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Press Release

Lyman Orchards Donates More than $14,000 to Connecticut Children's Medical Center to Fight Pediatric Cancer

(MIDDLEFIELD, Conn. — Dec. 19, 2017) —  Lyman Orchards presented Connecticut Children’s Medical Center today with a check totaling $14,468, representing proceeds generated by its 2017 Sunflower Maze. This year’s total exceeds the previous year’s donation of $11,345 and will be used in the fight against pediatric cancer.

One dollar from each Sunflower Maze admission at Lyman Orchards benefits care at Connecticut Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. Over the past 11 years, maze attendees have helped Lyman Orchards donate more than $93,500 to Connecticut Children’s.

“This year’s Sunflower Maze design was specially created for our theme – the animated PBS Kids’ TV series ‘Splash and Bubbles’ – using more than 350,000 red and yellow sunflowers,” said John Lyman III, Executive Vice President.

“Thousands of folks joined in the fun and got lost in the 2.5-acre maze, which generated the donation to this very worthy cause,” Lyman said. “We’re grateful for our customers’ support, and we look forward to seeing everyone at the Sunflower Maze in summer of 2018, as we look to pass the $100,000 mark in total donations to Connecticut Children’s.”

“Connecticut Children’s is delighted and honored to partner with Lyman Orchards,” said David Kinahan, president and CEO of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation. “Through their generosity and the generosity of thousands of visitors to Lyman Orchards, the Medical Center continues to provide unparalleled care to children, adolescents and young adults with cancer. We are grateful for our partnership and excited to celebrate passing the $100,000 mark in 2018!”

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center – ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation – is the only hospital in the state dedicated exclusively to the care of children.

The 2018 Sunflower Maze at Lyman Orchards is scheduled to open in late July and will run until late August.


About Lyman Orchards
Set on 1,100 acres in Middlefield -- the heart of Connecticut -- Lyman Orchards (est. 1741) is a popular destination for the whole family. Shop at the Apple Barrel market, filled with fresh farm produce and Lyman Orchard’s award-winning "Hi Top" Apple Pie; celebrate special events and weddings at the Lyman Homestead; enjoy seasonal Pick Your Own fruits and tours of the orchard; golf on two world-class public 18-hole courses designed by Gary Player and Robert Trent Jones, and improve your skills at the Lyman Orchards’ Golf Center and Apple Nine Course. For more information, call Lyman Orchards at 860-349-1793, or visit online at

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