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2nd annual Jump for HomeSafe set for January 28th at PBIEC

December 30, 2011 By: Erin Category: What's Happenin'

Paige Johnson named event chairperson

[Wellington, Fl] With philanthropist and equestrian, Paige Johnson, as event chairperson, the 2nd annualJump for HomeSafe will be entertaining hundreds of people Saturday, January 28, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) during the Winter Equestrian Festival’s Nepresso $55,000 Battle of the Sexes.  Proceeds of the event will support HomeSafe, a non-profit organization helping victims of domestic violence and child abuse. Each year HomeSafe serves more than fifteen-thousand infants, children and families in Palm Beach County and South Florida.

Jump for HomeSafe is a fun, energetic cocktail party taking place inside the newly expanded Wellington Tent at the PBIEC.  Attendees will enjoy a three-hour cocktail party, including hors d’oeuvres, open bar, silent auction, entertainment, special guests, reserved outdoor seating to watch Battle of the Sexes, and horseless jump competitions (with awards) for children.

“I am honored to host this charity event for HomeSafe, and hope to bring awareness to as many people as possible about the overwhelming presence of child abuse and domestic violence in this country,” said Paige Johnson, chairperson for Jump for HomeSafe

“We’re truly ecstatic to have Paige Johnson as the chairperson of HomeSafe’s charity equestrian event,” said Matthew Ladika, CEO of HomeSafe. “Paige is a positive role model for aspiring young women, and is genuinely concerned and committed to helping victims of domestic violence and child abuse in Palm Beach County and South Florida.  We’re proud to have Paige partner with HomeSafe to help abused kids and battered women.”

Paige Johnson is a philanthropist and avid equestrian, competing year-round in national and international horse shows at the grand prix level. Johnson began competing at the young age of seven, and has possesses a love and passion for animals ever since. She recently became an Ambassador for the ASPCA, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the welfare and safety of animals.Some of Johnson’s career highlights include multiple wins across the globe, from the prestigious Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL, to the Vaalkenswaard Horse Show in the Netherlands.  Johnson is proud to support and serve as event chairperson for Jump for HomeSafe, an equestrian fundraiser at PBIEC. 

Since 1979, HomeSafe is a nationally accredited non-profit organization protecting Palm Beach County’s and South Florida’s most vulnerable residents – victims of child abuse and domestic violence.  Through its results-driven approach, HomeSafe has grown into a leading provider of prevention and intervention services, serving over fifteen thousand infants, children and families each year. Today, HomeSafe offers comprehensive programs including: LifeSkills, helping at-risk youth prepare to become self-sufficient at 18, and well into the future; Residential Group Care, providing abused children with comprehensive therapeutic services to treat severe trauma; SafetyNet, providing immediate intervention and prevention services to victims of domestic violence and their children; and Healthy Beginnings (funded by Children Services Council of Palm Beach County) helping identify and prevent child abuse and neglect, promoting healthy births, and ensuring children are ready and eager to learn by kindergarten. Learn more about HomeSafe at www.HelpHomeSafe.org.

Sponsorship and tickets can be purchased at www.HelpHomeSafe.org or emailing MeghanMayo@HelpHomeSafe.org or 561-383-9809.