4th Annual Open Your Heart Gala Returns to Scottsdale

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Hunkapi Programs, an equine therapy farm located in the heart of Scottsdale, is excited to announce the 4th annual signature Open Your Heart Gala on Friday, October 11, celebrating the nonprofit’s 20th anniversary. The event, taking place on the property, will be a farm-to-table dinner catered by a surprise local celebrity chef. All funds raised from the event go to a wide array of services offered by the nonprofit including therapeutic riding, counseling, emotional regulation, team building, addiction recovery and more.

“Every year, thousands of at-risk and differently abled people come through our gates seeking support,” said Terra Schaad, founder of Hunkapi Programs. “This gala allows us to celebrate our love stampede and fundraise to keep our crucial programs running.”

Clients who participate in Hunkapi’s different programs include those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, emotional disorder, addiction disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.

WHO:             Hunkapi Programs

WHAT:          4th Annual Open Your Heart Gala

WHEN:          Friday, October 11

5:30 p.m.

WHERE:       Hunkapi Programs

12051 N. 96th St.

Scottsdale, AZ, 85260

COST:            Individual tickets are $250.

                        Table of 10 available for $2500.

For more information about Hunkapi Programs, visit Hunkapi.org. To keep up to date with farm events, please follow the organization on Facebook and Instagram.

About Hunkapi Programs

Hunkapi, based in Scottsdale, brings to the valley a variety of horse powered activities for children and adults including: therapeutic riding lessons, equine assisted psychotherapy and garden therapy. Most of the lessons come from the horses, who gently guide clients toward greater mindfulness of self and others. The name is taken from a Native American word that means “I am related to everyone” and expresses the deep sense of connection between horse and human. For more information on the program, please visit the website at www.hunkapi.org. You can also reach the farm at (480) 393-0870 or info@hunkapi.org.

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