On April 22nd , STAR held its 18th annual Bridles & Blue Jeans event. Guests enjoyed drinks thanks to Bryan Howington and Cherokee Distributing Company, appetizers by Seasons Innovative Bar and Grille, and a delicious steak dinner provided by O’Charley’s. Amanda Hara, WSMV News Anchor and Master of Ceremonies, presented the opening remarks and assisted Blake Wilson with the live auction. During the live auction, guests had the opportunity to bid on exclusive items such as a Costa Rica Vacation, a LX 21 bass boat, and premium UT Football Trip with travel to the game by private yacht. A special thank you to Glenna Overton Clark and her team for a terrific silent auction with a variety of basket gifts. Michelle Hardin, the president of STAR’s Board of Directors, presented acknowledgments and a touching video created by The Van Leuvan Company which revealed to guests the benefits of partnering with horses. Another special thank you to Christina Clayton Sullivan for transforming the arena into a beautiful wonderland. Dino Cartwright followed with a paddle raise, bringing with him an energy unmatched by anyone while garnering support for STAR’s programs. In total, we raised over $252,000! The event could not have been successful without the continued support of our community of volunteers, donors, sponsors and friends!
Event Sponsors: O’Charley’s, SouthEast Bank, Home Federal Bank, First Horizon, Clayton, Gallaher Plastic Surgery and Spa MD, Rick Terry Jewelry Designs, Enrichment Federal Credit Union, Pilot Company, Rather and Kittrell, Tennessee Orthopedic Clinics, R3 Consulting, The Van Leuvan Company, Atlanta Smiles, Advance Tool and Machine, Chik-fil-A, and Mobility Matters Photo courtesy of Barry Slaiman