San Diego, CA – June 22, 2010 – Troxel LLC, the worldwide leader in ASTM/SEI-certified equestrian helmets, announced today the largest helmet donation to date, to Eagle Mount Therapeutic Riding Center. The donation, valued at nearly $10,000, was made through “Lend a Hand,” a program on NBC's Today Show that raises money for small town charities across the nation.
Eagle Mount Therapeutic Riding Center is a place that creates therapeutic recreation opportunities for people of all ages and disabilities. Their equine program specifically works to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities by providing purposeful, safe and supervised interaction with horses. The Today Show chose Eagle Mount because of their tremendous efforts in improving conditions in their communities. With the donation from Troxel, they will be able to provide helmets to over 100 riders.
“We are thrilled to be a part of this wonderful cause and donate Troxel helmets through ‘Lend a Hand,’ especially after learning these helmets would help those with special needs achieve the previously unthinkable in horseback riding,” said Shay Timms, CEO of Troxel.
Troxel donated a variety of helmets to meet the needs of Eagle Mount, which caters to people of all ages and disabilities. The comfortable, stylish Cheyenne
, the youth-friendly Legacy
and the best-selling helmet in North America–the Spirit
, which features an easily adjustable dial that will safely fit the widest range of riders.
“This great donation from Troxel will ensure that students have access to much-needed certified Troxel helmets,” said NBC News correspondent Cecilia Fang Wu. “We were blown away by the Equine Program at Eagle Mount Bozeman and how much it improves the lives of individuals with disabilities.”
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Troxel is the world's leading provider of ASTM / SEI certified equestrian helmets for competitive, schooling and recreational riding. Established in 1898, Troxel is recognized for its innovative design and research leadership in helmetry. Based in San Diego, California, Troxel now dedicates all its resources to equestrian helmets and related accessories, and has provided over three million helmets to the equestrian market.
About Eagle Mount
Eagle Mount – Bozeman galvanizes people in the service of human and social transformation…believing in and seeing the limitless abilities of others. The organization facilitates and implements therapeutic recreational programs and opportunities to benefit people with disabilities and children with cancer, and provides support for their families.