State Representatives Tony Hwang, T.R. Rowe and Executive Director of The Kennedy Center Marty Schwartz met at Circle Diner in Fairfield to tape a public service announcement to raise awareness for the agency’s upcoming Breakfast Challenge fund raiser.
The Breakfast Challenge will be held on Wednesday, September 21st, 8 A.M. at Circle Diner, 441 Post Road, Fairfield. The event, in its’ 7th year, has grown to be one of the major fund raiser for The Kennedy Center, a non-profit organization that provides programs and services to persons with disabilities and special needs in our community.
Sixty years ago, The Kennedy Center’s founder, Evelyn Kennedy, fought for equal opportunities for children with intellectual disabilities. Since that time, The Kennedy Center has expanded to offer nationally recognized, high quality programs and services to all individuals with special needs from birth to senior years. This agency needs the community’s support to continue providing critical services and programs during the challenging economic climate.
Rep Tony Hwang said of The Kennedy Center, “the array of services they provide are invaluable not only for the client, but also their family and our community. The Kennedy Center empowers people with intellectual disabilities with the skills and opportunity to lead a productive and fulfilling life of their choosing. We must support and sustain this local jewel in our community.”
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Rep T.R. Rowe added that, “The Kennedy Center is a wonderful organization which offers vital services to many of our neediest citizens. They do this with minimal state funding and both need and deserve our financial support.”
Executive Director Marty Schwartz also noted that The Breakfast Challenge has not only become a great networking opportunity for the attendees, but has also given The Kennedy Center the opportunity to bring awareness to the needs of the children and adults with disabilities here in our community. The Challenge has raised over $70,000 and has made a great difference to this vulnerable population. “We want to thank Donna and Dimitri Alatakis and the Circle Diner for their ongoing support in making this event such a great success.”
State Rep. Tony Hwang
Rep. Tony Hwang represents the General Assembly’s 134th District covering parts of Trumbull and Fairfield. He is ranking member of the legislature’s Government Administration and Elections Committee and a member of Appropriations and Environment committees. www.reptonyhwang.com
State Rep. T.R. Rowe
Rep. T.R. Rowe represents the 123rd General Assembly District covering Trumbull. He is co-chairman of the legislature’s Program Review and Investigations Committee and serves on the Regulations Review, Housing and Judiciary committees. www.reptrrowe.com
The Kennedy Center
A not-for-profit rehabilitation agency supporting more than 1,900 children and adults with disabilities with vocational, residential, educational, therapeutic, social and recreational programs throughout the State of CT. www.thekennedycenterinc.org