STANDISH, Maine - On Sunday, October 14th a large contingent of SJC baseball players volunteered to staff the 10th Annual Triple-B ~ Boots, Band & BBQ event at Riding to the Top, a therapeutic riding center in Windham. Players assisted with an auction, which ran from 4:00 – 11:00 PM and raised over $160,000 in support of the organization's Rider Scholarship and Horse Funds.
The Triple B ~ Boots, Band and BBQ, is Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center's ("RTT") signature event. Each year this party with a purpose raises vital funds that enable hundreds of children and adults with disabilities to benefit from the healing power of horses. RTT is Maine's largest and only, year-round, PATH Accredited Center solely dedicated to serving people with disabilities. Our center is an important resource to riders, families and providers in southern and central Maine.
This year's event celebrated a decade of raising awareness and funds for RTT riders, horses and programs and highlighted the life changing services that have been made possible with the help of sponsors and volunteers. The Triple B has raised over $785,000 since it began in 2008.
About Riding to the Top
"Changing lives thorough the healing power of horses"
Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center (RTT) was founded in 1993. Our mission is enhancing health and wellness through equine assisted activities and therapies. Just outside of Portland in Windham, Maine the center is located on a 50-acre farm and is the state's only year round program solely dedicated to therapeutic riding. 250 clients visit annually and are assisted by horses, certified instructors and volunteers, all specially trained to assist with Therapeutic Riding, Equine Assisted Learning and Therapeutic Carriage Driving. Riding To The Top is a community based 501(c)3 nonprofit, receives no federal or state funding and provides scholarships to over 60% of its clients. RTT is a PATH, Intl. Premier Accredited Center (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International). For more information about client services, volunteering, making a referral or a gift, please visit us at www.ridingtothetop.org or call 892-2813.
Saint Joseph's College is Maine's only Catholic liberal arts college, providing a supportive, personalized and career-focused education for more than 100 years. From its 474-acre campus on the shores of Sebago Lake, the College offers more than 40 undergraduate programs to a population of approximately 1,000 students. Saint Joseph's College Online provides certificates, undergraduate and advanced degrees for working adults through an online learning program. For more, visit www.sjcme.edu.