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With a Little Help from Our Friends: A Fandango Benefit Gala Celebration

When: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Where: The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, Ashford, CT

Hole in the Wall is excited to welcome our community of supporters back to Ashford, Conn. this fall for the Fandango Benefit Gala, the annual fundraising tradition that our Founder Paul Newman started more than 30 years ago to support Camp’s year-round programming for children with serious illnesses and their families. This year’s festivities will take place outdoors with attendees safely experiencing all the Fandango fun under tents, including silent and live auctions, music and, of course, an inspiring variety show featuring our campers and celebrity friends.  


-Camp Casual-

2:00 p.m. 
Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres  
Food Trucks 
Live Music 
Silent Auction 
~ Downtown Camp ~ 

4:30 p.m. 
Fandango performance featuring campers and celebrity friends  
Live Auction & Campership Appeal 
~ Cabin Circle ~ 

6:30  – 8:00 p.m. 
Dinner Reception 
Live Music 
~ Downtown Camp ~ 

Saddle up for a “Hole” lot of Fandango fun by becoming a sponsor, purchasing individual tickets, securing an ad in the program book, supporting our campership appeal by joining our Campership Corral, or making a donation at any level.   

Fandango Benefit Gala Health and Safety Protocols

Safety is one of Hole in the Wall’s core values-we keep physical and emotional safety at the heart of everything we do. We will continue monitoring local, state, and national public health guidelines and those considerations will ultimately determine how we can most safely host our Fandango Benefit Gala in September. 

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any space where people are present. Those attending the Fandango Benefit Gala do so at their own risk of such exposure and agree to abide by The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp’s Gala Health and Safety Protocols which will be updated here and shared with all attendees in the coming months, as applicable. Fandango Benefit Gala safety protocols are subject to change.

Please contact Jennifer Weeks at (203) 745-2723 or via email with any questions. 

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The magic of The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp streamed into the homes and hearts of old and new friends on September 12, 2021 via Camp’s website, bringing together its three largest annual fundraising events – Beantown Bash, Fandango Benefit Gala and Big Apple Bash – for one inspiring virtual celebration. Celebrity friends Corbin Bleu, Bradley Cooper, Charlie Day, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Josh Groban, Jake Gyllenhaal, Christopher Jackson, Nikki M. James, David Letterman, Matthew McConaughey, Seth Meyers, Melissa Newman, Al Pacino, Lea Salonga, Kyra Sedgwick, Phillipa Soo, Blair Underwood, Bubba Watson, and Vanessa Williams continued a decades-long tradition of appearing alongside Hole in the Wall campers in a one-a-kind show – all to benefit Camp’s year-round programs. And to make the combined virtual celebration all the more special, friends of the Beantown and Big Apple Bashes were presented with Hole in the Wall’s highest honor, the Most Wanted Award, in recognition of their collective support of Camp’s children and families for more than 25 years.  Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of donors, more than $3 million was raised to support our growing programs.