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23rd CRIS Radio Golf Classic: Sept 24

This is the 23rd year that CRIS will be raising money by gathering old friends and new for an afternoon of the ancient game.

Your participation allows CRIS to offer its service at no cost to people living in the community who are blind or unable to read due to learning, physical, intellectual, and emotional disabilities.

When: Thursday, Sept 24, 2020  Shotgun start – 11 a.m.
Where:  Tunxis Plantation Golf Club

For more information, to become a sponsor or to register to play, please click HERE.

Become a Sponsor of the 23rd CRIS Radio Golf Classic

They went into the woods to find a ball and came out with dinner.
Despite the rumors, this foursome did not hunt and kill squirrels for the after-golf dinner.

Please consider becoming a sponsor of the 23rd Annual CRIS Radio Golf Classic on September 24, 2020 at the Tunxis Golf Plantation.  Your sponsorship will support the only organization in Connecticut that provides human-narrated audio versions of printed newspapers, magazines and classroom materials for people unable to read due to blindness or other print challenges.

By sponsoring CRIS Radio’s Golf Classic, your business will reach a growing field of golfers, thousands of CRIS listeners, and countless individuals who access our website. Most importantly, your sponsorship will power CRIS Radio, Connecticut's only Talking Newsstand for people who are blind or print challenged.

New Country Motor Car Group in Hartford is the title sponsor of our golf tournament fundraiser. Tim Parker, vice president of New Country, says he is proud to support CRIS Radio because it is an organization that "makes an important difference in improving the lives of people who are blind or unable to read due to a disability."

For your convenience, you can become a sponsor via Paypal through the link below,  or  please print the sponsorship form by clicking HERE, and mail the completed form with donation to CRIS Radio, 315 Windsor Ave., Windsor, CT 06095. 

For more information, you can also contact Scott Baecker or Diane Weaver Dunne.  Or telephone 860-527-8000.


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Volunteers @ NBMAA

Volunteers from around the state came together to celebrate their dedication to Connecticut's only radio reading service for people with disabilities. Volunteers with 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years of service were honored.

Thank you to all who give their time to make … Continue Reading ››

CRIS’ ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC: Sep 24


When: Wednesday, Sep 24, 2020 Shotgun start – 11 a.m.
Where:  Tunxis Plantation Golf Club

Title Sponsor: 
New Country Motor Cars Hartford
BMW, MINI and Mercedes Benz
One Weston Park Road, Hartford, CT 06120

Your participation allows CRIS to offer its service at no cost to people living in the community who are blind or unable to read due to learning, physical, intellectual, and emotional disabilities.

To register is not yet available, but:
To become a sponsor, click HERE.

Dining & Dancing in the Dark 2019

The judges gave perfect scores to Taylor Kinzler, co-host of NBC CT-Live, who danced a salsa with Arthur Murray Dance Studios pro Kadeem Jordon, and to Eva Zymaris, WFSB reporter, who danced a cha-cha with Luis Cabasa, also a dance pro with Arthur Murray. The audience’s votes broke the tie, giving Kinzler the win for her performance.

Among the evening’s highlights were the dance performances of two CRIS volunteers who also are CRIS listeners, Diane Duhaime and Steve Famiglietti. Duhaime danced a waltz with Arthur Murray’s Crisen McKenzie and Famiglietti, manager of assistive technology at Oak Hill, danced a tango with dance pro Sally Nasatka.  READ MORE

2019 DINING & DANCING GALLERY

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