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Singer Tony Orlando to Appear at Annual Polo Match

Written by Long Island  |  20. July 2011

Singer Tony Orlando, one of America's most endearing and enduring stars, will be appearing to receive an award for his work with veterans and will perform one of his signature hits at the Annual Polo Match to benefit children and adults with disabilities which is happening on Saturday, August 6, 2011 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Polo Club in Old Westbury. This event, which is hosted by the National Foundation for Human Potential and is sponsored by Mojave, will raise funds to pay for therapeutic riding sessions for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities as well as for local disabled veterans. Tickets are $75 per person, and will include an Argentinean style BBQ, wine, a tango demonstration and of course, the international spectator sport of polo. Special group packages are also available at $125 for couples, $150 for families and $600 for corporations. For more information about the event, please contact the National Foundation for Human Potential, Office of Development, (516) 870-1661. "We are very excited about being involved with the polo match that will help raise funds for Saddle Rock Ranch one of our most innovative services that fosters independence for those with different abilities," said Robert S. Budd, Chief Executive Officer, Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc., (FREE), one of the not-for-profit agencies that will benefit from the event. "Therapeutic riding is one of our most popular activities at Saddle Rock Ranch. We are eager to partner with Squadron A Foundation to offer therapeutic riding lessons to veterans so they can experience the same improvements in physical and mental well-being that we have witnessed for other individuals." FREE acquired Saddle Rock Ranch, a beautiful 14-acre property in Middle Island, in 2004. The vision of the Ranch is to bring hope and happiness while facilitating integration into the community for children and adults with different abilities by implementing special programs that develop human potential. A variety of innovative treatment options are offered at Saddle Rock Ranch tailored to each person's needs and likes. Participants can choose agricultural pursuits, equine-assisted activities, pet therapy or prevocational opportunities. A unique aspect of Saddle Rock Ranch is the integration of the general community with individuals with disabilities. The Ranch is open to the community for riding lessons. Individuals without disabilities ride their horses, interact and have personal experiences with people who have disabilities on a daily basis. About National Foundation for Human Potential:The mission of the National Foundation for Human Potential is to promote, develop and encourage educational and support services for children and adults with different abilities through financial and other means of support. To meet that purpose, the Foundation raises funds and provides contributions and grant awards to organizations, which build communities. About Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE)FREE, founded in 1977 and headquartered in Old Bethpage, benefits more than 3,000 individuals with different abilities or behavioral health needs or traumatic brain injury and their families each year on Long Island. Its mission is to help individuals of all abilities to realize their full potential and prevail over life's challenges. FREE's broad spectrum of services encourages individuals to share their gifts and talents as contributing members of the community. For more information, please call 516-870-1622 or visit www.familyres.org About Squadron A FoundationSquadron A Foundation is a 501(c) 3 organization which promotes activities related to equitation, horse therapeutic riding and cavalry traditions. For more information, please visit www.squadrona.org.

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