On November 13 and 14, 2016, Equest will hold their fourth annual Men’s Auxiliary Golf Classic and Veteran Tribute Dinner at Gleaneagles Country Club in Plano, TX.
Founded in 1981, Equest provides Therapeutic Horsemanship activities and therapies to children and adults with physical, cognitive, sensory, coping and learning disabilities. Their many services and initiatives also include veteran programs, physical and occupational therapy, equine facilitated counseling, therapeutic carriage driving, therapeutic sports riding and competition. As the first therapeutic riding program in Texas, it has become one of the largest non-profit therapeutic riding centers in the nation with 45 therapy horses, 12 instructors, four therapists and 400 volunteers. Through its dedicated service in the community, lives are changed on a daily basis and more than 1,200 clients are served annually.
The event hosted by Honorary Chair Patrick M. Walsh, Admiral USN (Ret.) and Co-Chairs Kelly Coughlin Bennett and Andy Walsh will honor Equest’s initiative, Hooves for Heroes which empowers veterans and military families to take charge of their civilian transition and assume new roles as community leaders through equine activities and therapies.
Guests will enjoy a tribute dinner on the 13th with Keynote speaker William D. French, Vice Admiral, USN (Ret.) who serves as President and CEO of the Armed Services YMCA and as member of the National Advisory Committee for the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC). The following day guests will reconvene at Gleaneagles for a fun filled day of golf at one of the best country clubs in Dallas boasting 36 holes of golf! .
The annual event which raises the necessary funds to help provide free equine therapies and activities for veterans, first responders, and their families will sell tickets to the golf classic for $150 dollars per person or $600 dollars for a group of four. The Veteran Tribute Dinner is $100 dollars per person or $1,000 dollars for a table of ten.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.equest.org/golf or call 972-412-1099.
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