** Following is an open letter released by Saddlebred Rescue Inc. **
By now we assume you have guessed the rescue has cancelled it's annual Brunch and Auction at the Crowne Plaza Louisville in August. Actually we made that decision some time ago but we were not sure what to inform you otherwise. So now we know. With the help of GiveSmart and others we now have the tools to do a virtual event but it will be "Live" using Zoom.
Our 2020 event will be scheduled in one hour segments over four days that will run along with the horse show somewhat as a pre-show event from 5-6 p.m. ahead of the horse show the schedule evenings and will end on our traditional schedule on Thursday August 27, from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Shortly, we will be sharing with you our scheduled content for the four days and explain how you can get access to participate. One day, we have hired a very talented magician who does his program online and Live using Zoom where you can participate if your choose. More on that later.
In the meantime, we also have to kick off our auction and get the word out for auction donations. If you have used the GiveSmart auction system with us or elsewhere, you know it is a system that adapts perfectly with a virtual event. So we will have a small team of people getting out the word regarding the auction to seek donations. We do not think there will be many vendors at the horse show this year. Many of the vendors are regular donors to the auction and this year we will offer free advertising for them on our event website.
Auction donation items can be shipped to SBR 6 Meadow Cliff Lane Hardwick, NJ 07825. Those donors also have the choice to register their item with us and send pictures to post and they can hold their item to ship to the winner and we will cover shipping costs.
We need your help to make this a success. Any questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mark's cell at 908 894 0951.
Thank you and we will be in touch when we have the event website ready to post.
Regards, Mark and Nealia, Saddlebred Rescue Inc.
-- via Saddlebred Rescue Inc.