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To salute Connecticut’s military members and their families, the second annual statewide Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association (CARA) Cookout for the Troops will be held this Saturday (July 21st, 2018) at participating auto dealers across the state!  Stop by your local dealership for food, fun and your opportunity to donate to the Connecticut National Guard Foundation and USO Connecticut!  Check back below as we continue our coverage throughout the week!

To find a participating dealer near you, visit 

Cathy de Silva from USO Connecticut, and Jim Flemming, president of the Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association, were in-studio to talk about the second annual event, as well as the benefits it provides to Connecticut’s military members and their families. 
Sean Progano talks with Kimberly Hoffman of the Connecticut National Guard Foundation to learn more about the foundation’s misson, and how you donation during the CARA Cookout for the Troops will go a long way in supporting our troops. 
Photos from the second annual CARA Cookout for the Troops on July 21st, 2018 





Out of state on July 21st, but would still like to support?  

Click here to make a direct donation today via Greater Hartford Automobile Dealers Association Foundation* Crowdrise page.

* A 501(c)(3) Foundation run by CARA awarding grants to nonprofit organizations which are based in Connecticut and which serve community needs primarily in the areas of education, culture, the arts, the needy and the homeless through sponsorship of special programs and projects which enhance the quality of life in our state.



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