Christmas with the Ponies!

December 10th and the 11th 2021 4:30pm-8pm

We are excited to be hosting the 17th annual event “Christmas with Santa & the Ponies”!  This two-day event is organized by staff and volunteers so the public can enjoy some horse time at the barn and learn more about what we do at Strides to Success.  Proceeds raised by the event support the vulnerable children and adults that participate in our programs. Our programs are supported by generous donations from our community and from sponsors of this very special family event.  Because of COVID restrictions and precautions, the event will look different this year.  We will be restricting the number of people inside the barn to leave plenty of room to keep a few eleves between you and other families. So dress warmly in case there is a line. You will still be able to get get a socially distant picture with Santa and leave him a note.  Instead of Santa’s workshop, you will receive pre-bagged materials to make your picture frame and an access code to retrieve your photo electronically.  And much to the dismay of the gnomes and elves at the barn, we will not be able to have cookie stations and drinks this year.  The interior of the barn will be closed, so make sure to make your potty stops before you arrive.  We know things look different this year.  Change is not easy but we still appreciate each and every person that visits our barn and do our best to make you feel welcome and safe!

Tickets are $25 per family and can be purchased at the door.  If you are unable to attend the event, donate $25 through the website to sponsor a family to attend.

We need your support! Will your company consider sponsorship?

  • $2,500: In addition to the benefits listed below, a title sponsor would receive a preview party for up to 100   people.
  • $1,000: Your gift will cover the cost of Santa’s visit and the photographer. Your company will receive all media and recognition as listed below.
  • $500: Your contribution will arrange for sponsor banners, newspaper ads, and invitation cards. Your company will receive donor recognition in promotional materials and at the event.
  • $250: Your donation will provide materials to make picture frames. Your company will receive donor recognition in promotional materials and at the event.
  • $150: Your gift will afford decorations, game supplies. Your company will receive donor recognition in promotional materials and at the event.
  • $100: Your donation will provide for holiday cookies, cider, and punch. Your company will receive donor recognition in promotional materials and at the event.

Strides to Success is always proud to show our appreciation for sponsors. In recognition of your support, we will launch a press release to the local newspapers, your company will be included on the marketing materials that are distributed throughout Hendricks County, make a dedicated spirit horse plaque to display on the donor wall, and provide donor recognition in our Strides to Success newsletter and website!

In addition, we will prominently display your company’s banner throughout the event. To donate now, visit our donor page. We thank you for your consideration and look forward to hearing back from you. If you have any questions, please call Debbie at  317-838-7002 ext. 22.

Join us!

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