AQHYA to Host Food Drive

Exhibitors are invited to participate in the “America’s Horse Helping America’s People” food drive during the 2017 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show August 4-12.

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The collection area and donation bins can be found outside of the Show Office at the Ford Youth World August 4-12 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. (Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma photo)

If you’re attending the 2017 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show August 4-12 in Oklahoma City, bring some canned food. The American Quarter Horse Youth Association Community Service and Youth World Show committees, along with the AQHYA Board of Directors, have partnered with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to host a food drive during the show.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to give back at this year’s Ford Youth World,” said Ty Cornelius, AQHYA second vice president, “It is important to us because we recognize that those of us who compete at the Ford Youth World are privileged, and we want to reach out to other kids who may be less fortunate.”

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma distributes enough food for more than 126,000 meals each week, almost half of which are for children. Ford Youth World exhibitors are asked to donate canned goods, packaged nonperishables, personal hygiene items, cleaning supplies and paper goods. No homemade, glass or damaged goods will be accepted.

The food drive will also serve as a contest among regions to see which region can donate the largest amount of items during the show. The winning region will earn bragging rights along with a certificate and self-pride award from the AQHYA Board of Directors.

The collection area and donation bins can be found outside of the Show Office at the Ford Youth World August 4-12 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.

For more information about the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma visit www.regionalfoodbank.org                                                                   

About the Ford Youth World
The Ford Youth World is the world’s largest, single-breed world championship horse show open exclusively to youth exhibitors age 18 and under. This is the pinnacle event for youth competitors around the world who must qualify for the event by earning a predetermined number of points to secure a spot in each of the classes representing English, western and halter disciplines, or earn an invitation through their state or provincial affiliate. 

For more information on the 2017 Ford Youth World, visit www.aqha.com/youthworld.

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