Lehman Engineers Horse Trail Ride & Walk Campaign for DREAMS GO ON raises $32,464.62

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Lehman Engineers Horse Trail Ride & Walk Campaign for DREAMS GO ON raises $32,464.62

     On Sunday, October 3, 2021, the 15th Annual Lehman Engineers Horse Trail Ride and Trail Walk was held to benefit Dreams Go On, which provides therapeutic horseback riding sessions to children and young adults in Blair County, PA.  This event took place at Canoe Creek State Park and is a unique event which brings horse and trail walking enthusiasts together for a great cause.

     Horseback riders were guided by Karen Kurtz, lead therapeutic horseback riding instructor at Dreams Go On, and trail walkers were invited to walk the trails as a group. Riders and walkers also had the pleasure of meeting Emma Brooks, the 2021 Dreams Go On Goodwill Ambassador. Emma is an amazing 16-year-old lady with Autism. Her therapeutic riding experiences have been a huge factor in her gaining so much strength through her journey. Emma lives in Roaring Spring with her parents, Fred and Lori Brooks.

     The public was invited to register to participate in the event. All horse trail riders and trail walkers are encouraged to register and collect pledges to donate to Dreams Go On.  Corporate, organizations, and family teams were encouraged to participate as well with top fundraising teams receiving a pizza party at Best Way Pizza in Duncansville, gift cards from Hoss’s Steak and Sea House / Marzoni’s, and DelGrosso’s Park and Laguna Splash All-Day passes.  An award was given to the Holliday Real Estate Team for their contribution of $2,125.00 and the second place team award was given to Saint Francis Phi Lambda Psi ladies for their $2,020.00 contribution.  The top individual fundraising award went to Amy Robinson, with a $500 donation.  Second and third place were awarded to Aaron Rose and Connie Kensinger with $300 and $200 contributions!

     P. JOSEPH LEHMAN, Inc., appreciated the following sponsors: Barn Sponsors consisted of Altoona AMBUCS, Holliday Real Estate, LLC, Reliance Bank, The Bruno & Lena DeGol Family Foundation, and UPMC Altoona. Stirrup Sponsors consisted of 1st Summit Bank, Altoona First Savings Bank, Arrow Land Solutions, Confidential Insurance Consulting, DelGrosso’s Park and Laguna Splash, Encompass Health, Fiore True Value Hardware, French Engineering, LLC, Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, Imler’s Poultry, Congressman John Joyce and Dr. Alice Joyce, Ketrow Kurtz Travel, LLC, Kiwanis Club of Altoona, St. Michael’s Church, Stultz Real Estate, The Markosky Engineering Group, Inc., Best Way Pizza, and Urban & Blattenberger, PC.  The Mane Sponsors were Bartolotta Vision Care, LLC, Burgmeier’s Hauling, Inc., Comfort Inn/Comfort Suites Altoona, Empower Business Solutions Inc., Gwin, Dobson & Foreman, Grove Miller Engineering, Inc., Harcon Corporation, Jersey Shore State Bank, Link Computer Corporation, Looks Hair Design, Inc., NPC, Inc., Roaring Spring Blank Book Co., S&T Bank, Seltzer Financial Strategies/Equity Concepts, Sheetz, Inc., Stuckey Automotive, the RADD Development Co., Lucky’s Beer Distributor, Ward Transport & Logistics, and Young, Oakes, Brown & Company, PC. 

     Joe Lehman stated, “Many thanks go out to all who contributed time and donations to help us achieve the greatest fundraising year ever.  With the extraordinary efforts of the planning committee, $32,464.62 was raised during this event. The trail ride and walk has been ongoing since 2006 and $296,203.66 has been raised to date! We are so pleased to be able to support Dreams Go On and the great work they do in our community.” Event planning is underway for this year’s Lehman Engineers Horse Trail Ride and Trail Walk to take place on Sunday, October 2, 2022.

     Currently, volunteers are always needed at the therapeutic horseback Dreams GO On facility located on Turkey Valley Road, Hollidaysburg, PA. Please contact Deb Kelly at dkelly1006@atlanticbb.net to learn how to become a therapeutic horseback riding volunteer and visit www.DreamsGoOn.com for more information.

Press Photo Presentation of the $32,464.62 check from the Lehman Engineers Horse Trail Ride and Trail Walk Committee to Benefit Dreams Go On are: (from left) From Lehman Engineers: Joe Lehman, Jr., P.E., President; Event Co-Chair: Betsy Lehman, Special Projects Director; Jim Frank, Client Services Representative; Martin Malone, Client Services Director; Denise Lear, Controller; Ashley O’Neil, Assistant II; and Deb Kelly, DGO Board Member.

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