Posted by Ann Wilt

 

 

The Knockouts' biggest charitable event of the year is coming up fast, and we're sure you'd like to join the benefit!

 

 

We're holding a food drive to benefit the Food Pantry of Waukesha County.  The pantry runs low on food at this time of year, and with kids in need getting out of school and not receiving lunch there, they really need our help.

 

The Knockouts are coming to the rescue with their seventh annual Helper Olympics.  The fabulous helpers are teaming up by day of the week to see which night's team can get the most food donated for our neighbors in need.

 

Helpers each need to collect a minimum of 5 food kits to participate in the fun at 5:30 on May 20 when they'll all gather to compete in games of 'skill.'

 

You can help the helpers AND the Food Pantry of Waukesha County by donating food kits.

 

Each kit contains the following:

  • Can of soup

  • Boxed Potato

  • Gravy

  • Jell-o

  • Canned fruit

  • Canned gravy

  • Cereal

  • Boxed dessert

Just put the items in a bag labeled with the team you'd like to support.  Collection barrels are located in the show barn lounge.

If you don't have time to shop, you can write a check to 'The Food Pantry of Waukesha County' and give it to a helper from the night you'd like to support.  Each $15 donated equals one food kit, and the donation is tax deductible.

 

 

While the kits are being counted on May 20, the helpers gather to compete in a dance competition using horse show ribbons as props. They'll also run a blanket race, complete the blind buggy obstacle course, pick a member to represent them in the helmet toss, and try to be a horse showing all 5 gaits in 'Be The Horse,' and Hop, Wrap, and Run their way across the arena.

 

Weather permitting, most of the events will take place in the big outdoor arena.

 

 

We hope you'll help the Knollwood helpers help their neighbors in need with a food kit or a donation to the Food Pantry of Waukesha County.  Your donation is your ticket to come watch the helpers compete against each other for a good cause.  They'd love to have your support cheering them on!

 

 

Even the school horses like to watch!

See you at the Olympics!