Horsemen Helping Horsemen: Breakfast at the Castle Behind the Castle Gates
RELEASE: June 17, 2009
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By the United Professional Horsemen's Association
Dave and Dena Lopez, of Double D Ranch, LLC, are taking the slogan of the United Professional Horsemen's Association (UPHA) to another level as they are planning a special fundraising event for the UPHA Dewey Henderson Benevolent Fund. This IRS 501(c)(3) fund was established in memory of long-time horseman, Dewey Henderson, to benefit UPHA members in need because of health issues, fires, theft, injury or accidents. Only 200 tickets will be sold for the “Kentucky brunch” prepared by Chef Cameron Irvin on Saturday, July 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Double D Ranch, LLC, is generously donating the entire cost of the breakfast for this event.
Guests will be treated to the medieval setting of Castle Post from the moment they walk through the mammoth 12-foot doors and enter the Great Hall with 30-foot ceilings and exquisite chandeliers. The use of the Castle was generously donated by the castle owner, Tom Post, who is a graduate of Lexington’s Lafayette High School. The grand staircase will be the setting for the drawing at 11:00 a.m. Each of the holders of the $100 tickets will have a chance to win up to $10,000 with the remaining $10,000 going to the UPHA Dewey Henderson Benevolent Fund.
Also included is another drawing for a beautiful collection of three Freedman harness items that are only available through their special Sponsorship program—a zip-top leather Belize, a leather wrapped thermos, and a leather bankers bag, with a total value of $750. Thanks to Freedman Harness for this wonderful raffle set.
To view the castle, you can go to www.thecastlepost.com
. Special room rates are available for those attending the Lexington Junior League Horse Show. To reserve a room, contact Dana Martin at Castle Post (859) 879-1000 by July 1, 2009.
Sponsors who are donating items for the silent auction are still stepping forward to help. Dena has expressed her hope that this event will raise $25,000. Sponsors will be recognized each evening of the Lexington Junior League Horse Show on the JumboTron and in the event brochure, as well as having a banner ad on the UPHA website for one year. The sponsorship opportunities are outlined below.
Sponsorship Levels Available
TRI-COLOR $2,500 +
BLUE RIBBON $1,500-$2,499
RED RIBBON $1,000-$1,499
YELLOW RIBBON $500-$999
WHITE RIBBON $250-$499
To be included among those supporting this worthy cause by buying a ticket or joining as a sponsor, please contact Karen Richardson at Uphakgr@aol.com
or (859) 231-5070 or download a ticket reservation form
, or visit www.UPHAOnline.com
. Please make your check payable to the UPHA Dewey Henderson Benevolent Fund (UPHA DHBF).
Checks should be mailed to: UPHA Castle Event, 4059 Iron Works Parkway, Suite 2, Lexington, KY 40511