Special Events


2015 - 2016 Fundraising 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 2015 and 2016 are below. 

May 6, 2016     Wine, Beer 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 Wine, Beer and Cordial Tasting event makes a tremendous difference by offering financial assistance to MS patients whose insurance benefits have expired. This year the event will also be supporting the Traumatic Brain Injury Program at Gaylord.

Wine, Beer and Cordial Tasting Event photo Date: May 6, 2106
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Brooker Building, Gaylord Hospital, Wallingford, CT 
Food & Beverages: Wine, beer and cordials, a carving station, a pasta station, beer garden,and a dessert & coffee station. And a raffle!
Information: (203) 284-2881 or email:

June 6, 2016      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. To sign up for the Golf Classic as a sponsor or participant use our online Sponsor & Player form.

Golf Classic Monday, June 1, 2015 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:

June 25, 2016      Gaylord Gauntlet 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.
Gaylord Gauntlet Logo 8 a.m until everyone is done
Location: Gaylord Hospital, Wallingford, CT
Info: (203) 284-2829, email:
For info & to register  (Click link)

June 13, 2016     M.J, Petretto Foundation Golf Classic

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 2015 Golf Classic Info & Register

MJ Petretto Foundation logo
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

Oct. 10, 2015     Therapeutic Horse Encounter

Therapeutic Horse Encounter photo    Date: Oct. 10, 2015
Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Grounds of Gaylord Hospital
FREE and Open to the Public 

Activities: Hoof Ball, Demonstrations, Therapeutic Horse Rides, Horse Education

Therapeutic Horse Encounter Info/pdf

Oct. 17, 2015     Halloween Party: Benefits Stroke & TBI Programs

Halloween Party to benefit Stroke and TBI Programs Date: Oct. 17, 2015 
Time: 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Location: Hamden Elks Lodge #2224, 175 School St, Hamden, CT 06518

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