Pal-O-Mine Equestrian Receives $25,000 From Laurence W. Levine Foundation
February 23, 2011
(Islandia, New York) — Pal-O-Mine Equestrian has received a $25,000 grant from the Laurence W. Levine Foundation in Bayport, NY. The grant will help provide Pal-O-Mine equestrian therapy for riders who cannot afford the services and for the care of two therapeutic horses and two Sicilian donkeys.
In addition to the help with needy students, the grant will be used to care for two horses that are the backbone of Pal-O-Mine’s program. The two horses that will benefit from the grant are; “Skippy and Cora.” Two Sicilian donkeys, “Venus and J.J.” will also have their care paid for by the grant. The horses and donkeys require good nutrition, healthcare and training to perform optimally during the student’s therapy. The grant will also provide riding accessories for the students to help with their various therapy treatments and competitions.
”We are so grateful to the Laurence W. Levine Foundation for their support of Pal-O-Mine and for helping to care for our horses and provide services to students who can’t afford our program.,” said Lisa Gatti, Founder and Executive Director of Pal-O-Mine. “Because we never turn away a student for their inability to pay, we rely on the generosity of organizations like the Laurence W. Levine Foundation to help support our students in need,” she said.
For more information on donating to Pal-O-Mine through either donations or services, please contact, Pal-O-Mine at (631) 348-1389 or visit at www.pal-o-mine.org.
Pal-O-Mine Equestrian’s roots date back to 1993 when Founder and Director Lisa Gatti started a therapeutic riding program for individuals with disabilities. Its mission is to teach horseback riding and ancillary equine skills to individuals of all ages with physical, mental and emotional disabilities in order to promote increased self-esteem and confidence, as well as to improve posture, balance, eye-hand coordination and muscle tone. Pal-O-Mine operates a full time program, seven days a week, twelve months a year, and supports eighteen program horses on an 8-acre facility serving 300 individuals with disabilities weekly. For more information, visit www.pal-o-mine.org or call 631-348-1389.
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