Los Angeles, CA - September 23, 2014 - The Longines Los Angeles Masters, promising to be one of the most spectacular sporting events of the equestrian world, is making history at the Los Angeles Convention Center September 25-28, 2014, with JustWorld International included in its charitable giving commitment. The Wellington, FL, USA, and Paris, France, based non-profit organization is one of 10 charities selected to compete in the charity class, and will be represented by JustWorld Ambassadors Olympian Laura Kraut and top West Coast rider Hannah Selleck. JustWorld's dedicated and ongoing partner Longines will generously be sponsoring the JustWorld Team.
First established at the Paris Gucci Masters in 2011, the Longines Masters Grand Slam has exemplified a long-standing commitment to charitable giving. The charity class continues the tradition of giving back, using a unique class to showcase 10 charities at the inaugural Los Angeles event. The exciting competition not only signifies the promise of the organizers and partners, but also the commitment of the riders representing the organizations most dear to their heart.
On September 27, the charity class will be alive with an array of colors, with Selleck and Kraut at the helm of costumed creativity. Clad in the purple and blue colors of JustWorld International, the representatives will tackle the track in style. At the end of the competition, prizes will not only be given to the winning teams, but also to those in the best costumes with a Style Award, and the JustWorld Ambassadors have promised that they will not disappoint!
JustWorld's charity class team brings an abundance of experience to the challenge. Olympic Champion Laura Kraut has been involved with the organization since its inception, finding herself drawn to jump for a just world to bring joy to the lives of children who have not been as fortunate. Kraut has continually topped international competition and she'll leave nothing to chance as she rides as strong as ever in Los Angeles for JustWorld.
Native to Southern California, Hannah Selleck, committed equestrian and daughter of American actor Tom Selleck, joins Kraut as they race against the clock. She recently assisted JustWorld International during the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. Selleck's role as JustWorld Ambassador at the Games was a dual one. As a member of the Ambassadors Committee, Selleck represented JustWorld in her beliefs that the equestrian world should be a vector of unity. Plus Selleck served as a spokesperson assisting in all public relations and media efforts, as well as raising public awareness for projects funded by JustWorld in Guatemala, Honduras, Cambodia and Colombia.
"Show jumping in costume will definitely be fun. But riding on a team with Laura and on behalf of JustWorld will be a nice combination of good times for a good cause," remarked Selleck.
JustWorld was born out of the Show Jumping discipline, created by top international competitor Jessica Newman, making the Longines Los Angeles Masters charity class the perfect fit for the non-profit organization. JustWorld has deep roots in the equestrian community, funding projects and placing a focus on children and education in an effort to empower a generation to lift themselves out of poverty.
About JustWorld International
JustWorld International is a not-for-profit, humanitarian organization that funds life-changing education, nutrition, health and hygiene, and leadership and cultural development programs for impoverished children in Cambodia, Honduras, Guatemala, and Colombia.
JustWorld International is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in the United States and a registered Association 1901 in France. Tax-deductible donations are accepted in Switzerland and JustWorld's supporters may send their donations to Fondation Philanthropia, a Swiss public-benefit umbrella foundation. Tax-deductible donations are also accepted in Canada. Canadian donors please visit: http://tidescanada.org/support/justworld-international-fund/. JustWorld International has no political or religious affiliation.
For more information on JustWorld International, please visit www.justworldinternational.org.