2020 Therapy Horse Derby
Thank you to our sponsors, donors, team captains, therapy animals and supporters of all kinds for helping us exceed our Helping Horses Help Kids & Others goal.
With over 565 individual donations and 32 event sponsors we raised nearly $100,000 to support our mission!
Hitting this goal was critical to our mission, as this event normally funds about a quarter of our annual budget. Our 13th Annual Helping Horses Help Kids Charity Event could not be held in person due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We have been honored by the generosity of our community to support an almost entirely virtual fundraiser for this year. We are looking forward to incorporating elements of the Therapy Horse Derby in the future.
Where the Money Goes
PBJ Connections provides professional behavioral health therapy to children, adults and families through horses, counseling and nature. We commit to serving all who need mental health services, regardless of their ability to pay. As a locally operated non-profit, nearly all funds raised go directly to providing programming. The teams are named for our therapy animals to generate a fun “horse race” atmosphere but the animals themselves do not receive the funding as they are already cared for by private owners!
Congratulations to the winning Therapy Animal Teams!
Helping Horses Help Kids – 2020 Therapy Horse Derby Sponsors
Wexner Family Charitable Fund
Equine Veterinary Dental Services
Bob and Gina Grote
Hoskinson Co. Inc.
Licking Memorial Health Systems
Granville Milling Co.
HELPING HORSES HELP KIDS
Marnitz & Associates
Kaufman Dental Group
The Merck Foundation
The Balanced Hoof and Horse Inc.