Kent Special Riding Program
34th ANNUAL KENT SPECIAL RIDING PROGRAM
RIDE-A-THON / WALK-A-THON
IONIA STATE RECREATION AREA, September 22. 2012
Welcome to Ride-A-Thon 2012! The Ride-A-Thon committee would like to thank you for your support of the Kent Special Riding Program. Because of you and others like you, hundreds of handicapped individuals can enjoy the sport that brings you to this event - horseback riding!
This year, our event is expanding to include a Hoe-Down on Friday night complete with music and line dancing!
Kent Special Riding Program
Hoe Down 2012
Make a Donation and Join in the FUN!
Games for all ages
Line Dancing Lessons
Hot Dog Roast
Feel free to bring your own sticks
And Much More
September 21 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Ionia State Park
Organization Camping Area
Questions call Jackie 616-868-6766
We are looking forward to having you join us!
On Saturday morning, registration takes place from 8:00-1:00. All Ride-A-Thon participants bringing in at least $35.00 in pledges will receive their collector tee shirt. In addition, you'll enjoy a hot dog cowboy lunch and be eligible to win one of dozens of door prizes! Lunch is served from 11:00-1:30 and the Award Ceremony begins at 3:00.
For our supporters without horses, we offer the "Pumpkin Walk". Hike the beautiful trails around Sessions Lake and find a numbered pumpkin along the way. Trade your pumpkin in for a door prize. Leashed dogs are welcome!
For each $50.00 in pledges, you will receive one ticket in the $500.00 Grand Prize Drawing! There will be many other exciting prizes in the Grand Prize Drawing. The 6 High Pledge winners in 11 age divisions will win trophies and rosette ribbons. Special prizes will be awarded to: High Pledge Family, Business, 4-H Club, Non-4H Club and Individual; Oldest rider, Youngest rider, Trail Boss (person who brought the most new participants), End of the Trail (person who came the farthest) and 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 & 30 years of participation. We have our popular glass mugs for returning Ride-A-Thoners who bring a new participant with them. Those with pledges of $250 - $499, $500 - $999, and for $1000 and over will receive special prizes.
Please collect any individual pledges less than $35. Pledge checks to the 4-H Foundation no longer qualify for state tax credits. Please write ALL checks payable to KSRP. (The Foundation keeps 15% of all checks written to the Foundation.) KSRP is licensed with the State of Michigan as a 501 (c) (3) charity. Other tax breaks may apply.
A State Park Passport is required for park entrance. Camping is available at the Horseman's Campground (next to the Ride-A-Thon staging area). Reservations can be made by calling 616-527-3750.
If you cannot be with us on the 22nd, you can still be a Ride-A-Thoner! Just mail your pledge sheet and pledges to us and we'll get your tee shirt sent out to you! Pledge sheets and pledges can be mailed to: Louise Palczewski 723 Flat Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
For more information or pledge sheets, please call 616-293-8306 or 616-723-5682 or visit our website: www.ksrp.org.
We are looking forward to another wonderful day of riding, hiking and friendship. Your support of the Kent Special Riding Program is sincerely appreciated! See you September 22nd!
See Your Business Logo Here!
Our 34th Annual Ride-a-Thon on September 22, 2012 will be our main fundraiser and much effort goes into making this event a success. Even now, we are actively seeking sponsors to help offset the costs involved in producing this event. Businesses or individuals can become Ride-a-Thon sponsors. A $500.00 Ride-a-Thon sponsorship entitles an organization to have their name and logo screen-printed on the back of 420 collector tee-shirts that are distributed to Ride-a-Thon participants and volunteers. In addition, the name and logo are printed on all Ride-a-Thon publicity, including over 800 pledge sheets distributed in the community, and prominently displayed on the KSRP website. KSRP is a nonprofit 4-H organization, so donations are tax deductible. If you know of anyone who may be interested in becoming a Ride-a-Thon sponsor, please contact Gail at 723-5682.