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DECEMBER 29, 2010

Camelot’s inaugural Starry Knights Fundraiser surpasses expectations

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SCOTTSDALE – In short, there was simply not, a more congenial spot than at the Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center for Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship’s inaugural Starry Knights fundraiser.

Nearly 100 guests bid on 75 silent and six live auction items. But the most coveted prize- a Harley-Davidson Sportster Super Low motorcycle- was won by Paul Syvrud, parent of Camelot student Andrea Syvrud. Paul’s wife Janet was presented with the bike for her birthday, the day after the fundraiser.

“This fundraiser is so important for us to continue our pledge to provide our services at no charge,” said Mary Hadsall, executive director of Camelot.

Camelot purchased the motorcycle from Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, a family owned business. “It was a pleasure and honor to be a part of the Starry Knights Fundraiser put on by Camelot,” said Buddy Stubbs. “What a blessing Camelot has been for Andrea and her family over the years.”

Andrea Syvrud has ridden at Camelot for nine years. She is a visually impaired rider who survived a stroke in utero, which caused brain damage.

Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship is a nonprofit, charitable organization in North Scottsdale that has been serving the valley since 1983.  Their mission is to improve the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities through programs of horsemanship and outdoor education, which develop self-worth, independence and active participation in the community. Since inception, all services have been provided to students at no cost. The funds raised from Starry Knights will help Camelot continue to fulfill their mission.

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