Gallop For Gage sets Saturday fundraiser
EASTON — Preston Automotive Group hosts the Gallop For Gage fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 21, to raise money for seven-year-old Gage Kelly of Federalsburg, who is battling leukemia.
The event will be held at 8:30 a.m. at Glendale Riding School, 30485 Matthewstown Road in Easton. The money raised from the event will go toward medical and transportation expenses for Kelly.
“Gage is such a great kid,” said Richard Kimball of Preston Automotive Group. “He is a strong kid, who is fighting a great fight, and we want to help him and his dad with the expenses so they can focus on Gage getting better.
“We appreciate everyone who has contributed to make this event possible,” he said. “Gage is a special kid. We want to do something special for him.”
The event features a horse show, a silent auction and food vendors. The first 50 riders that check in also will receive a gift bag. This event is being sponsored by the Preston Automotive Group and the Glendale Riding School.
“Glendale Riding School said the facility is ours for the day,” said event organizer Kristin Diem. “They are outstanding partners, and we appreciate everything they are doing for us for this event for Gage. We owe a huge thank you to Molly and Jamie Foster because we have access to the entire facility.”
The silent auction has more than 35 items, including an airplane tour of the Eastern Shore for a family of three, tickets to the Washington International Horse Show, NASCAR tickets, a baseball ticket package for the Baltimore Orioles Minor League affiliates, gift certificates and more.
“A lot of vendors we have found are very gracious, donating either all or parts of the proceeds to Gage,” Diem said. “It is not just a horse show, it is a community event. The event is orange-themed. Come on out, dress up and hang out.”
Gage Kelly, left, gets a look at Bigfoot at Preston Ford.