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Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic to Host Charity Luncheons

South Hamilton, Massachusetts, September 4, 2007--

The Jumper Classic in South Hamilton, Massachusetts will host two luncheons on Family Day sponsored by Ultimate Resort, September 8th. These luncheons will benefit riding programs for underprivileged children and children with special needs.

Lovelane Therapeutic Riding of Lincoln, Massachusetts returns for the fifth year with a champagne luncheon and ladies' hat contest. Both children and adults will enjoy ringside seating while watching top notch show jumping competition. Established in 1998, Lovelane now has nine instructors and provides more than 4,000 individual therapeutic riding sessions a year to children and young adults from 25 MetroWest and greater Boston communities.

The discovery of new abilities, new experiences, and the relationship with the horse brings children great pleasure while improving their motor skills, muscle tone, spatial awareness, self-discipline, and self-esteem as well as overall health. Therapeutic horseback riding combines physical activity and the sheer joy of riding a horse with occupational, physical, and/or speech therapy.

City to Saddle, a Boston-area charitable organization that enables underprivileged, inner city children to enjoy the benefits of horseback riding will host its first benefit luncheon at the Jumper Classic. The riding program encourages children to exercise patience and compassion, while building confidence and trust in horses and other people. With the support of The Dana Hall School, Dover Saddlery, local riders and businesses, and several area equestrian centers, City to Saddle has enrolled over 100 boys and girls in the program since 2003.

Riding horses is a totally unique experience for the children in the program, who enjoy a different environment outside the urban and metro areas, and learn that they need great patience and trust in the animals, themselves, and the people supporting them.

Ticket includes admission, parking, and lunch with a wine bar, served ringside under the City to Saddle tent... a perfect spot for viewing top national and international riders compete at New England's premier jumping event.

"The Jumper Classic has a long tradition of supporting charities that benefit children," said Melissa Lovasco, President of the Jumper Classic, now in its 18th year. "The impact that Lovelane Therapeutic Riding and City to Saddle have on local children with special needs and circumstances cannot be overly praised. These are two very dynamic programs that we are pleased to be affiliated with through our event." In 2006, over 200 people, including sponsors, attended the Lovelane luncheon to help raise funds for the program.

For more information about these charity events you can visit http://www.jumperclassic.com and click on to the special events link.



Ultimate Resort« Family Day

at the Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic

September 8, 2007

Gates open at 10 a.m. All are welcome. Children under 13 free.

Admission is $20 for adults and $15 for children over 13.

-10:30 a.m. Boutique Village Opens

$2,500 Charlie and Kim Jacobs' Junior Amateur Low Classic

-11:00 a.m. Ultimate Resort's Family Day Activities

Family Day will include a splash of activities, games and prizes including, a spoon and egg contest, potato sack races, and several giveaways for families and children.

>Face painting by Gin C Productions

>Caricature Artist

>Hay Rides by Scott Colby of Foxmere Farm

>Brookwood School Coloring Contest

>EuroStoves of Beverly's cookie decorating contest

>Úlan Frozen Yogurt healthier-for-you indulgence giveaways

>Polar Beverage samples of their sugar free soda

and an appearance from the "Polar Bear"

>Hay Rides

>Meet Miss Massachusetts and Miss Teen Massachusetts

>Autograph Signing by Peter Wylde at the Dover Saddlery Table

-11:30 a.m. Lovelane Charity Luncheon and City to Saddle Charity Luncheon

-1:00 p.m. Equestrian Fashion Show Intermission

$2,500 Junior Amateur High Classic

$3,500 Equine Insurance Services Futures



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About Fidelity Investments

Fidelity Investments is one of the world's largest providers of financial services, with custodied assets of $3.2 trillion, including managed assets of $1.5 trillion as of July 31, 2007. Fidelity offers investment management, retirement planning, brokerage, and human resources and benefits outsourcing services to more than 23 million individuals and institutions as well as through 5,500 financial intermediary firms. The firm is the largest mutual fund company in the United States, the No. 1 provider of workplace retirement savings plans, the largest mutual fund supermarket and a leading online brokerage firm. For more information about Fidelity Investments, visit http://www.fidelity.com.

PHOTO: 2006 Lovelane Luncheon, Photo Credit: KulbakoPhoto.com

 

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