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Photo of 100 CRIS volunteers at a recent Volunteer reception at the Governor's Mansion.
Golfers jump in the air, excited not by a hole in one, but by the photographers aim.
Floyd Green awards dancers a 10 at the 2015 Dining and Dancing gala.

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Volunteers @ Governor’s Mansion

Bob McAllisterVolunteers from around the state came together on September 19, braving forecasts of Hurricane Jose, 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 … Continue Reading ››

CRIS’ 20TH ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC


When: Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017  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.

For more information, click HERE.

Be a Sponsor of the 20th 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 20th Annual CRIS Radio Golf Classic on Oct. 4 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  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, please contact Scott Baecker or Diane Weaver Dunne.  Or telephone 860-527-8000.

Thank you for your support.  We look forward to seeing you on the links.

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Another Launch: CRIS Takes off at St. Francis Hospital

Hartford Courant:  JPG  |  Text
Journal  Inquirer:  PDF  |  JPG

CRIS launched two of its internet streams at St. Francis Hospital, making the CRIS Radio and CRIS en Español available to every patient in the hospital over their bedside cable system. All day, … Continue Reading ››

Dining & Dancing in the Dark 2017

Scot Haney knocked the ball out of the park with his dance performance, but on this night his competition wasn't Joe Furey and Weather Watch, it was the five most dazzling women in all of Connecticut.  The 2017 Dining & Dancing in the Dark Champions are:  Amanda Raus (Fox CT) & Hanna Mordoh.

It may have been the most dazzling D&D yet, and the winners are the people all over CT who use CRIS services, as the night raised record amounts to help CRIS continue its mission.  READ MORE

2017 Dining & Dancing Gallery

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Dining & Dancing in the Dark 2017

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Scot Haney knocked the ball out of the park with his dance performance, but on this night his competition wasn't Joe Furey and Weather Watch, it was the five most dazzling women in all of Connecticut.  The 2017 Dining & Dancing in the Dark Champions are:  Amanda Raus (Fox CT) & Hanna Mordoh.

It may have been the most dazzling D&D yet, and the winners are the people all over Connecticut who use CRIS services, as the night raised record amounts to help CRIS continue its mission.

Thank you to everyone who participated and made this such a fantastic event!

Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:
Arthur Murray Dance Studios

Gold Sponsor:
ChemWerth

Silver Sponsors:
Aetna  |  Comcast  | Frankie and Bob Goldfarb

Bronze Sponsors:
A Closer Look  |  Bob's Discount Furniture |Connecticare | E&M Donuts- Ed Pine | TD Bank  | WFSB Channel 3 |Windsor Federal
Savings Bank

Dancing with the Celebrities Sponsors:
Connecticut Lighting  | Kaman  |  Meredith Corp.

Auction Sponsors:
Hebron Lions Club  |  Subway

Event Sponsors:
Devine Hydraulics | King Covenant Financial

Table Wine:
Robert McAllister & Demebtrius Tolides

Program:
Konica Minolta/Windsor, CT

Media & Photos

Performers:

Diane Duhaime with Jesse Kroll
Steve Famiglietti with Sally Nasatka

Judges:

Joe Furey
Maurice Kaoud
Frank Rende

Photography:

Steve Laschever

Contestants:

Sulma Avenancio with Jesse Kross
Dr. Andrea Dennis with Matthew Berryman
Scot Haney with Lacey Escobales
Hanna Mordoh with Francis Grant
Cathy Poulin with Kyle Blatchford
Amanda Raus with Tom Varian

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