Saddle Up St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Fundraiser
On Sunday, November 11, Cape May County’s 4-H Horse Program celebrates ten years of fundraising for St. Jude Children’s Hospital with an afternoon trail ride, potluck dinner and 10th anniversary festivities. The ride will leave from the Crooked Horn Gunning Club, in Belleplain, at 1:00 p.m. 4-H’ers have set their fundraising goal this year at $5,000. Last year, riders raised over $4,300 for this worthy charitable cause, bringing the nine year total to $20,115. Interested sponsors may now choose the convenience of donating online at www.stjude.org/saddleup. Click on “Find an Event,” select New Jersey, then choose “4-H Youth Program.”
The trail ride entry fee is $25.00 if pre-registered with payment before November 11 and $40.00 the day of the ride. Riders are encouraged to get additional sponsorships as all proceeds are donated to the children of St. Jude Hospital. St. Jude awards prizes based on how much money riders raise for the hospital.
Entry forms and sponsorship sheets are available at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Office, located at 355 Courthouse-South Dennis Road and at the website at www.capemaycountygov.net, then click “Departments,” then “Rutgers Cooperative Extension.” Riders must provide their own horses, and safety helmets are required.
The Crooked Horn Gunning Club is located in Belleplain, off of Chestnut St. Participants are asked to bring a covered dish, dessert or drinks for the potluck. The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension. 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13, on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. A rain date of Sunday, November 18 has been set in case of inclement weather. For additional information, contact 4-H program associate Linda Horner, at 465-5115.