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Debbie McDonald donates clinic and time to support breast cancer research, PVDA Ride for Life
The PVDA will be offering unique opportunities with Olympian, McDonald, to help the Ride for Life and Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center: A clinic with McDonald anywhere in the continental U.S. and other opportunities at the June 27 event.
2008 U.S. Olympian’s full-day clinic available anywhere in continental U.S. to top bidder
Upper Marlboro, MD—The Potomac Valley Dressage Association (PVDA) will be offering three unique opportunities with 2008 Olympian, Debbie McDonald, to support the June PVDA Ride for Life and Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center: A full-day clinic with McDonald anywhere in the continental U.S., two fireside chats on June 27 at the Ride for Life and the chance to hear her speak following that evening’s Dancing Horse Challenge.
The PVDA is auctioning Debbie McDonald’s full-day dressage clinic online from 12:01 a.m. on June 15 to midnight on June 24. This clinic is available anywhere in the continental U.S. and represents McDonald’s donation to the PVDA Ride for Life. All proceeds of this auction will go to the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center. The clinic includes eight, 45-minute slots.
McDonald will also be available during two fireside chats on Saturday, June 27 during the PVDA Ride for Life. The From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., participants will receive a light lunch/snack, as well as a limited edition PVDA Ride for Life poster signed by McDonald. Spaces are limited to 15 persons/time slot at $50 per ticket.
Debbie is also the 2009 PVDA Ride for Life Celebrity Guest Speaker at Saturday evening’s Dancing Horse Challenge and Gala. She will speak following the 6:30 p.m. Challenge.
McDonald is an Olympic and World Equestrian Games bronze medalist, Pan American gold medalist, and the first U.S. rider to hold the title of Dressage World Cup Champion. She has represented the United States in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, 2003 and 2005 World Cup, and 1999 Pan American Games.
For more information about these events, visit: www.pvdarideforlife.org/
Now in its sixth year, the PVDA Ride for Life has already raised over $161,000 in rider donations and sponsor contributions for The Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
Saturday evening’s Dancing Horse Challenge has become one of the largest equestrian freestyle performances in the Mid-Atlantic Region and is popular with both the sport horse and non-equestrian communities in the area. The show is held at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD outside of Washington, D.C. and hosts over 200 competing horses.
DressageClinic.com, a Gold Sponsor for the event since 2008, will be filming the 2009 PVDA Ride for Life and Debbie clinic. They will be making an additional monetary donation to the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center in tribute to Ms. McDonald's support of this cause.
For more information about the PVDA Ride for Life, visit www.pvdarideforlife.org or contact Hilary Moore at (703) 400-9108 or email@example.com or www.pvda.org to learn about the PVDA.