Local nonprofit to host third annual Hope for Horses Gala

Mary Hoffman

Mary Hoffman

Every year, hundreds of horses and burros from around the country find themselves in need of forever homes.

That is why Triple R Horse Rescue, a 501(c) 3 organization that rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes horses surrendered to its care, will host the third annual Hope for Horses Gala 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Carefree Resort and Conference Center in Carefree.

H4H Logo copyThe fund-raiser will focus the community on the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of the horses in its care, according to a press release.

According to Ken Bacher, president of Triple R Horse Rescue, the 2015 event will feature Mary Hoffman, a popular Mesa-based singer songwriter, and her band, as the principal entertainment for the event.

Ms. Hoffman, winner of the Arizona State University Idol competition in 2004, is a country music aficionado, according to the press release. In addition, Robert J. Leary, the volunteer head coach and founder for ASUs western equestrian team, will serve as master of ceremonies and auctioneer for the event.

This years event also will feature dinner, silent and live auction items, live western entertainment and surprise announcements, stated the release. Several sponsorship opportunities are available to support the event.

Information is available on the website at www.triplerhorserescueaz.com by clicking on the Hope for Horses logo which leads to the sponsorship icon. For more information, contact Ken Schafer at 610-637-2241.

Interested donors can submit auction items for the event to Terilynn Meeker at 602-999-0794 or e-mail terilynn@triplerhorserescueaz.com.

For information about the fund-raiser, call Courtney Olson at 480-532-1991. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at www.triplerhorserescueaz.com or via e-mail to Sallie@triplerhorserescueaz.com.

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