at International Polo Club Palm Beach
Friday, March 11th, 2016
The Challenge of the Americas, known throughout the equestrian world for its spectacular performances on horseback, returns for its 12th Anniversary in Wellington, FL to continue its fight against breast cancer. This annual fundraiser is a one-of-a-kind affair that highlights the equestrian sports of Dressage and Show Jumping. Competing riders include the "Who's Who" of the top equestrian competitors in the United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe. Join the Breast Cancer Research Foundation & Play For P.I.N.K. as international riders perform to world-class music and choreography in their efforts to find a cure in our lifetime.
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There are few, if any, places throughout the world where an audience can delight in the performances of such a large and distinguished group of riders and their magnificent partners. Then celebrate at the Challenge Gala! A truly spectacular event to be enjoyed by all!
GENERAL ADMISSION (at the door) $20.00
About The Challenge Of The Americas
The Challenge of the Americas, having evolved over the past 12 years from an afternoon dressage exhibition/luncheon in 2002, has grown into an under-the-lights international equestrian extravaganza & Gala. Its success and continued growth is due to its partnership in the fight against breast cancer, as well as its unique and highly entertaining format that includes not only the excitement of show jumping but the elegance of the musical freestyle quadrille forever to be recognized as "dancing for women and men around the world".
The Challenge Beneficiary
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) advances the world’s most promising research to eradicate breast cancer. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF has raised more than a half a billion dollars to fuel discoveries in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, survivorship and metastasis, making it one of the largest non-governmental funders of breast cancer research in the world. BCRF is the highest rated breast cancer organization in the U.S. with an A+ rating from Charity Watch, and has been awarded Charity Navigator’s highest rating of four stars 12 times since 2002.
In 2015-2016, BCRF will award $48.5 million in annual grants to over 240 scientists from top universities and medical institutions around the globe. In addition, $5.4 million has been committed to the international Founder’s Fund project focused on metastasis. Every hour of research we fund improves outcomes and saves lives. For more information, please visit: www.bcrfcure.org.
Play for P.I.N.K.® (Prevention, Immediate Diagnosis, New Technology, Knowledge) is a 501 (c)(3) grassroots organization dedicated to raising funds to fight breast cancer through lifestyle and sporting events. Play for P.I.N.K.’s commitment is to contribute 100% of all proceeds to their sole beneficiary, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation® in order to fund the world’s top researchers. Since 1996, our dedicated volunteers have raised $43.4 million for breast cancer research - one creative event at a time. Play for P.I.N.K. donated $4,900,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in 2015 - which will fund over 18 life-saving research projects next year. For more information, visit www.playforpink.org.
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The Challenge Gala
The Challenge Gala, an elegant evening of dinner and dancing, will get underway immediately following the “The Challenge of the Americas” competition. An awards presentation will be featured and guests will have the chance to meet and socialize with riders and judges.
Individual ticket price for the evening festivities (Competition and Gala) is $250. Tables of 10 are available for $2,500 to $6,500 per table. Contact Mary Ross at (561) 433-0988 for tickets. This ticket price includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres along with dinner and dancing.
The Challenge Location
The Challenge of the Americas will be held on Friday, March 11th, 2016, at the International Polo Club in Wellington, Florida, the home of the winter equestrian season in North America. Each winter approximately 5,000 horses and 7,000 riders, trainers and grooms arrive in the area to compete in Dressage, Hunter, Jumping and Polo competitions held from December through March.
Contact the Challenge
8067 Montserrat Place
Wellington, FL 33414