5th Annual Night of Inspiration


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Night of Inspiration

Every fall, Connecting Champions hosts the “Night of Inspiration,” an evening celebrating local kids with cancer.

The children receive awards from their mentors sharing how they’ve inspired us with their bravery during the cancer journey.

Each award is presented by one of our sponsors, and the event is emceed by one of our teens, Sean, who wants to be a sports broadcaster when he grows up.

The Night of Inspiration also features hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, and an inspirational story shared by a local kid with cancer.

Words can’t describe how full our hearts are after the incredible success of the 5th Annual Night of Inspiration. Featuring the return of our favorite emcee, Sean Nolan, a Connecting Champions alum, Night of Inspiration left us all with smiles on our faces and memories to last a lifetime. The festivities included Inspiration Awards presented to our kids by their mentors, the annual future champs award, a Q&A session with our future police office, Amber, and her mentor, Sergeant Colleen, and a trip through Connecting Champions’ history with our very first kid, Camden! With record breaking attendance, together, we raised $75,000 for the kids in Connecting Champions! The night was full of smiles and love in celebration of our amazing kids!
Interested in learning more about corporate sponsorship?
Let us know!

Night of Inspiration is generously sponsored by


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UPMC health plan logo
UPMC Children's hospital logo


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Eat'nPark Hospitality Group logo


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Night of Inspiration 2018

Night of Inspiration 2017

Night of Inspiration 2016

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