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ApRHA Teams Up With Wounded Warrior Project

Thursday, December 31, 2015 AT 01:12 PM

Wadsworth, IL:  Today, ApRHA, an association dedicated to the sport of Reining with registered Appaloosa horses, delivered a check in the amount of $3,500.00, to the Wounded Warrior Project office located in Chicago, IL.  This donation was as a result of the annual ApRHA Silent Auction which is held in Ft. Worth, TX at the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) World Show the last week in October.  The Silent Auction is in its third year, with the ApRHA donating 50% of all winning bid monies to the Wounded Warrior Project, a charity that serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families.

When the current ApRHA Executive Board took the reins in 2012, they made it a priority to align themselves philanthropically with an organization that had similar values.  According to Gillian Galligan, ApRHA President, “The WWP core values of “Fun, Integrity, Loyalty, Innovation and Service” aligned perfectly with what we were trying to create in our own association.  Plus, we were looking for an organization where the monies would actually reach the people in need. Since the WWP relies solely on corporate sponsorships and donations such as ours, we knew our contribution would make a difference.”

The ApRHA Silent Auction continues to be a success each year with more items and more sales.  Jane Cairo, ApRHA Treasurer and manager of the Silent Auction says, “Each year we get more items donated at no charge, plus we are now selling out of everything we have.  People at the ApHC World Show really look forward to this and are glad to help out a cause such as the Wounded Warrior Project. It would be nice if we could double our donation amount in 2016.”

To donate items for the 2016 ApRHA Silent Auction, contact Jane Cairo (305) 218-2770 or to donate to the Wounded Warrior Project directly, contact Keisha Gant (630) 522-4780.

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