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Newman's Own To Sponsor 2008 EQUUS Equestrian Idol

WESTPORT, CT - December 15, 2007 - The EQUUS Foundation is pleased to announce that Newman's Own will be an underwriting sponsor for the upcoming EQUUS Equestrian Idol Musical Talent Show on Saturday, February 9, 2008, in Wellington, Florida. "We are very proud to be able to partner with Newman's Own", said Jenny Belknap, EQUUS Foundation Chairman. Under the banner - "Shameless exploitation in pursuit of the common good, Paul Newman and the Newman's Own Foundation have donated over $200 million to thousands of charities since 1982.

One of these charities is the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a nonprofit residential summer camp where children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses come each summer for an unforgettable experience, free of charge. The EQUUS Foundation awards a grant annually to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp based in Connecticut to underwrite its horseback riding program.

Funds raised from the Equestrian Idol event are used to support charities like the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp that use the horse to benefit the public, and other charities that promote horse welfare and elevate the equestrian sport. Taylor Blauweiss, winner of the 2007 Equestrian Idol, will open the fun-filled evening. The celebrity lineup also includes Emcee Robert "Ryan Seacrest" Dover and Judges, Mason "Simon Cowell" Phelps, Susie "Paula Abdul" Schoellkopf, and Mark "Randy Jackson" Leone.

In order to raise funds, The EQUUS Foundation is seeking individuals and businesses throughout the equestrian and Palm Beach communities to assist with their gracious generosity. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Tables of six are available as follows: Gold: $5,000, Silver: $3,500 and Bronze: $2,500. Individual seats are $250 per person. To receive an invitation, please contact The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., by phone (203) 259-1550, or by email at equusfoundation@aol.com.

For more information, or to make a donation, contact The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., by mail at 168 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT 06880, by phone at (203) 259-1550, by email at equusfoundation@aol.com, or visit the EQUUS website at http://www.equusfoundation.org.

PHOTO: Taylor Blauweiss, voted 2007 Equestrian Idol. Photo courtesy of Phelps Media Group.



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