Paint Strong fundraising kicks off in Zone 7
When Sydney Schmidt took the reins as the 2015 AjPHA President, she quickly set to work with the goal of attracting new members to AjPHA. Her Presidential Project, Paint Strong, aims to raise money to award a scholarship to an AjPHA member in each Zone. That requires fundraising of at least $7,000 to award a $500 scholarship in each of APHA’s 14 Zones.
The inaugural fundraiser for Paint Strong kicked off at the Zone 7 Northeast Connection and Northeast Paint Horse Championship August 8–9 in Logan Township, New Jersey. Sydney teamed up with APHA National Director Ellen Coughlin and Lexie Malone to sell raffle tickets for a custom designed mirror.
Everyone who purchased raffle tickets received a sweet thank you for their contribution to Paint Strong: a bag of treats for their Paints! Randall Roser of Lutz, Florida won the beautiful boot mirror. The fundraising raffle raised $500 for Paint Strong, which aims to create $500 random-draw scholarships for each of APHA’s 14 zones, while also encouraging regional Youth participation and AjPHA membership.
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