King Jewelers Supports Chukkers for Charity… Again!
Chukkers For Charity Polo Match and Car Show
The 22nd Annual Chukkers for Charity Polo Match and Car Show took place on September 8th. King Jewelers took the chance to continue our annual support of this worthy cause. Without a doubt, King Jewelers participated in the silent auction by donating a ladies Bell & Ross timepiece. Over its 22 year history, the charity has raised more than 2.3 million dollars. The charity raised $200,000 this year! Importantly, all the proceeds from the Chukkers for Charity event go to the Saddle Up! program and the Rochelle Center.
Saddle Up! is an organization that gives children and youth with disabilities the opportunity to grow and develop through therapeutic, educational and recreational activities with horses. In addition, Saddle Up serves more than 1,300 children with disabilities. As well as provides more than 50,000 hours of services. Furthermore, they have cared for more than 130 horses in 25 years. They offer recreational therapeutic riding and hippotherapy. Hippotherapy is a blend of physical and occupational therapy.
The Rochelle Center began in 1968 by long-time educator, W.R. Rochelle. Likewise, this organization raises money to support adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to learn how to become as independent as possible. For example, the center provides employment programs, daycare services, and residential housing. There is a place for everyone with moderate to severe disabilities.