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Webster Bank Supports Hospital for Special Care’s Night at the Derby Fundraiser

August 8, 2022


NEW BRITAIN, CT – Webster Bank has stepped forward as a $10,000 sponsor of Hospital for Special Care’s Night at the Derby fundraiser to be held Thursday, September 29 2022 at the Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station in Haddam.  The annual Night at the Derby event benefits the hospital’s Manes & Motions Therapeutic Riding Center, supporting equine-assisted activities for children and adults living with physical, emotional, and/or cognitive challenges.

“We are incredibly grateful for Webster Bank’s continued support of our riders and horses,” said Lynn Ricci, FACHE, president and chief executive officer.  “Programs like Manes & Motions have a monumental, positive impact on the health and quality of life of individuals living with disabilities, and we rely on community partners like Webster Bank to help us sustain them.”

Teresa Dufour, Founder of Teresa Dufour Media and former television news anchor, will return as master of ceremonies for the event. “This event and this program are incredibly special to me,” said Teresa Dufour. “Manes & Motions has such a powerful impact on the participants and their families.  The small, dedicated staff, the army of volunteers who keep the program thriving, the sponsors and donors, it’s an outstanding community effort and I am so proud to be associated with this event.”  The night will feature light Derby fare, a virtual auction, and Dufour and other special guests will share uplifting stories of the power of therapeutic horseback riding to support individuals of all ages impacted by a broad range of physical and other challenges, including newly expanded services for youth living with autism.

Individuals and companies can support the event through a sponsorship, an auction item donation, or by registering to attend. For more information on the event, contact Annamarie Grise at the Hospital for Special Care Foundation at 860-839-0396, [email protected] or visit nightatthederby.givesmart.com.

Located in Middletown, CT, Manes & Motions Therapeutic Riding Center is a PATH International Premier Accredited Center part of the Hospital for Special Care community and operates on a not-for-profit basis. For information please call 860-685-0008 or visit on line at: https://hfsc.org/sports-and-fitness/manes-and-motions/.


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