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Day Pitney Bike Drive Provides 110 Bikes and Helmets for Hartford Area Children

Publisher: Day Pitney Press Release
June 23, 2022

Bikes were presented to the Boys and Girls Club of Hartford, the Wilson-Gray YMCA and the Salvation Army for distribution to local families 

In celebration of the start of summer and the culmination of a bike drive for local youth, the law firm Day Pitney hosted a Return to the Block Party on Pratt Street in downtown Hartford on June 21. Day Pitney attorneys and staff donated approximately 110 bikes to three local organizations that support Hartford area families.

"Day Pitney has a long standing commitment to the communities in which we practice law. Now, more than ever, it is important that business leaders give back to the communities that help make them successful. We recognize that the current economic climate presents increased challenges for many Hartford families. Purchasing a bicycle for a child may be a luxury that many families can't afford. We are happy that we're able to alleviate some of the financial burden and bring some small piece of joy to local children," said Kathleen D. Monnes, Day Pitney's Hartford office managing partner and organizer of the firm's bike drive.

"Day Pitney wants to thank the Boys and Girls Club of Hartford, the Wilson-Gray YMCA and the Salvation Army for their dedication to local children and families, and for allowing us the opportunity to partner with them in distributing these bicycles to young children and teens in our community," added Monnes.

The event featured local businesses and entertainers, such as The Magic of Christopher, a local wandering magician. Food was enjoyed from Sorella, Vaughan's, Italian Ices of Connecticut. Hartford Flavor Company and Sunberry Café and Catering provided refreshments, bubble teas and cocktails, while local musicians Christopher John and The Jake Kulak Band entertained the guests. A commemorative illustration for the event was designed by Hartford Prints and was the basis for a community painting by Painting with a Twist. Block Party guests were invited to take pictures with Chew Chew, the mascot for the Hartford Yard Goats, and play games such as cornhole and giant Jenga.

Day Pitney hosted a Block Party and Bicycle Drive in 2019 in celebration of the firm's 100th Anniversary. The firm hopes to make this event and charitable initiative an annual event.

Photos available at (https://adobe.ly/3HUdR5G) from Day Pitney's Return to the Block Party and Bike Drive.

Below are photo captions for the photos of Day Pitney's bike donation:

Left to right, top row and bottom row

Photo Credit: Day Pitney

Photo 1: The bikes collected for Day Pitney's Return to the Block Party and Bike Drive.

Photo 2: Guests at Day Pitney's Return to the Block Party and Bike Drive on Pratt Street.

Photo 3: Aerial photo of the opening of Day Pitney's Return to the Block Party and Bike Drive on Pratt Street.

Photo 4: Hartford Flavor Company, local business on Pratt Street and vendor at Day Pitney's Return to the Block Party and Bike Drive.

Photo 5: Thomas Goldberg, Day Pitney's Managing Partner, and Chew Chew the Hartford Yard Goat.

Photo 6: Kathleen D. Monnes, Day Pitney's Hartford office managing partner and organizer of the firm's bike drive, Chew Chew the Hartford Yard Goat and Peter Holland from Raytheon Technologies.

Photo 7: Stephanie Nobert, Day Pitney Marketing team member, and Kathleen D. Monnes, Day Pitney's Hartford office managing partner and organizer of the firm's bike drive, with family and friends of Day Pitney Attorneys and Staff who staffed Day Pitney's Return to the Block Party and Bike Drive.

Photo 8: The bikes collected for Day Pitney's Return to the Block Party and Bike Drive.

Photo 9: Pick up by Boys and Girls Club of Hartford's Chief Operating Officer Conor Bevan and Day Pitney's Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer DeWitt Sullivan.

Photo 10: Kathleen D. Monnes, Day Pitney's Hartford office managing partner and organizer of the firm's bike drive, introducing Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin.

Photo 11: Painting with a Twist working on community painting at Day Pitney's Return to the Block Party and Bike Drive.

Photo 12: The Magic of Christopher, a local wandering magician, entertaining guests at the party.

Photo 13: Guests outside of Vaughn's and Sunberry Café at Day Pitney's Return to the Block Party and Bike Drive.

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