The Annual Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center's Benefit Auction Dinner & Dance is fast approaching, with just one day until this exciting event takes place. This year's theme is "Gone Riding" and there will be an Argentinean Asado along with the "So You Think You Can Ride" Mechanical Bull Riding Contest. The event is set for Friday, February 19, 2010, at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida.
This year's exciting Live Auction items will include the International Travel Package from Lazcar, two Yamaha Moto Scooters, "The Polo Experience," tickets to the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Lexington, KY, and much more. The silent auction features gift certificates for restaurants, theater performances, and spa packages. As always, guests will have the opportunity to adopt one the VTRC horses at the end of the night, underwriting their care for an entire year. Tami Hoag is this year's Celebrity Hostess and she will be leading the way through the many exciting events featured throughout the evening.
This annual gala event that began in 1986 is the main fundraiser for the Center, and has raised more than $2.2 million dollars for therapeutic and recreational horseback riding for special needs children and adults of Palm Beach County. The money raised enables VTRC to provide services to over 350 clients per year through its four different programs: Therapeutic Riding, Hippotherapy, Horses for Heroes and Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy.
VTRC will show a video conveying their mission to turn disability into ability, and then one of VTRC's riders will be presented with the Rider of the Year Award at the end of the night. As community driven organization, special volunteers are also recognized for their outstanding service throughout the year.
For more information about the 2010 Benefit Auction Dinner & Dance and the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center, please visit www.vinceremos.com/benefit.html.
VTRC is a nonprofit organization based in Loxahatchee, FL, that provides recreational and therapeutic riding instruction to people of all ages with varying developmental, physical, and psychological disabilities. The organization, founded in 1982, assists more than 350 adults and children every year, helping them gain a sense of accomplishment, greater independence, and a higher quality of life. The VTRC has received a "Premier Accreditation" rating from the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA).