Hot COCO 2022
Saturday, November 12, 2022
414 North Brooksvale Road
Cheshire, CT 06410
Results and Photos Here!
- RACE RESULTS
- RACE PHOTOS free to download
Full race results posted by JB Sports at this link: HOT COCO RESULTS.
Did our photographer Anthony Cipriano catch you at the event or on the course? His photos are available for FREE to download on our Flickr Site. All are high resolution suitable for printing and framing. They’ll be up until next year’s event. Use this link: HOT COCO PHOTOS.
Couldn’t Join Us?
You Can Still Donate for a Great Cause!
We rely upon our racers, sponsors and fundraising to support our programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The individuals we serve are wonderful people who find themselves in difficult situations through no fault of their own. They deal with challenges most of us can only imagine. Your support is needed to help us rebuild our program post COVID-19. We promise a wonderful event!
Donations are appreciated in any amount . . . especially in these difficult times.
Sponsorship opportunities are on this page. We are depending upon our local businesses for their support again this year. Here’s the list of this year’s supporters.
Walk to Talk
Help our individuals “unlock” their thoughts.
Nearly half of individuals we serve have speech and communications challenges. Some are nonverbal. There are tools and therapies available. However, funding for these is not covered by our state support. We turn instead to our donors to help us help our individuals express themselves. We are fundraising for speech tablets, training cards and other tools. We also wish to fund a speech therapist. Will you help? If you’ll walk the walk, you can help our individuals talk the talk!
We Need Your Support More Than Ever This Year!
Emerging from COVID-19, we are working to rebuild and expand our programs. We are securing new worksites. We are expanding in-house work opportunities for individuals who cannot travel outside of AWB. And we continue to offer virtual services and wellness calls and Zoom sessions for our individuals who are staying “safe at home.”
We are doing all we can to support our individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Abilities Without Boundaries helps people achieve independence, self-sufficiency, community participation and personal satisfaction through employment and day support services.
While the bulk of our finding comes from the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS), we rely heavily on our donors and sponsors to provide extra amenities and opportunities. Our indoor basketball game is hugely popular, as is our player piano. They create opportunities for socialization, learning appropriate behavior, and hand-eye coordination.
One of our race sponsors offers this special stretching video to help you prepare for the race. Gaylord Physical Therapy would like to wish all racers the best of luck. Whether running in person or virtual, take a few minutes to learn about some great pre-race stretching exercises from two of Gaylord’s experienced physical therapists.You can review it here or directly on YouTube at this LINK.
Sponsor Hot COCO!
If you have a company or know of one who can sponsor our Hot COCO, please click on this SPONSORSHIP LINK. Each year we receive wonderful support from Sponsors Like These .
Many thanks to our Winner’s Circle title sponsors this year shared by Bartlett & Grippe Attorneys at Law and . . .
Barter Network Thank you both for your generous sponsorships.
Thank you Halmar International for your Hot Chocolate level sponsorship.
Thank you Nesso Group for your Hot Chocolate level sponsorship.
Thank you Lloyd R. Saberski, MD, for your Hot Chocolate Level sponsorship.
Thanks to Gaylord Physical Therapy for their sponsorship. They prepared a special YouTube video to help you stretch and prepare for the HOT COCO!
Gaylord Physical Therapy would like to wish all racers the best of luck. Whether running in person or virtual, take a few minutes to learn about some great pre-race stretching exercises from two of Gaylord’s experienced physical therapists. Please watch a 3 minute dynamic warm up video available below or at this YouTube link.