Connecticut Convention Center Donated $4,500 to Local Charities

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The associates of the Connecticut Convention Center donated $1,500 to three different area charities at a recent associate luncheon.  The Connecticut Convention Center team selected charities that were meaningful to them and their community.  The funds presented to Talk About Curing Autism, Leaps of Faith Water Ski Club, and Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities were raised by the associates through the Waterford Group Charitable Foundation.  Talk About Curing Autism is dedicated to educating, empowering and supporting families affected by autism.  Leaps of Faith Water Ski Club helps individuals with disabilities “soar beyond the boundaries” through adaptive sports. Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities educates and places Service Dogs with people with disabilities, whether they are Veterans, children with Autism, or people of any age who have degenerative disabilities to provide greater independence and mobility.

“Our associates work hard to be able to donate back to our community,” commented Mike Costelli, General Manager for the Convention Center. “Each of these charities speaks personally to the causes that our associates are most passionate about.  It is an honor to help them further their causes.”

About the Connecticut Convention Center

The Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford is the state’s premier meeting venue and the largest full-service convention facility between New York and Boston. Overlooking the beautiful Connecticut River, it features 140,000 square feet of exhibition space, a 40,000-square-foot ballroom and 25,000 square feet of meeting space, as well as ample sheltered parking. The venue is professionally managed for the State of Connecticut by Waterford Venue Services, an affiliate of Waterford Hotel Group. For more information, please visit

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