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 Sunset Serenade 




The 2014 Sunset Serenade will be held on October 11th!! Please mark your calendars. It should be a great event commemorating the 125th anniversry of Slippery Rock University.  

2013 Sunset Serenade

"Rockin' on the Ranch"

October 12th, 2013

AVI Employees dressed in western gear for the Sunset Serenade 2013

The Sunset Serenade Celebration was a huge success in 2013!!! The event itself raised over $80,000 to help with building our endowment and ensuring that scholarship money is available for all riders with financial need. This year we featured a fun western theme!

The event also featured a reverse money auction that we held to try and match a wonderful donation given by the Rathburn family. We successfully matched $90,000 the night of the event!!!! So many generous people gave to help us try and match this gift!

Tom Abbott, auctioneer, energizing the crowd!

Below is a list of sponsors that helped to make this event the largest success it has been!!! We are so excited to see a few new faces.

Platinum Sponsors ($10,000)

Carolyn and Paul Rizza

Family of Keele Williams

Gold Sponsors ($7,500) 

Silver Sponsors ($5,000)

Matesich Financial

Bronze Sponsors ($2,500)

ELG Haniel Metals Corporation  

Jacob Holdings, Inc

Copper Sponsors ($1,000)

Jim and Lynn Beck

Brady and Zane Carruth

David and Kathleen Cashdollar

Carpenter Connections

Centimark Inc.

Bob and Bobbie Davis

Patty Hladio

Jim and Judy Hughes

Karl Jacob and Family

C.W. Howard Insurance Agency

Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau

LanXess Corporation

Cheryl and Henry Norton

United Plate Glass

For those of you who are thinking of joining us this year, here is a description of what to expect at the Sunset Serenade.

The Sunset Serenade Celebration is a casually elegant evening of food, music, and fun, to raise awareness of and funds for the Storm Harbor Equestrian Center. Cocktails begin at 5:30 pm, and guests will enjoy a wide selection of culinary offerings from a variety of food stations and the chance to outbid their friends to win one of many silent auction offerings. A live auction will commence at 8:00 pm. Remember, it is hosted in the indoor arena of the equestrian center so please dress according to the weather!

Ticket prices will be $75.00 per person. Food and drink is included in the price of your ticket.


Last year's Sunset Serenade Renaissance Event!!! 

Held on October 6, 2012

 Our 2012 event was a huge success!! We managed to raise over $73,000.

We would like to thank everyone who attended and the following sponsors for their generous gifts below.We can not even begin to explain how much these sponsorships mean to us!!

Platinum Sponsors($10,000)
Drs. Carolyn and Paul Rizza
The Family of Keele Willams

Silver Sponsors ($5,000)
Matesich Financial Services 

Bronze Sponsors($2,500)
Butler County Ford
ELG Haniel Metals, Corp.
LANXESS Corportation

Copper Sponsors($1,000)
Brady Carruth
Centimark Corporation
Bob and Bobbie Davis
Patty Hladio
Jim and Judy Hughes
Cheryl and Henry Norton
Mobilty Works

Friends of Storm Harbor Equestrian Center listing to come.



Interested in Being a Sponsor at the Fundraiser this year?


You can show your support for Storm Harbor Equestrian Center in a variety of ways:

By being a celebration Sponsor:
As a sponsor, your name or company name will be prominently displayed in promotional materials and you will be recognized as a leading supporter of Storm Harbor Equestrian Center. Sponsorships are vital to the Celebration's success. Our sponsor levels start at $1,000 and go up to $10,000. All sponsorships are greatly appreciated.

By donating an item for auction:
The fun and frenzy of the live and silent auctions depend on an enticing array of items to be auctioned. You or your business will be included in our newsletter and web site to thank you for donating.

A complete list of items that will be available for bidding this year will be listed shortly! Please check back to view this list.

By attending:
People (and horses!) are the heart of Storm Harbor. Show your support by attending this evening of fun and mingling with all of the great people associated with Storm Harbor Equestrian Center.

Check out our Sunset Serenade Letter(2013 Letter ) containing more information about the event .

If you would like to donate, click our Sponsorship/Donation Form, showing the levels of support that you may contribute. If you are interested in attending or donating, please contact us:
Phone: 724-738-4015
Mail: Courtney Gramlich
Storm Harbor Equestrian Center
325 Physical Therapy Building
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057



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1 Storm Harbor Drive, SRU, Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Mailing Address:
325 PT Building, SRU, Slippery Rock, PA 16057

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