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We appreciate your continued support of our fundraising events that benefit the suicide prevention programs of the Jordan Porco Foundation. Your dollars help save lives.

2019 Events

MARCH

Jordan’s Journey Gala – 3/23/19

Saturday, March 23, 2019 | Hartford Marriott Downtown, Hartford, CT

View photos from our 8th annual Jordan’s Journey Gala by clicking this link.

APRIL

Bids, Bites & Beer – 4/25/19

Thursday, April 25, 2019 | Holiday Inn Hartford Downtown, Hartford, CT

The Connecticut River Valley Chamber will host their third annual Bids, Bites & Beer event at the Holiday Inn Hartford Downtown. The evening will feature silent and live auctions, craft beer, wine & spirits, along with locally sourced food pairings. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Jordan Porco Foundation’s suicide prevention programs. Get tickets online, here.

BK & Co. Fashion Show – 4/28/19

Sunday, April 28, 2019 | BK & Co., West Hartford, CT

BK & Co. of West Hartford, CT will host preview party and fashion show, benefitting the lifesaving programs of the Jordan Porco Foundation. BK & Co. is a delightful women’s fashion boutique in West Hartford, CT founded by lifelong friends Barbara Karsky and Karen Herbert. We hope you’ll join us from 12PM-2PM for the preview party and at 2PM for the fashion show!

AUGUST

Scooper Sunday – 8/4/19

Sunday, August 4, 2019 | Dunkin’ Donuts Park, Hartford, CT

We’re excited for our third annual Scooper Sunday at Dunkin’ Donuts Park! It’s a day at the park cheering-on the Hartford Yard Goats as they take-on the Trenton Thunder, served-up with all-you-can-eat ice cream from various local ice cream vendors. The gates will open at 3:30pm for the 5:05pm game. Tickets will go on sale soon. Join us for a fun-filled day for the entire family, in support of saving young adult lives. Contact rpapke@jordanporcofoundation.org for sponsorship opportunities.

SEPTEMBER

Ride for Gage – 9/7/19

Saturday September 7, 2019 | Elks Lodge (Rockville) , Rockville, CT

Along with TSI Harley-Davidson, the Jordan Porco Foundation and the Elks Lodge will host our third annual Ride for Gage motorcycle ride that starts at TSI Harley-Davidson in Ellington, CT and ends at the Elk’s Lodge (Rockville).

We ride to honor the adventurous spirit of Gage Rondeau who died by suicide in 2016. All are welcome, riders or not. Proceeds will benefit the lifesaving suicide prevention programs of the Jordan Porco Foundation.

Registration: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Ticket Sales: TSI Harley-Davidson, Ellington, CT, or contact Joe Ferenc at 860.916.7750 

Ticket Cost:
$25 per person (Ride, Reception, and T-shirt)
Reception at Elk’s Lodge (Rockville): Food, Live Band & More

Sponsorships: Email: jferenc@descopro.com

2018 Events

NOVEMBER

Giving Tuesday #JEANS4JORDAN – 11/27/18

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

On November 27th we’ll wear #Jeans4Jordan, will you?

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities. Last year you helped us raise $5,000!

Please join us by participating in our second annual “Jeans for Jordan” day on Giving Tuesday, November 27th. It’s easy to participate and supports our mental health promotion and suicide prevention programs for young adults.

Participate. Post a pic. Win a prize!
Post a fun, creative pic of you (and your team) on social media using the below text:

#Jeans4Jordan, supporting the Jordan Porco Foundation’s mental health promotion and suicide prevention programs. Giving dollars. Giving hope to young adults across the nation. #GivingTuesday

Please make sure your post is “public” so we can find it. We’ll pick one winner of a $50 Amazon gift card, just in time for holiday shopping!

Donate to #Jeans4Jordan: https://www.crowdrise.com/jeans4jordan2018

OCTOBER

Together at the Table (Boston) – 10/4/18

Thursday October 4, 2018 RSVP by September 20th to attend our Boston Together at the Table event. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please visit our Together at the Table event page to learn more and buy your tickets.

We’re In It For Life, Hartford Marathon Team – 10/13/18

Saturday October 13, 2018 We’ve created a team of runners for this year’s Hartford Marathon. Show your support of our team and efforts to raise suicide prevention awareness by donating today!

Donate at this link, https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/were-in-it-for-life.

 

SEPTEMBER

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

We hope you will join the Jordan Porco Foundation and the many individuals and organizations across the U.S. to take part in efforts to save lives through suicide prevention and mental health promotion. Thank you for your support. Your continued support saves lives.

Bids, Bites & Beer – 9/13/18

Thursday September 13, 2018 The Connecticut River Valley Chamber will host their second annual Bids, Bites & Beer event at the Holiday Inn Hartford Downtown. The evening will feature silent and live auctions, craft beer, wine & spirits, along with locally sourced food pairings. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Jordan Porco Foundation’s suicide prevention programs. Get tickets online, here.

Ride for Gage – 9/15/18

September 15, 2018 – Along with TSI Harley-Davidson, the Jordan Porco Foundation and the Elks Lodge will host our second annual ‘Ride for Gage’ motorcycle ride that starts at TSI Harley-Davidson in Ellington, CT and ends at the Elk’s Lodge (Rockville).

We ride to honor the adventurous spirit of Gage Rondeau who died by suicide in 2016. All are welcome, riders or not.

Proceeds will benefit the lifesaving suicide prevention programs of the Jordan Porco Foundation.

Registration 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Tickets & Sponsorships Available at TSI Harley-Davidson, Ellington, CT
Contact Joe Ferenc at 860.916.7750

Email: jferenc@descopro.com

Ticket Cost:
$25 per person (Ride, Reception, and T-shirt)
Ride & Reception $15 per person (Reception Only)
Reception at Elk’s Lodge (Rockville): Food, Live Band & More

LAZ Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament – 9/24/18

September 24, 2018 Register here for the 9th Annual LAZ Charitable Golf Tournament to benefit Special Olympics, CT and the Jordan Porco Foundation. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Learn more, here.

AUGUST

Scooper Sunday – 8/5/18

Sunday August 5, 2018 We’re excited for our second annual Scooper Sunday at Dunkin’ Donuts Park! It’s a day at the park cheering on the Hartford Yard Goats vs. the Trenton Thunder, served-up with all-you-can-eat ice cream from various local ice cream vendors. Gates will open one and a half hours prior to scheduled first pitch. Get your tickets today to support saving young adult lives.

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MAY

Suicide The Ripple Effect – 5/14/18

 

Monday May 14, 2018 Get your tickets to watch the Suicide The Ripple Effect documentary at Spotlight Theatres, 39 Front Street, Hartford, CT, 6:30pm. We are bringing you this documentary in partnership with the Connecticut Suicide Advisory Board. Parental guidance is recommended for this feature film about Kevin Hines’s surviving his suicide attempt, the ripple effect suicide has on individuals and communities, and ultimately how his story is helping heal and I is cultivating hope for people all across the globe. Ticket sales benefit the Jordan Porco Foundation’s lifesaving programs. Learn more about the film and buy your tickets.