Thank You For An Amazing Inaugural Paint Wellington Orange!
Brooke USA officially kicked off its exciting, new initiative, "Paint Wellington Orange," on Feb. 22, and with two fundraising events completed and many more to come this season, the initiative is already the talk of the town.
The color orange symbolizes Brooke USA's vision of a world in which working horses, donkeys and mules are free from suffering. Restaurants and businesses around the Wellington, Florida, community are offering special discounts and donating a portion of their sales to support Brooke USA's funding of equine welfare programs in the developing world. You can support Brooke USA's initiative by shopping, eating or visiting any of their many "Paint Wellington Orange" partners across Wellington!
The next fundraising event of the Brooke USA "Paint Wellington Orange" campaign was held at Don Chepo's Taco Shop on March 7. When guests spent $20, Don Chepo's Taco Shop donated $5 to Brooke USA! On March 13, supporters gathered together to continue the partying with a Soiree in Orange at The Grille Fashion Cuisine.
The month of March also kicked off Brooke USA's month-long benefit at California Pizza Kitchen as well as at 9Round Wellington Trace.
California Pizza Kitchen, located at the Mall at Wellington Green, donated 20 percent of each check to Brooke USA when diners mentioned they were ordering in support of Brooke USA. The benefit raised over $3,000!
In addition, 9Round Wellington Trace, located in the Courtyard Shops at Wellington, launched a Brooke USA Burpee Challenge where members and friends challenged any member or trainer to do a burpee during their workout for each $1 donated!
What better way to make a difference in the lives of working equines around the world than by enjoying delicious food and taking care of yourself with a great workout?
Brooke USA kicked off "Paint Wellington Orange" with a successful Lunch & Learn presentation at the Winter Equestrian Festival on Thursday, Feb. 22, in The Wellington Club during Week Seven of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, Fla., which featured a compelling presentation entitled "Global Impact Through Local Kindness: Ensuring Vital Futures for Equines and Their Human Partners." The event served as the launch party for "Paint Wellington Orange."
Left to right (back row to front row): Brooke USA ambassador Nic Roldan, Brooke's Brendon Elliot and Rachel Bhageerutty, Irene Greenberg of Eye Gee Designs, Brooke USA's executive director Emily Dulin and Brooke USA's development officer Kendall Bierer showing their Brooke USA pride at Thursday's Lunch & Learn.
The event was part of the popular Lunch & Learn weekly series at WEF, which offers educational lectures to riders, owners, trainers and horse enthusiasts on a variety of equine related topics, and brought together speakers such as Brooke USA board member Katherine Bellissimo, Brooke UK's Rachel Bhageerutty and Brendon Elliot as well as Brooke USA's Emily Dulin and Kendall Bierer.
In addition, on Monday, Feb. 26, Brooke USA encouraged members of the Wellington community to party for a purpose at the lively Orange Party & Give Back Day event, hosted by Polo Bar & Grill, with 20 percent of guests' brunch, lunch or dinner benefiting Brooke USA.
The evening featured live music from Tom Blake, signature cocktails and dancing, while guests wore orange in support of Brooke USA's mission to improve the welfare of horses, donkeys and mules, and the people they serve, throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.
Brooke USA ambassador Nic Roldan, Brandon Phillips and Tom Blake at Monday's Orange Party & Give Back Day event at Polo Bar & Grill.
Wellington National Golf Club, in conjunction with renowned international art dealer, Chisholm Gallery, LLC, hosted an evening of Art & Wine in support of the mission of Brooke USA during Paint Wellington Orange. On Tuesday, March 13 from 6 to 8 P.M., guests and supporters attended the sophisticated party with a purpose!
Brooke USA's Kendall Bierer and Executive Director Emily Marquez Dulin at Wellington National Golf Club.
Guests viewed the wonderful collection of sporting art specifically curated for the Wellington National Golf Club while enjoying selected flights of Argentine wines sponsored and provided by Coastal Select Beverage. All art pieces are available for purchase as well.
Wellington National donated a percentage of each ticket sold for the event, as well as matched the first 100 tickets. It was a spectacular event, raising over $400 for Brooke USA.
Brooke USA also kept Paint Wellington Orange pretty, with several private parties and events that promoted the all-new Lip Revival Tinted Lip Balm is a collection of all-natural, vegan, lightly tinted lip balms created by Beauty For Real to benefit Brooke USA. Designed in collaboration with Brooke USA Ambassadors, the sheer lip balm is packed with antioxidants and hydrating plant oils.
20% of all proceeds raised from sales benefit Brooke USA. To learn more and to purchase, click here.
The inaugural Paint Wellington Orange was a true success, raising over $5,000 for Brooke USA, and involving the entire community of Wellington, Fla. to make a difference in the life of working equines globally.
If you are interested in participating in the 2019 Paint Wellington Orange, please contact Brooke USA Development Officer Kendall Bierer.