Still time to sponsor Chief and Me :)
September 29, 2017
BENEFITING: CHEFF THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER
ORGANIZER: CHEFF THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER
EVENT DATE: Jun 27, 2017
Hi Friends and Family!
As many of you know I'm a volunteer in the Hippo Therapy program at The Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center. I spend my valuble time there because I believe in, and SEE, what the Cheff Center is doing to improve the emotional and physical well being of special needs individuals of all ages and walks of life in SW Michigan. In addition, being a Premier Accredited PATH Intl member, Cheff is looked to as a leader in the Equine Therapy Community partnering with educational institutions locally and worldwide. I could go on and on but I'll get to the point....I will be participating in the Ride-A-Thon this year and am asking for your help. I am looking for sponsors to support me as I ride the 10 mile loop in my mission to raise money for our hard working Equine Herd. Any amount you can donate will be considered huge as these monies are so very carefully thought through for the budget. If you know me, you know how much I hate asking for money , so you can see how important the Cheff Center is to me but more importantly the many families it serves every year. To learn more about the Cheff center go to www.cheffcenter.org
I've also included a short but awesome testimonial from a mother whose daughter is in the Hippo Therapy Program with us :) htttp://cheffcenter.org/newsDetail.php.
Please join me in supporting another year of changing lives at the Cheff Center....ANY amount is appreciated!!
If you're not a fan of Crowdrise and want every penny to go to Cheff, please send checks directly to me, written to: Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center and I will turn it all in the day of the Ride-A Thon. Thank you so much!!
and Happy Trails!
CHEFF THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER wrote -
This year's Ride-A-Thon will be taking place on Saturday, September 30th.
WHAT: This is so much more than a trail ride... It's also about making life changing therapy opportunities available to those in our community who need them most. Participants get a lot for their minimum pledge donation, but we urge everyone to remember that their dollars are going WAY further than buying a one day trail ride.
This annual fundraiser is responsible for raising money to support our equine herd at Cheff. You're invited to join us for a morning of trail riding, silent auctions, door prizes, top fundraiser prizes, and of course an amazing hot lunch. There will be two trail options, a 3 mile "short loop" and a "long loop" that will probably end up right around 10 miles (long loop varies from year to year depending on what trails we're allowed to use in Kellogg Forest.) The entire ride is on trails, though there are road crossings. Major road crossings will be police/volunteer assisted. Registered riders are able to go through the trails as many times as they would like, but we will not be allowing riders out after 12pm.
WHY: Our herd at Cheff fluctuates between 15 and 20 horses. The cost of keeping these horses happy and healthy is nothing to laugh at. With this fundraiser, we reach out to those who really understand what we do and the challenges we face- people who understand the magic of horses and also the cost (YOU!). Funds raised at this event specifically support our herd by financing things such as vet visits, farrier care, feed, supplements, equipment that fits, fly spray... you get the idea.** ** Just a PSA- Cheff relies HEAVILY on donations- if you have any gently used horse equipment- saddles, pads, blankets, sheets, (even half bottles of fly spray...) we'd love to take them off your hands!