Special Events


Have fun while supporting Gaylord! Throughout the year fundraising events are hosted by Gaylord or are created and hosted on our behalf by individuals, businesses, foundations or organizations. We hope that you will not only attend an event but that you or your organization will be inspired to create a benefit event on behalf of Gaylord. Events for 2013 are below. Click event titles for details.

2014 Fundraising Events

April 22, 2014         Creative Expressions Art Show

Gaylord's Creative Expressions Program accommodates artists of all abilities. More than 125 pieces of art will be displayed and available for purchase and proceeds will benefit the artists and the Creative Expressions Program.

 Painting of Brooker building at Gaylord    Exhibit Opening and Reception
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Gaylord Hospital. Brooker Lecture Hall
Refreshments will be served.
Information: (203) 284-2881, email:
Invitation pdf

2104 Creative Expressions Art Show information

May 16, 2014 Beer, Wine and Cordial Tasting Event

The Elizabeth Birney Gagliardi Endowment Fund for Multiple Sclerosis was established at Gaylord for providing care for those with MS. Every donation to the Beer Wine and Cordial Tasting event makes a tremendous difference by offering financial assistance to MS patients whose insurance benefits have expired.

 Wine tasting photo     5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Brooker Building, Gaylord Hospital
Food: Hearty Appetizers, Wine, Beer and Cordial, Dessert & Coffee Bar
50/50 Treasure Chest, Silent Auction
Information: (203) 284-2881 or email:

 2014 Wine Tasting for MS information

June 2, 2014          Gaylord Annual Golf Classic

The Annual Golf Classic is an 18-hole, competitive golf tournament in the scramble format held the first Monday of every June at the Farms Country Club in Wallingford. This tournament provides the operating income for Gaylord’s adaptive sports program for people with physical disabilities.

 Golf Classic Monday, June 2, 2014
The Farms Country Club, Wallingford, CT
Registration/Lunch 11:30 a.m.
Shotgun Start 12:30 p.m.
Buffet/Awards 6:00 p.m.
Information: (203) 284-2881, email:
2014 Brochure 

2014 Date TBA MJ Petretto Golf Tournament

The M.J. Petretto Foundation’s mission is to fund organizations that support education health, and quality of life to build stronger Connecticut communities. The Foundation was also inspired by a 2008 automobile accident that nearly claimed the life of M.J.’s nephew, Jesse. Each year The MJ Petretto Foundation Golf Classic helps fund Gaylord Hospital’s Spinal Cord Injury Program and other non-profit Connecticut Organizations. M.J. Petretto Golf Sign-Up Form

 MJ Petretto Foundation logo 5th Annual M.J. Petretto Foundation Golf Classic
Clinton Country Club, Clinton, CT
12:30 p.m. Shot Gun Start
Entry fee includes: Green Fees, Golf Cart, Refreshments, Buffet Lunch, Awards, Prizes, Happy Hour Hors d’oeurvres and Dinner 

June 28, 2014 Gaylord Gauntlet 5K Trail/Obstacle Run

At Gaylord, no obstacle is too great - and that's true for our 5k Trail Run. Challenge yourself with a variety of obstacles as you run through our wooded campus. All proceeds will benefit the Gaylord Sports Association which provides adaptive sports for people with physical disabilities. Register online today! Early Bird Special before April 15th: $45 Individual, $225 for a team. Click to register online.

  Saturday, June 28, 2014
8 a.m. - until everyone is done
Register individually or as a team
Information: (203) 284-2881, email:


2015 Fundraising Events

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