Marbridge Announces 50/50 Campaign for Creed Ford III Therapeutic Riding Ranch
The Creed Ford III Therapeutic Riding Ranch is a planned equestrian facility within the Marbridge grounds that will benefit the current Marbridge equestrian program and also provide a significant impact to the greater special needs community. With just over $1.1 million raised of the total $3.7 million needed to complete the Creed Ford III Therapeutic Riding Ranch at Marbridge, an anonymous donor has stepped forward with a match of $500,000 for donations raised in 2020.
For 67 years, The Marbridge Foundation has nationally led the way for adults with special needs to learn, experience, and achieve in an environment specialized to age in place from independent living to assisted living to skilled nursing care. Located on a 200-acre well-manicured campus in South Austin, Marbridge is known for the beautiful horses lining the white fence, but now it’s time to build a state-of-the-art equestrian center where both the horses and residents can thrive.
Each semester adults with cognitive and intellectual disabilities, through individualized program plans, choose from 150 training opportunities to thrive through an innovative and established Abilities Centered Training program. Many residents work hard to obtain the skills needed to participate in one of these opportunities in particular, equine therapy.
Marbridge will need to raise $500,000 during 2020 in order to receive the full $500,000 match and plans to kick-off the campaign during Amplify Austin on March 5-6. Donations towards this campaign can be made at Marbridge.org/donate or supported through Amplify Austin by visiting amplifyatx.org/organizations/marbridge.