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The Horses Healing Hearts White, White West Party Will Be a Star-Studded Event

February 15, 2013 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

Wellington, FL – February 14, 2013 – As Valentine’s Day welcomes in the roses, cards and candy, we all can enjoy the ones we love, or even imagine the ideal date with a celebrity. Look no further as the White, White West Party benefiting Horses Healing Hearts offers more than food, fun and entertainment at the Players Club on February 22, 2013. World-ranked polo player Jeff Blake and 2012 Miss Florida USA Karina Brez will be up for auction at the event, sure to be the highlight of the night’s live auction.

 

Before playing on the winning Gold Cup team, polo player Jeff Blake, a Wellington resident, was selected Young Player of the Year in 1998. Blake has an impressive resume, including winning the National 20-goal in 2011, winning the Pacific Coast Open in 2011, and being the multi-time winner of the Joe Barry Memorial.

 

Blake currently plays for La Casa Hermosa Polo Team- LVH Polo in the 14-goal and Scott Wood in the 20-goal. At the White, White West Party, the guest who wins Blake in the auction will not only be able to take a polo lesson with the all-star, but also have a once-in-a-lifetime date with the athlete.

 

“We met Blake in the last three months and he was very willing to help the cause, so we decided to make the partnership,” said Liz Olszewski, Founder of Horses Healing Hearts.

Jeff Blake

Jeff Blake

 

 

“It was my physical trainer who introduced me to Liz,” Blake explained. “I had some friends who had gone through alcoholism and that’s kind of what sparked my involvement. We all know someone who has been a victim to substance abuse. I’ve been auctioned off in the past, and I am hoping for that this will bring in a little bit of money for the organization. I would hope that there would be a spot for me in the future if I could help out, I would love to stay involved.”

 

Karina Brez will also be up for auction at the event. The lucky winner will receive a day with Brez who was 2012 Miss Florida USA. In addition to her design and appraisal career, Brez is also the new host for AVC’s The Value Vault; Karina is not just another pretty face. Being well-traveled and well-versed in gemology, Karina shares information on trends and facts about the gems and minerals she so beautifully models. Brez is one of the most educated and accomplished graduate gemologists of her age. In addition to her Graduate Gemologist Diploma, Karina seems a natural for a career in broadcasting as she set her eyes on a pageant goal, attained the title of Miss Florida USA 2012, and went on to compete in the Miss USA in Las Vegas later that same year. America’s Value Channel is proud to have Karina, and you can view The Value Vault Live Mondays 5-10pm/EST time on DirecTV 224, Dish 221 or stream it live on ShopAVC.com.

 

“Karina is in an ambassador for Horses Healing Hearts and has been helping to promote the cause for the past year and a half, so she was an obvious choice for the event,” remarked Olszewski.

 

“This is the first time that I have ever agreed to do something like this,” Brez admitted. “It was the children involved in Horses Healing Hearts that opened up the door for me to agree to be auctioned off. I think that this is a great opportunity to raise money for the organization, and also a wonderful way to donate my time to someone who believes in its cause.”

 

Karina Brez

Karina Brez

 

 

Horses Healing Hearts is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of children of alcoholics and substance abuse through equine experiential learning. To learn more about Horses Healing Hearts or how you can help with donations of money or time, log onto www.HHHUSA.org or e-mail Liz Olszewski at liz@hhhusa.org or call (561) 713-6133.

 

Along with Blake and Brez, Amber Marshall and Amber Leigh will also be attending the White, White West Party. Marshall, an actress on the television series Heartland, will be holding a meet and greet with the Horses Healing Hearts kids from 6-7 pm before the event. In addition to attending the event, Leigh will also be performing.

 

The White, White West Party will take place on Friday, February 22, at the Players Club, 13410 South Shore Blvd., Wellington. Tickets for the event are $80 if purchased before February 21, 2013. Tickets at the door cost $100. There will be a buffet/carving station, and a cash bar at the event.

 

For additional information or early reservations, contact Tere Davidson at 786-417-2102 or email tere@hhhusa.org. For more information, visit www.hhhusa.org.

 

Fast Facts: 

What: White, White West (White Party Meets Western Party)

 

When: Friday, February 22, 2013

 

Time: 7 – 10 pm

 

Where: Players Club

13410 South Shore Blvd.

Wellington, FL 33414

 

For Event Information, Sponsorship Packages and Tickets:

Call e-mail Liz@hhhusa.com or Tere@hhhusa.org

Or go to www.hhhusa.org

Or click here

Tickets for the event are $80 if purchased before February 21, 2013. Tickets at the door cost $100. There will be a buffet/carving station, and a cash bar at the event.

 

Schedule

 

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

JOHN WAYNE HOSTING SPONSOR ($5,000): 10 White, White West VIP Tickets, VIP Seating with table service, featured recognition as the John Wayne Sponsor in all press releases, radio, television and advertising, Logo featured as the John Wayne Sponsor on the website www.hhhusa.org, logo placement and recognition as the John Wayne Hosting Sponsor on all e-mail campaigns, Facebook and Twitter campaigns; special recognition during announcement at the event.

ROY ROGERS SPONSOR ($3,000): Eight White, White West VIP Tickets, VIP Seating with table service, recognition as the Roy Rogers Sponsor in all press releases, radio, television and advertising, logo featured as the Roy Rogers Sponsor on the website www.hhhsusa.org, logo placement and recognition as the Roy Rogers Sponsor on all e-mail campaigns, Facebook and Twitter campaigns, and special recognition during announcement at the event.

 

DALE EVANS SPONSOR ($1,000):Six White, White West VIP Tickets, VIP Seating with table service, recognition as a Dale Evans Sponsor in all press releases, radio, television and advertising, logo recognition as a Dale Evans Sponsor on the website www.hhhusa.org; logo placement and recognition as a Dale Evans Sponsor on all e-mail campaigns, Facebook and Twitter campaigns, special recognition during announcement at the event.

 

TRIGGER SPONSOR ($500):Four White, White West VIP Tickets; VIP Seating with table service; recognition as a Trigger Sponsor in all press releases, radio, television and advertising; logo recognition as a Trigger Sponsor on the website www.hhhusa.org; logo placement and recognition as a Trigger Sponsor on all e-mail campaigns, Facebook and Twitter campaigns; special recognition during the announcement at the event.

Sponsors:

Copley’s RV Center, Inc.

www.copleysrv.com

 

Heartland, Inc.

www.heartlandtan.com

 

Roberts, Reynolds, Bedard and Tuzzio

www.rrbpa.com

 

William H Pitt Foundation

561-655-8605

 

Lifescape Solutions

lifescapesolutions.com

 

Susan Lundin

www.susanlundin.com

 

PNC Bank

www.pnc.com 

 

Sunless-Versa Spa

www.versaspa.com 

 

Happy Endings Farm

www.happyendingsfarm.com

 

Entertainment By:

Quicktrackz Entertainment

 

Horses Healing Hearts would like to give a warm thank you to their White, White West Committee:

Susan Lundin – Committee Co-Chair
Liz Olszewski – Committee Co-Chair/Founder
Karina Brez, Ambassador
Tere Davidson, Secretary
Randy Grimes, Corporate Sponsors Chairman
Christine Gupton
Daniel Hartwell, Sponsorship Chairman
Dorian Hayes
Rachel Malloy
Mary Rosoff, Silent Auction Co-chair
Jennifer Williams
Libby Zivick, Silent Auction Chair