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(New Britain, Conn., November 10, 2016)–New Britain Bees management and Stanley Black & Decker today announced that the 2016 Stanley Tape Measure Challenge has raised $5,400 for CCARC, Inc., located in New Britain. 
CCARC, Inc.’s mission is to “make dreams happen” with a vision to “provide personalized services for people with disabilities.” Since its founding in 1952, CCARC, Inc. has grown to offer a wide variety of residential and day services in the Central Connecticut community to support people with disabilities. 
The Stanley Tape Measure Challenge donates $100 for each home run hit by the Bees this season at New Britain Stadium. New Britain tallied 54 home runs at New Britain Stadium in 2016, beginning with Anthony Hewitt’s first home run of the season on April 24 (and the first home run by the Bees in franchise history) and ending with Nick Murphy’s first professional home run on September 18th vs. Somerset. Of the 54 home runs hit at home, Jovan Rosa, Jon Griffin and Michael Crouse each tallied 7, while Jon Jones had the lone Bees grand slam at New Britain Stadium during 2016 on June 17th. 
Tim Perra, VP of Corporate Communications for Stanley Black & Decker, said “Our Company’s World Headquarters and home is here in New Britain. We are proud of the Tape Measure Challenge and all of our other local partnerships that continue to benefit our community. We want to congratulate the New Britain Bees on their performance this season, and we are pleased that this can help benefit CCARC and the great work that they do.”
“CCARC. is honored to have been selected to benefit from Stanley Black & Decker’s Tape Measure Challenge,” said CEO, Anne L. Ruwet. “We are grateful for Stanley’s strong commitment to the New Britain community and to nonprofits like CCARC who serve our most vulnerable citizens. Congratulations to the New Britain Bees on a successful inaugural season marked by 54 home runs!”
About CCARC, Inc.
Founded in 1952, CCARC, Inc. is a private nonprofit organization providing personalized day and residential services for adults with intellectual disabilities such as Down Syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and a variety of developmental and physical conditions. CCARC’s mission is to “Make Dreams Happen.”
About the New Britain Bees
The New Britain Bees are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, playing all home games at New Britain Stadium. Season Tickets for the 2017 season are available by calling 860-826-BEES (2337), online at, or by visiting the New Britain Bees’Front Office.
About Stanley Black & Decker
Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 and FORTUNE 500 company, is the world’s leading provider of tools and storage, the world’s second-largest commercial electronic security company, and a leading engineered fastening systems provider, with unique growth platforms in the Oil & Gas and Infrastructure industries. Well-known brands include: STANLEY, BLACK+DECKER, DEWALT, Porter-Cable, Bostitch, Facom, Mac Tools, Proto, Vidmar, Lista, and more. Learn more at
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About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 36 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB.  The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.
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