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Join FACS and Help Children Receive an Outstanding Education by Being Part of the Archbishop’s Columbus Day Breakfast

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Maria Zone
Director of Communications
Archdiocese of Hartford
(860) 541-6491

HARTFORD, Conn. – (Sept. 12, 2018) The Foundation for the Advancement of Catholic Schools (FACS) will host its Archbishop’s Columbus Day Breakfast on Friday, October 5th.

Net proceeds from the annual breakfast will provide scholarship grants to students, who attend the 14 Catholic elementary schools in the Greater New Haven area. It will take place at the Omni Hotel, 155 Temple St, in New Haven, a new location for this event, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

“We are striving to significantly grow this event so FACS can afford more students the opportunity to benefit from a Catholic school education.  The move to a new venue of larger capacity will support this growth,” said FACS Executive Director Cynthia Howard.

“We are so very thankful for our current FACS partners: Sinatro Agency General Insurance, Farmington Bank and Trinity Health of New England for their continuous support,” added Howard.

Steve Rushin

Steve Rushin will be the guest speaker at the 2018 Archbishop’s Columbus Day Breakfast, which provides scholarship grants to Catholic school students.

Archbishop Leonard Blair will be joined by guest speaker, Steve Rushin.  Rushin has been a writer for Sports Illustrated for 30 years.  He has filed stories for the magazine from every continent, including Antarctica.  He is the author of six books, most recently a memoir called, Sting-Ray Afternoons.  He and his wife, Rebecca Lobo, have four children, all of whom attend Catholic schools in Connecticut.

 Meghan Pattyson Culmo, Connecticut Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee, owner of Culmo Consulting and on-air analyst for SNY Network, will serve as emcee of the breakfast.

This year, FACS has already awarded over $535,000 in tuition assistance and grants to hundreds of students of all faiths, who attend Catholic elementary and high schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford.  We hope that the net proceeds from the Archbishop’s Columbus Day Breakfast will increase that number to at least $600,000.

Individual tickets for the event are $80 per person. To make a reservation, call: 860-761-7499 or visit facshartford.org/columbus/ for more information.

A variety of sponsorship packages are available ranging from $800 to as high as $10,000 by calling 860-761-7499. Other opportunities include the purchase of advertisements in the event’s program book.




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