For Immediate Release
Nikki Valletti, CT Convention Center, 860-748-7315
Jeanne O’Grady, CT Convention Center, 860-883-5530
Waterford Group Charitable Foundation Donates $1,500 to The Roberto Clemente League, Inc.
Donation Made on Behalf of Connecticut Convention Center Associates
HARTFORD, CT – Wrapping up a good season, many boys and girls will share in the excitement of the Roberto Clemente League’s Award Ceremonies at New Britain Stadium, in part from a donation from the Waterford Group Charitable Foundation.
The players from the Roberto Clemente League will start their day of fun and excitement with a Coach Pitch Trophy Ceremony at 11:00 AM right on the field at New Britain Stadium! Then, they will hold the giant American flag out on the field during the National Anthem, the team will watch the Rock Cats battle the Trenton Thunder, followed by the team getting a chance to run the bases at the stadium after the game! All of these activities are set to take place on Sunday, September 6, 2009 in New Britain, CT.
The donation was made on behalf of the more than 200 associates at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Waterford Group Charitable Foundation is funded in part through voluntary contributions and fundraising efforts by the associates of Waterford Group and its affiliates, including Waterford Venue Services, which manages the Connecticut Convention Center.
A donation of $1500.00 from Waterford Group Charitable Foundation was recently presented to Destin Rodriguez, (a team member of The Roberto Clemente League, Inc.) by associates from the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
About Waterford Group Charitable Foundation
The Waterford Group Charitable Foundation is a private foundation that seeks to support the communities in which associates of Waterford Group and its affiliates live and work. The Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life of others through monetary and gift-in-kind donations, as well as volunteering at various events. Donations are provided to not-for-profit organizations that support health and well-being, youths, arts and cultural activities, and other various community initiatives. For more information, please visit www.waterfordgroup.net
About the Connecticut Convention Center
The 540,000-square-foot Connecticut Convention Center is the largest convention facility between New York and Boston, with 140,000 square feet of exhibition space, 25,000 square feet of meeting space and a 40,000 square foot ballroom. The $271 million Connecticut Convention Center opened in June 2005, and is the largest component of the 30-acre Adriaen’s Landing project in downtown Hartford. For more information, please visit www.ctconventions.com
About The Roberto Clemente League, Inc.
The Roberto Clemente League, Inc. of Greater Hartford was founded in 1996 by Juan Sanchez. Since then the League’s committee members have worked hard to get as many boys and girls from ages 5 – 16 involved in a positive activity during the summer months. The League focuses on providing a positive experience for the children that emphasizes self confidence and life skills within the context of team sport. Each year we provided over 450 kids’ determination, confidence and a chance to prosper and stay off the streets by giving them a place of belonging while teaching them to play the game they love…Baseball. For more information, please visit www.robertoclementehartford.com