13th Annual “Boots and Buckles” Benefit Saturday, April 9 | KLBK | KAMC
LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — The followingg is a press release from Refuge Services, Inc.:
Refuge Services of Lubbock, TX provides equine therapy services to children and adults with special needs and disabilities, at-risk youth and veterans on a weekly basis. Refuge Services’ mission is to provide a therapeutic setting for licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists or mental health professionals to come together to incorporate horses into their treatment plan.
Refuge Services Inc. is a public non-profit organization created in 1999 to offer services to the whole person: body, soul and spirit. Refuge Services Inc. provides hippotherapy (II), Therapeutic riding (TR) and horse-assisted psychotherapy (EAP) to approximately 160 clients and their families per week.
On April 9, 2022, Refuge Services will host our 13th Annual “Boots and Buckles” benefit at the Texas Tech Frazier Alumni Pavilion. In 2021, we raised approximately $95,000. The highest so far! Greeted with great enthusiasm, our fundraising goal for 2022 is $100,000! This is an important event! Many children, veterans and families depend on our services. Being a non-profit organization, donations are tax deductible. Refuge is looking for businesses to partner with us to help raise funds for children with disabilities to experience the freedom and joy of walking for the first time with the help of their horse friend. Donations also help veterans reintegrate into civilian life. Here is the testimony of one of our veterans…
“For someone in the military like me, it’s hard to swallow my pride and say I need help. It was a safe environment to open up and talk. Sometimes the horses spoke for me and helped lead the way to help my marriage.
Attached is a poster with all the details of this event on Saturday April 9 at 6 p.m. There will be a steak dinner by Top Tier Catering, live music by Kenny Maines, our grand raffle, as well as a live and silent auction. We guarantee you a memorable evening! We would love for you to come and for the Lubbockites to come together to help those in need of therapy in our area. To purchase event tickets or raffle tickets, you can do so on our website at www.refugeservices.org or by contacting the office at 806-748-7202.
Patti Mandrell, M.Ed, LPC, EAPIII
Mailing Address: PO Box 53684 Lubbock, TX 79453
Link to the YouTube video on our program: https://youtu.be/qSJoo11vIOI
Physical address of boots and buckles
TTU Alumni Pavilion
2680 Drive of Champions, Lubbock, TX
(Refuge Services, Inc. press release)