Warwick ShopRite becomes Gold Sponsor for Winslow's 36th anniversary Denim and Diamonds

| 22 Feb 2012 | 02:05

Warwick - Warwick ShopRite is now a Gold Sponsor for Winslow Therapeutic Center’s 36th anniversary Denim and Diamonds Gala. In a brief ceremony held at the Warwick ShopRite supermarket on Oct. 9, Store Manager Jim Jonkoski presented his firm’s check for $2,500 to Leo Kaytes, president of Winslow’s Board of Directors. “We are grateful for this generous contribution,” said Kaytes. “Sponsorship is essential to the success of this upcoming event and the continuation of Winslow’s programs for those with special needs.” Winslow is a not for profit hippotherapy and therapeutic riding center accredited by the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association and devoted to the special needs population of Orange and surrounding counties. The center, located on 100 acres of scenic land just off Route 17A in Warwick, has been offering unique and often life-changing horseback riding experiences to children and adults in this community since 1974. Nov. 20 celebration From 6 - 10 p.m. on Saturday evening, Nov, 20, Winslow Therapeutic Center, will host a Denim and Diamonds Gala fund raiser at the Falkirk Estate and Country Club at 206 Smith Clove Road in Central Valley. The event will also serve to celebrate Winslow’s 36th anniversary. Formerly known as The Inn at Central Valley, the renovated Falkirk Estate and Country Club, under the new ownership and management of Wayne and Carla Corts, has received wide acclaim for its fine cuisine and exemplary service as well as picturesque setting. The gala will feature a cash bar and full course dinner, served with complimentary wine or beer, and dancing to the music of 18-time Grammy winner Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra. Tickets are $125 and all proceeds will directly benefit the riders at Winslow Therapeutic Center. Wayne and Carla Corts to be honored One of the highlights of the evening will be the presentation of awards to this year’s honorees, Wayne and Carla Corts of Central Valley, who are not only the owners of the Falkirk Estate and Country Club but who have remained generous and longtime supporters of Winslow Therapeutic Center and its worthy programs. In addition to sponsorship opportunities ranging from “Denim” to “Diamond,” for the 2010 Gala, the “Winslow Courier,” produced through Straus News, will be distributed at the Gala. It will also be circulated in the Advertiser-News, The Photo News and The Warwick Advertiser and will reach 30,000 homes and businesses in this area. Courier ad space, tickets and sponsorships are available by contacting Winslow Therapeutic Riding at 986-6686, or by contacting one of its board members. The Winslow Courier advertisement form and the Winslow 36th Anniversary Gala Sponsorship form can also be downloaded at: www.winslow.org Who’s who Winslow Therapeutic Center Board of Directors: President Leo Kaytes, Vice President John Buckley, Secretary Janet A. Sommer and Treasurer Michael Kennedy. Members of the Board: Wayne Corts, Roger Gibboni, Marcia Jacobowitz, Alan Lipman, Edward Lynch, Jonah Mandelbaum, Louis Marquet, M. Vincent Mezzetti, Thomas Nash, Edward H. Rolando, Ruth Ottaway Sherer, Chip Watson, Sally Wiley, Emeritus Executive Director Virginia G. Mazza-Loomis. Honorary Members: Hon. F. Dana Winslow and Hon. Catherine M. Bartlett. Denim & Diamonds Gala committee: Chairwoman Carol Colegrove, Journal Chairwomen Pam Breeman and Bonni Masi Oswald. Committee members: Sandy Brownsey, Kim Corkum, Chris Coyne, Susan Ferro, Ellen Freda, Denise Garbis, Gladys Kaytes, Debbie Kennedy,Virginia Mazza-Loomis, Randi Perrelle, Joan Scanlon, Robin Seccafico, Lisa Tiger, Cindy Vander Plaat and Emily Wilson.