Tower Federal Credit Union Sponsors Live On The Farm Benefit Concert for Maryland Therapeutic Riding
[Laurel, MD]—Tower Federal Credit Union was a major sponsor of Maryland Therapeutic Riding's (MTR) annual Live On The Farm Benefit Concert, held September 27, 2013 at MTR's 26-acre farm in Crownsville, Md. Grammy award-winning country music legend Ricky Scaggs performed, along with local favorites The Hard Travelers. The event included a live and silent auction, and raised close to $200,000.
MTR is a nonprofit organization that uses horses to improve the quality of life of special needs children and adults, and retired and active-duty wounded soldiers and their families. The benefit concert is the organization's primary fundraiser, and monies raised benefit MTR programs, including a specialty therapeutic riding program for wounded military and veterans.
"MTR is extremely grateful to Tower for their continued support of our programs," said Col. (Ret.) Kenneth McCreedy, MTR's new Executive Director. "Their generosity allows us to make a positive impact on the lives of a rider population that includes both wounded warriors and special needs military children from Ft. Meade and the surrounding area. It is an honor to be associated with such a caring, committed partner.".
One of the event highlights was a therapeutic riding performance by program participants Zane Jackson and Tina Gent, accompanied by Mack Bailey performing "All God's Critters Got a Place in the Choir."
"Tower is honored to support MTR," said Carrie Geyer, a representative from Tower who attended the event. "We are especially proud of MTR's programs that focus on our wounded warrior population as they receive confidence, strength and rehabilitation through therapeutic horseback riding."
To learn more about MTR’s events and programs, visit www.horsesthatheal.org.