Coast -To -Coast Support Celebrate With The Champions
Auction Of Debbie McDonald Training Package To Highlight June 19
FL May 3, 2004 Sponsors from coast-to-coast have lined
up to support Celebrate With The Champions, a fiesta
dinner and auction on June 19 at Oaks / Blenheim in San Juan Capistrano,
California, during the final weekend of the Dressage Team Olympic
Selection Trials. The event is a benefit for the United States Equestrian
Team Foundation. A highlight of the celebration is the live auction
of a training package offered by Grand Prix rider Debbie McDonald
to help raise funds for the Athens-bound dressage team. The package
includes one months training with Debbie McDonald at River
Grove Farm in Sun Valley, Idaho, board for one horse, and accommodations
for the rider in a Sun Valley condo.
the list of sponsors of Celebrate With The Champions are the Champions
Chairpersons Jane Thomas, Akiko Yamazaki, Linda Edwards,
Lila Kommerstad, Peggy and Parry Thomas, and Dick and Jane Brown.
Champions sponsors are: Jane Forbes Clark, Joan Cvengros,
Stephen and Barbara Duzan, Linda K. Fowler, Epona Farms, Stateline
Tack, and Bayer.
Champions sponsors are: Suzanne M. Shaw, Troubleshooters,
International, Flo Brown, Kim and Jerry Yacobucci, Janet Kroh, Sharon
Engel Ruhnau and David Ruhnau, and Aileen and Stan Morse.
Champions sponsors are: Mason Phelps and Phelps Media Group,
Inc., Alaska and Chris Culmone, and Karen and Frank Lloyd.
Jane Brown reports that the fundraiser is already off to a great
start she received 40 reservations for Celebrate With
The Champions before the invitations were mailed out. Sponsorship
opportunities are still available and those wishing to contribute
can contact Mrs. Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 760-438-3873.
With The Champions will be held on Saturday evening, June
19, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Pacific Standard Time. Festivities
included strolling mariachis, a fiesta-style dinner, silent auction,
and the live auction of the Debbie McDonald Training Package.
McDonald is offering the training package as a way of personally
raising money for the team. With her current Athens Olympic hopeful,
the Hanoverian mare Brentina owned by Peggy Thomas, McDonald won
Individual and Team Gold at the 1999 Pan Am Games, the national
Grand Prix Championship at the Festival of Champions at Gladstone
twice, Team Silver at the 2002 World Equestrian Games, the 2003
World Cup Championship, and the 2004 US Grand Prix Freestyle Championship
and US League Final.
And Celebrate With The Champions Ticket Information
attend Celebrate With The Champions and the live auction
of the Debbie McDonald Training Package, tickets are $100 each.
Drink tickets will be available at $5 each at the party. For reservations
or sponsorship opportunities, contact Jane Brown at email@example.com
or fax to 760-438-3873.
participate in the Debbie McDonald Training Package auction via
telephone on June 19, bidders must register first by contacting
Mason Phelps, Jr. at Phelps Media Group, Inc. via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.