NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (March 28, 2011) – Manes & Motions Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.  is hosting its 6th Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser at Shuttle Meadow Country Club in Kensington, CT on April 6, 2011 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The charity event is open to the public and benefits Middletown-based Manes & Motions Therapeutic Riding Center, a Member of the Hospital for Special Care Community.
"We look forward to another enjoyable evening of wonderful company, learning more about the diverse selection of wines, and of course, having fun, all to benefit our Manes & Motions' mission," said Catherine Cannon, 2011 Manes & Motions Wine Tasting Chair. "All proceeds from this event support the daily operations of Manes & Motions, a not-for-profit organization that benefits adults and children living with physical, emotional, or cognitive special needs including U.S. veterans who are challenged by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder."
The theme of the event is "Celebrating Our Rider Families," and guests will enjoy wines from the Old World to the New World, from Italy to California.
An individual guest donation for the evening is $40. To register in advance, please call 860.832.6257. Guests may also register at the door. For an additional donation of $15, guests may participate in an exclusive tasting of dessert wines paired with decadent desserts.
The Presenting Grand Champion Sponsor is for the 6th Annual Wine Tasting is Webster Bank. Other sponsors include: the Massi Family; Diclemente Mocadlo & Associates; Mason, Inc.; North East Expos, Inc.; Tri-Star Industries; The Vein Center at Grove Hill – Dr. Robert Napoletano; M&M Discount Wines & Liquors; William J. Higgins; Elizabeth Kalinowski; David Crandall; the Faselle Family; Magdefrau, Renner & Ciaffaglione LLC; R.D. Clark & Sons; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Ruta; and Jerome and Marlene Scharr.
Hospital for Special Care (HSC), with locations in New Britain and Hartford, Connecticut, is the only long-term acute-care hospital in the nation serving adults and children. HSC is nationally recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in the highly specialized areas of pulmonary care, acquired brain injury, medically-complex pediatrics, neuromuscular disorders and spinal cord injury.
Responding to the needs of a rising patient population, HSC now leads the state by recently opening the first Comprehensive Inpatient Heart Failure Unit in Connecticut.
For more information about the Manes & Motions Wine Tasting, including sponsorship opportunities, please call (860) 832-6257, or visit www.hfsc.org  to download the event invitation.
As the only long-term acute-care hospital in the nation serving adults and children, Hospital for Special Care (HSC), located in New Britain and Hartford, Connecticut, is nationally recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in the highly specialized areas of pulmonary care, acquired brain injury, medically-complex pediatrics, neuromuscular disease and disorders, spinal cord injury, as well as inpatient comprehensive heart failure care. Hospital for Special Care operates inpatient and outpatient facilities serving Southern New England on a not-for-profit basis.
HSC is one of the tenth largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospitals in the United States.