In 2019, MARC Community Resources held its first MARC Madness Kickball Tournament. Eight teams comprised of 10-15 players raised a minimum of $1,000 each to compete for the championship title.
The tournament was so popular kickball players and staff have formed a committee and started planning for 2020. Teams have already committed for this year and recruitment for more teams has begun. All levels of experience and competitive spirit are encouraged to participate. The tournament will be designed for both players that are on a league and determined to bring home the trophy or just want to have some kickball fun and support a great cause. The event will also include family-friendly activities for both the young and young at heart.
What they’re saying:
I loved that everyone was playing in support of something personally meaningful. I also loved the summer activity - feels like I haven't played kickball since elementary school.
Loved the energy and camaraderie.
I thought it was a lot of fun, and I liked the competition of raising the most money as a team.
I liked that it was a family event.
I just thought it was a great cause and I like to support MARC - and kickball was a fun/creative way to support the organization.
Enjoyed the social networking opportunities and becoming better acquainted with MARC employees and your mission.
Thank you for putting on such a wonderful event with the kickball tournament!
This has been one of the best team building experiences we’ve had so far.
The proceeds benefit programs and services that are either unfunded or underfunded yet provide essential support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Employment, community residentials options and social experiences are the foundations for one to lead a happy, healthy and fulfilling life.
What is MARC?
For over 60 years MARC Community Resources has provided support and services to individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and their families and caregivers throughout Middlesex and Greater Hartford Counties. Our mission is to empower people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) to make their own life choices and aid in the fulfillment of their dreams - through employment, housing, social, and community involvement and advocacy.
As a contracted private provider with the CT Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and struggling to work within the constraints of state budget cuts, MARC must rely on donations, grants and fundraising efforts to continue providing quality services to some of the most vulnerable in our community.
Empower people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) to make their own life choices and aid in the fulfillment of their dreams -through employment, housing, social, and community involvement and advocacy.
We envision that all people with disabilities become integral and celebrated members of the community.