Home Is Where the Heart Is
Carousel Ranch's Annual Fundraiser is August 29th
August, 2020 - Issue #191

"Heart of the West is where miracles are witnessed -
and this year is going to be no different! We can't wait to EXPERIENCE THE JOY of the children's demonstration, the excitement of the auctions and the camaraderie of
this event that's become the best in the West!"
Chris Paz, chief operating officer of Mercedes-Benz Valencia
Carousel Ranch Transitions Signature Fundraiser Online
For years, August was synonymous with "Heart of the West" in Santa Clarita. The signature fundraiser for the beloved equestrian-therapy organization, HOTW has raised over 4.5 million dollars to provide hands-on horseback treatments to children and young adults with diagnoses of cancer, MS, autism and more. Known for its Western theme and boot-stompin' energy, Heart of the West has drawn capacity crowds every year in recent history - and the organization hopes that 2020 isn't any different...
Except that this year, Heart of the West is going home.
"Guests will still be treated to our thematic Western table designs, delicious barbecue dinner, exciting auctions and sentimental children's demonstration on horseback - it just won't be on site on August 29," explains Executive Director Denise Redmond. "Instead, hosts across our valley will welcome a small group of guests to their homes - and many others will be celebrating Heart of the West privately with their families via Zoom and YouTube." The semi-virtual experience will be heavy on Western charm - and that signature sense of joy HOTW is known for. "This is going to raise spirits - you're going to smile all night," says Event Creator Jeanna Crawford. "Our kids can't wait to show off their skills and connect with their community supporters. We're all thrilled to be able to fundraise for the Ranch that means so much to so many local families."

Heart of the West at Home Q&A
How will I watch the children's demonstration?
Guests will experience the heartwarming horseback demonstration on Zoom or YouTube through the convenience of their television, tablet, computer or phone. Carousel Ranch's tech support is available now to ensure the perfect at-home experience.

Will there be an auction?
Yes! There will be both a live and silent auction held online.
You'll be able to bid directly from your phone on items like local restaurant gift certificates, hotel stays, wine and more.

What does my event package include?
If you'd like to host a small viewing party at your home, you'll
be provided tables, thematic table settings, floral centerpiece,
photo-booth props, an appetizer platter and more. Your experience will be just as special as if you were at the Ranch itself!

What if I prefer to participate by myself?
You can and should! Meals are available locally at participating restaurants for pick up.

What else do I need to know?
From purchasing craft cocktails to hiring Salt Creek Grille
servers, all the details can be found online or by calling the Ranch. That's also where you can get your tickets, learn about
sponsorships, make a donation and more.

"So many families depend on Carousel Ranch for essential therapeutic services that make a real difference in the life of their child. To have the support of the community right now is vital in order to continue to provide this unique therapy on the back of a horse. Mission Valley Bank is honored to be counted as a Carousel Ranch supporter and we hope that you join us for what will prove to be one of the MOST MEMORABLE Heart of the West events yet!"
Tamara Gurney, president & CEO of Mission Valley Bank
Thank You Heart of the West Sponsors

Presented by
Princess Cruises Community Foundation

Head Table Sponsors
Santa Clarita Concrete & Andy's Precision Seal & Stripe

Hero's Heart Sponsor
The Sandnes Family Foundation

Golden Dream Scholarship Sponsors
Teri Hughes-Fox Family Foundation
Mercedes-Benz of Valencia

Silver Saddle Scholarship Sponsors
Mission Valley Bank
Santa Clarita Concrete

Marshall's Table Sponsors
The Gittisarn Family
Renee Berlin & Allen Hohnroth
Mission Valley Bank

Sheriff's Table Sponsor
Express Employment Professionals
Logix Federal Credit Union
Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley

Media Sponsors
Inside SCV Magazine | KHTS AM1220 | The Signal Newspaper
Point of View Communications | SCVTV

Saturday, August 29
Now Available
VIP TICKETS • Table sponsorships GENERAL tickets
Tickets include authentic barbecue meals
provided by Salt Creek Grille,
Marstons Valencia, The Old Town Junction and
Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Co.
VIP Tables include a server, wine and more.
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