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The Regal Beagle

422 State Street

New Haven, CT 06510

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Fundraiser honors soccer dream of Connecticut soldier killed in Iraq a decade ago

The seventh annual New Haven Kick for Nick Night (#KickForNick), which supports a Gold Star family-run foundation that honors a fallen soldier’s dream by distributing soccer balls to underprivileged children worldwide, will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 20, 2017, but moved to the Regal Beagle (422 State Street, New Haven) in the wake of the fire above the Trinity Bar and Restaurant.

The fundraising event will feature raffles, a silent auction, drink specials, hors d’oeuvres, musical guest Joe LaDore, and bagpipers from the New Haven County Firefighters Emerald Society. Founded to honor the memory and dream of Wilton, CT native, soccer standout, and U.S. Army soldier PFC Nicholas A. Madaras, The Kick for Nick Foundation (kickfornick.org), has distributed more than 49,000 soccer balls to underprivileged children in 37 countries worldwide.

This year, the fundraiser has set the ambitious goal of collecting the 50,000th soccer ball for the foundation. With help from corporate and institutional partners, the organizers expect to exceed the estimated 500+ soccer balls donated during last year’s event. Adam Cohen, Southern Connecticut State University Women’s Soccer Head Coach and longtime supporter, said his team began collecting soccer balls in the spring and his team is ready to help reach the 50,000 goal.

The owners of the Trinity Bar & Restaurant, the VFW New Haven Post 12150, the American Outlaws New Haven Soccer club, and The Kick For Nick Foundation are organizing the fundraiser. Organizers request the donation of a new or used soccer ball or $15.00 at the door. Additional details, including online donations, can be found on the event page (http://kickfornick.eventbrite.com).


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How can I donate online?

  • You can donate money on this Eventbrite event page and at the Kick for Nick website.
  • Moreover, if you want to send soccer balls (new and used/usable), please send them directly to Bill Madaras, 35 Signal Hill Road, South Wilton, CT. 06897. Get full shipping details on the Kick for Nick website.

What can/can't I bring to the event? Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

  • The Regal Beagle is regulated by Connecticut state liquor laws. Bring soccer balls or $15 bucks and the desire to have a good time.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

  • There is plenty of on-street, garage, and lot parking on and around Orange Street.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

  • No, but please show us the confirmation email on your phone.

Can I deduct my donation?

  • Yes. The Kick For Nick Foundation Incorporated is a 501(c)(3). Any amount above the fair market value of the established charge (a new or used soccer ball or $15.00) or a raffle or silent auction item is appreciated by us and deductable on your taxes.

Who are the organizers?

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

  • vfwnewhaven AT gmail.com

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