Main Stay Therapeutic Farm's annual dinner, 'Triple Crown' raffle tickets now on sale

 
Submitted by Main Stay Therapeutic Farm
Updated 4/18/2019 9:05 PM
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  • Dante Jones rides his horse Chica with support from volunteer Gabby Sherman during his therapeutic riding lesson. Help support Main Stay Therapeutic Farm in Richmond by buying "Triple Crown" raffle tickets or attending the "Jockeys and Juleps" annual dinner Friday, May 3.

    Dante Jones rides his horse Chica with support from volunteer Gabby Sherman during his therapeutic riding lesson. Help support Main Stay Therapeutic Farm in Richmond by buying "Triple Crown" raffle tickets or attending the "Jockeys and Juleps" annual dinner Friday, May 3. Courtesy of Cindy Lawler

Main Stay Therapeutic Farm in Richmond provides therapeutic horsemanship and riding, equine and animal assisted learning, and adaptive gardening activities for children, teens, adults and seniors who are facing a wide array of life adversities.

Main Stay creates customized activities partnering with horses and farm animals at our state-of-the-art equestrian facility located on 40 acres of serene open land.

This environment provides a peaceful, safe, and supportive foundation for everyone who comes to the farm. They serve individuals not diagnoses. However, many participants have physical challenges, developmental disabilities, dementia, mental health concerns, addictions, teens experiencing school difficulties, and victims of human and sex trafficking.

The "Triple Crown" raffle raises much needed funds to support the farm and provide lessons at a reduced fee.

This unforgettable weekend in Chicago for two includes two nights at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco, Cubs vs. Brewers, Chicago Sky Deck, Tommy Gun's Garage, Odyssey Brunch Cruise on Lake Michigan and more.

"Triple Crown" raffle tickets are $100 each, with only 300 available. Buy yours now at aesbid.com/elp/MSTF19.

The "Jockeys and Juleps" annual dinner gala will be held from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Friday, May 3.

Located in the historic Starline Factory in Harvard, this derby-themed event features live music by "Cheryl and the Down Home Boys," a crowd-pleasing bluegrass band, cocktails, dinner, silent auction and more.

Tickets are $75 each. Buy yours now at aesbid.com/elp/MSTF19.

Main Stay Therapeutic Farm was founded in 1987. Activities at the farm enrich lives in a caring, safe, and challenging environment that enables individuals to reach their full potential. Main Stay serves individuals who are faced with a wide variety of challenges, including, but not limited to: traumatic brain injury; neurological disorders; intellectual disabilities; cerebral palsy; autism spectrum disorder; social/emotional/behavioral disabilities; senior services/ memory related; developmental disabilities; physical disabilities; and genetic disabilities.

Main Stay, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is committed to keeping its services affordable and attainable to those who need it most. Main Stay holds the highest level of accreditation as a Premier PATH International Center (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International).

Client fees represent less than 20 percent of its annual budget. Main Stay receives no state or federal funding and instead relies on donations from individuals and private foundations, corporate sponsorships and fundraising activities to make up the difference.

Its mission is supported by a small, dedicated staff and a large core of volunteers. More than 9,000 volunteer hours are completed annually.

They could not meet the needs of clients without volunteers and are grateful for the dedication, compassion and love that they bring to Main Stay each day.

To learn more about Main Stay Therapeutic Farm, visit mainstayfarm.org or www.facebook.com/MainStayTFarm

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