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June 10, 2017

Please join High Hopes for a night of dinner and dancing during an inspirational and elegant evening to benefit High Hopes’ programs and participants.

High Hopes offers opportunities for skill building and achievement to individuals of all ages who face a multitude of challenges each day.


The challenges faced by our participants include: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, visual & hearing impairments, emotional & behavior disorders, developmental & intellectual delays, traumatic brain injuries & spinal cord injuries.

The mission of High Hopes is to improve the lives of people with cognitive, physical & emotional disabilities through the benefits of therapeutic horseback riding & other equine assisted activities, while serving the therapeutic riding profession through training & education.

More than 630 volunteers donate over 28,800 hours of their time. Participants range in age from 4 to 86 years & come from 74 towns throughout Connecticut.

High Hopes serves the school districts of New London, Haddam-Killingworth, East Lyme & Lyme/Old Lyme, Essex and Deep River. These groups represent 21% of all participants. High Hopes works with many of the group homes & day programs in our community including Boys & Girls Village, VISTA, Brian House, Inc, SARAH, Inc, Connecticut Juvenile Training Center, Clinton Harbor, Rushford Academy, LEARN, Connecticut Valley Hospital & Albert J. Solnit Center.

Moon Dance is one of Eastern Connecticut's premier gala events

This event will be held at High Hopes’ pastoral location in Old Lyme

5pm: Cocktails Hors d’oeuvres & Silent Auction
7pm: Dinner
8pm: The Sultans

Gold Tickets: $500
Benefactor Tickets: $300
Patron Tickets: $200
Friend Tickets: $150
Table of Eight: $1,200
Table of Ten: $1,500

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High Hopes expects to draw 600 to 650 supporters for an evening of great music, delicious food & unique offerings.  Money raised at this event provides 20% of High Hopes annual operating Income.

Be a Sponsor

High Hopes donor support subsidizes 79% of the actual cost of all lessons.   100% of our participants also require & receive direct scholarship assistance from High Hopes.

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