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National Ability Center hosts annual Barn Party fundraiser

PARK CITY, Utah —The National Ability Center (NAC) is hosting its annual Barn Party on June 3, from 4-10 p.m., located at 1000 Ability Way Park City. Now in its 14th year, this family-friendly event supports the Center’s equestrian programs, which have been running for more than 30 years.

“Our annual Barn Party presents an incredible opportunity for the community to unite and acknowledge our staff, volunteers, participants, and the ‘I Can’ mentality that is achieved every day at the National Ability Center,” said Danny Glasser, CEO of the National Ability Center in a press release. “It costs our organization $205K per year to feed, house, and care for our amazing horses, and as a result of the unwavering support of our generous donors, participants, and sponsors, we are empowered to provide unforgettable experiences to individuals and families with various abilities and backgrounds.”

This western-themed event will include a BBQ dinner, live music, a mechanical bull, a saloon, and an auction. Guests are asked to wear western apparel as a fun way to get in the spirit, so be ready with those cowboy boots and hats.

All proceeds from the event go towards creating programs that help thousands of individuals each year, like adaptive horseback riding and Equine Assisted Learning (EAL). EAL is done off the horse and can be done in a group setting that works on specific skills like communication, self-confidence and teamwork. Last year, they provided over 1,700 equestrian experiences.

“The community should come if they want to take their family to an event where the kids are entertained and engaged with lots of different activities and also give to a great cause,” said Tracy Meier, Program Education Director, NAC. “What better way to kick off summer than coming to an event like this? We have so many fun things to do, everyone should know about the National Ability Center, it truly can change people’s lives.”

Limited Table Sponsorships (10 seats) are available at $2,000. General admission tickets are $65. Youth admission for ages 12 and under are $30. Tickets can be purchased by visiting discovernac.org/events/barn-party.

The National Ability Center provides adaptive recreation and outdoor activities for individuals and families with disabilities.

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