Breakfast With ChampionsFox 61 CT 2017 Awardee
Breakfast With Champions is rapidly becoming an annual Interval House award and awareness-raising event!
Held for the 5th year at The Riverview, a private event venue that captures the beauty of rural Connecticut, the 2017 Breakfast With Champions awardee is Fox 61 CT, TV.
Fox 61 TV’s domestic violence coverage in the past several years has spotlighted the insidious problem domestic violence poses in Connecticut. The station has encouraged many thousands to find hope and help at Hartford Interval House, as well as to educate viewers, or to donate to the cause of ending domestic violence in our state.
Photos courtesy of Cheyney Barrieau
Those at Fox 61 have personal as well as societal reasons for wanting to shed light on this complicated cycle of violence and abuse that affects so many in our state. Thanks to the stations news coverage and editorial voice, greater numbers of Connecticut residents now know how to recognize the signs of domestic violence, and how Interval Houses’ life-saving services programs can help.
All proceeds go to Interval House thanks to the extraordinary generosity of John Royce, owner of The Riverview, and member of Men Make a Difference, Men Against Domestic Violence™, for he graciously donates his elegant venue with all the breakfast trimmings and staff, to our cause.
Past honorees include Senator Richard Blumenthal, who was honored in 2010 when he was Connecticut attorney general and senator-elect, and Central Connecticut State University men’s basketball coach Howie Dickenman, who was honored in 2012. Dr. William A. Petit, Jr., president and chairman of the board of the Petit Family Foundation, was honored in 2015. Past Interval House director, Cecile Enrico was the awardee in 2016.