By Dennis Pitocco, Published on BIZCATALYST360.com
Every horseman knows the relationship with a horse is special. For those with mental or physical disabilities or in the recovery process, this relationship can open the door to an entirely new realm of possibilities.
The words of Dionne Warwick’s song rang true for Quantum Leap Farm on March 5 for Stirrup Hope 2016 as our friends generously contributed over $300,000 to support Quantum’s equine-assisted therapy programs. Sponsors, including the Advocare Foundation, Ltd., Cornelia Corbett, and TECO Energy with many others, underwrote the costs for the event allowing 100% of funds raised that evening to go directly towards Quantum programs.
Quantum Leap Farm’s inaugural Stirrup Hope raises thousands for the equine-assisted therapy facility. The event took place on March 21st, 2015 with over 350 guests in Quantum’s riding arena in Odessa.
The first-time event raised 38% of the organization’s total budget and promises to be a staple of the fundraising efforts for the farm moving forward. Fifteen sponsors including TECO Energy underwrote the total expenses for Stirrup Hope leaving the total income from the night to benefit Quantum programs.