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Friday afternoon, October 8, 2010, 3pm
Stony Point, New York
Camp Ventureâ€™s new indoor Therapeutic Equestrian Center will be dedicated on Friday afternoon, October 8, 2010, and the organization will now be able to offer riding instruction and therapy to children and adults with developmental disabilities year round.
The project is being underwritten by the Venture Foundation, Ltd. through private donations that have been received for this purpose over the past three years, and through a $200,000 grant from the late New York Senator Tomas Morahan that Venture received in 2008.
Camp Venture gratefully acknowledges the ongoing volunteer support of Rockland Countyâ€™s Sheriff Jim Kralik and the Rockland County Sheriffâ€™s Deputies, and to the programâ€™s director, Ken Freson, along with hundreds of volunteers who have worked to provide a riding program for youngsters and adults at Venture since 1992.
The new facility is to be named the Sen. Thomas Morahan - Ken Freson Therapeutic Equestrian Center to honor the Senator for his dedication and commitment to the people at Camp Venture and those with developmental disabilities throughout this community who may come to enjoy the therapeutic center, and to honor Ken Freson, director of the Equestrian Program, whoâ€™s inspiration has enabled hundreds of people to reap the benefits of riding and caring for a horse.
Camp Ventureâ€™s president, John Murphy, has pressed forward to make the new center the best that it can be, by reaching out to community businesses, volunteers and friends to help make this happen. â€œ Camp Venture was created by a group of volunteers, people of all walks of life who came together to give of their time and talents to change a rugged piece of land in the back of an institution into a place in the sun for this communityâ€™s special children. Itâ€™s that spirit that weâ€™ve called upon to get this project done. Itâ€™s about hope and optimism and thatâ€™s just what we all need now,â€ he said.
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