest on arrival and seated all at court side. Attendees have expressed great satisfaction with these exciting outings.