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August 15th, 2014

A BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR EQUI-KIDS 20th ANNUAL GOLF OPEN! THE TOURNAMENT WITH THE “HORSE ON THE COURSE” RAISES OVER $55,000!

A BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR EQUI-KIDS 20th ANNUAL GOLF OPEN!
THE TOURNAMENT WITH THE “HORSE ON THE COURSE” RAISES OVER $55,000!

August 14, 2014

 EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program hosted its 20th Annual Golf Open on Tuesday, August 13, 2014 at Bayville Golf Club in Virginia Beach.  With a sell out tournament of 124 players, this annual signature event raised $55,443 to support the organization’s mission to provide services to individuals with disabilities.  As always, the Golf Open featured team photos with EQUI-KIDS’ horse Honey, and new this year was an outstanding dinner sponsor of Thirty Seven North – complete with bacon wrapped bacon skewers at Hole #5!

“What an epic day!” commented Jill Haag, Executive Director. “We are thrilled to have a sold out event for our 20th Golf Open and we are so tremendously grateful to all of our sponsors and players for making it one of our very best tournaments! This year we celebrated two decades of golf excellence for our oldest fundraiser, and it continues to get better each year!”

EQUI-KIDS is proud to recognize Merrill Lynch Wealth Management as Presenting Sponsor, as well as The Providence Group, Chartway Federal Credit Union, The Goddard School, TowneBank, Hall Automotive, Customer Magnetism, Newtown Building Supplies, Thirty Seven North, The Gee’s Group, Cameron Chemicals, Monarch Mortgage, HAV, Inc., MHI, Endurance IT Services, D.A.C.S., The Real Estate Group – Cheralyn Whetstone, and TFA Benefits. We would also like to recognize our first EQUI-VETS participant, Brown T. Cornwell, USAF MSgt, Ret., who joined us to play golf on this legendary course, and who was our honorary guest for dinner.

The Golf Open was one of the organization’s first fundraising events, established in 1994, to support EQUI-KIDS. Through the success of this and other fundraising events, the organization is able to give special needs riders the opportunity to experience a world free from disability.

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About EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program

Founded in 1989, EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program is a 501c3 organization located in Virginia Beach.  We have grown to become one of the largest accredited equine riding programs in the country benefiting the special needs community.  We provide equine-assisted activities to a diverse group of riders each week and our programs offer support to individuals with disabilities such as Down syndrome, autism, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, amputation, mental and physical disabilities, attention deficit disorder and more.  EQUI-KIDS has made a life-changing difference in the lives of hundreds of children in Hampton Roads.  For more information, visit www.equikids.org.

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