WHO WE ARE

Here at Dungeons of Hope, we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. Since our founding in 2017 as a 501.c3 charity fundraising organization, we are proud to say we have raised thousands donated directly to the South Park Inn Homeless Shelter in Hartford, CT. Dungeons of Hope was created and is now dedicated to continue raising money for deserving organizations through the fun of adventure games.

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MEET THE TEAM

Board of Directors

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ROB ZIELONKA

President

MIKE ROSTRON

Executive Director

Treasurer

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ADAM LUEB

Executive Director

Recording Secretary

RYAN BEACH

Executive Director

Director of Advancement

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MARY VAN DEN BROEK

Outreach Coordinator

JENNIFER SWANTEK

Event Coordinator

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PREVIOUS EVENTS

Bringing Change, One Game at a Time

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2017

The Start To Change

This year marked the very first DOH event that ended with lots of smiles and an incredible outcome for the organization's kick-off. Hosted at Jay Timothy's in CT, we were able to team up with various sponsors and found 16 awesome participants. With their help, we raised $3,200 and had a great time while doing so.


A special thank you to all that made this become a reality. 

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2018

Continuing To Grow

2018 showed the promising future of this organization with the growing amount of both participants and sponsors. We had 20 amazing heroes, many returning from the previous year, showing a true passion for the game as well as helping our community. As a team, we raised $5,130. The South Park Inn was overwhelmed and we could not wait for the following year to grow even further.

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2019

Establishing Our Organization

At our most recent event, it was incredible to see the amount of returning players. Some are making this an annual tradition! We were also lucky to have a generous amount of sponsors that donated directly towards our cause and provided incredible prizes for all our players. Not only that, we were also joined by the game maker himself, Stephen Baker who's shown holding the prize, hand-crafted sword above. It was an honor to have been joined by the man who created the game Hero Quest that allowed us to start such a powerful cause.   


We were able to raise a record-breaking $6,800 with all the support and could not be more thankful for those who were involved- sponsors, players, and volunteers. 

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RETRO WORLD EXPO

September 2018

Dungeons of Hope was at Retro World Expo to promote our yearly gaming event. We had a lot of fun and met a lot of great people.  Shout outs to Rhythm & Pixels for playing a game with us, Connecticut Ghost Busters, Nick Caito for being a Zargon for two games on Saturday, and Joe Murphy for hooking Adam up with a sweet X-Men Tattoo.

 
 
Upcoming Events
Dungeons of Hope 2020
Sat, Nov 14
Polish National Home
Nov 14, 7:00 PM
Polish National Home, Hartford, CT
RSVP and start collecting your "gold" to participate in this years event! Raise money to purchase armor and spells during the game for a better chance to beat your opponents. There will be drinks, dinner, prizes, and lots of competition! All proceeds donated to South Park Inn Homeless Shelter
 

TRAINING FOR THE EVENT

Below are some helpful resources to help prepare you for the event

 

“Homelessness is everywhere. In our neighborhoods... people you know. And there are ways that we can help”

Mary Van den Broek

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SOUTH PARK INN

Hartford, CT

The charity is South Park Inn. South Park Inn provides a continuum of services from street outreach and emergency shelter to transitional and permanent housing. While staying at South Park Inn residents’ basic needs are met and they work to overcome the problems that led to their homelessness.

The work that is done by the South Park Inn team is truly outstanding. Not only do they help individuals, families, and veterans get off the streets, but their focus has always been to help these folks get back on their feet. Their impact in the Hartford region over the years is truly immeasurable. This is why Dungeons of Hope has decided to help this deserving charity organization.

Please visit the website for more information. We encourage you to watch the video!

"Together Finding A Way Home

Offering shelter and personalized support to each of the men, women, and children that we serve. Our mission is to help people who are homeless to improve their lives by providing temporary and long-term housing and supportive services" -South Park Inn

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GAME NIGHTS

Each month Dungeons of Hope works with Brian at the South Park Inn to hold a game night. These nights we play games of all types with the men, women, and children of the South Park Inn.

 
 

DUNGEONS OF HOPE MEDIA

Expanding Our Horizon

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November, 2019

President of DOH, Rob Zielonka, is interviewed by Fox 61 to talk about Dungeons of Hope as an organization, what DOH does to help the community and also discusses the game that inspired it all- Hero Quest. Rob even brought along his original board game from nearly 40 years ago... click here to check it out!

RADIO WITH RYAN BEACH

TBD

Coming soon

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PIT COUNT

FT. SENATOR SAUD ANWAR

January 28th, 2019

Ryan Beach, an executive director for Dungeons of Hope, lead an amazing group of volunteers through a highly successful PIT count. Ryan and Rob Zielonka, President of DOH, were able to work with great people including State Senator Saud Anwar. Thank you to everyone who was a part of this and a huge shout out to Ryan for initiating this moving opportunity. 

Check out the article in the Hartford Courant to read or hear more about what we did and what Connecticut is doing to help fight homelessness in our community! 

Pictured: Rob Zielonka (left), Senator Saud Anwar (right)

 
High Fives

BECOME A SPONSOR

Contact our team to find out more

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MAKE A DONATION

Help us make a difference

 

OUR PARTNERSHIPS

Donations & Sponsors

2018

Get Baked Bakery
Highclere Castle Cigar
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Normandeau Technologies
ONYX Moonshine
The Polish National Home of Hartford
Warlords Crusade Armor
Warzownd Studios

2019

Bob’s Discount Furniture

Bowlero Bowl

Brick Swap

Burning Hearts Tattoo

Dave & Busters

Foxwoods

G-Zen Restaurant

Max Restaurant Group

Nick Caito Photography

Normandeau Technologies

Regency Gaming

Relic Brewing

Revolutions /Nomads

Staples

The Polish National Home of Hartford

Warlords Crusade Armor

Yard Goats

 

CONTACT OUR TEAM

Get in touch with Dungeons of Hope to learn more about our work or how to become involved!

 
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