Arthritis Foundation Gala Interviews with Chris Berman of ESPN and Dr. Leonard Kolstad of Midstate Medical Center and the Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute.
They chat about the upcoming 2021 Commitment to a Cure Gala, to support the Arthritis Foundation Connecticut Chapter!
2021 Commitment to a Cure – Connecticut’s Gala Event
Friday, October 22, 2021
TPC River Highlands
One Golf Club Road
Cromwell, CT 06416
Live music and dancing throughout the evening
6:00 PM | Cocktail Hour
7:00 PM | Dinner
8:00 PM | Award Program
8:30 PM | Fund the Mission
9:30 PM | Auction Closes
10:30 PM | Event Concludes*
*open bar closes at 10:00 PM, cash bar available
Click here for more information!
About Chris Berman
Christopher James Berman (born May 10, 1955), nicknamed "Boomer", is an American sportscaster. He has been an anchor for SportsCenter on ESPN since 1979, joining a month after its initial launch, and hosted the network's Sunday NFL Countdown program from 1985 to 2016. He has also anchored Monday Night Countdown, U.S. Open golf, the Stanley Cup Finals, and other programming on ESPN and ABC Sports. Berman calls play-by-play of select Major League Baseball games for ESPN, which included the Home Run Derby until 2016. A six-time honoree of the National Sports Media Association's "National Sportscaster of the Year" award, Berman was instrumental in establishing ESPN's lasting popularity during the network's formative years.
In January 2017, ESPN announced that Berman would be stepping down from several NFL-related roles at the network, but would remain at the company.
We welcome Chris back as an honoree, after being our Gala Emcee in 2019.
About Dr. Leonard Kolstad
Leonard Kolstad, M.D. went to undergrad and graduate schools spanning the country but ended up in Connecticut doing his Family Medicine Residency and Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the University of Connecticut.
Dr. Kolstad is the current Present Department Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Midstate Medical Center and Associate Medical Director of the Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute.
He enjoys golf and many outdoor activities, and time with family and grandson.