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Scott Family Amazeum UnGala FUNraiser

Northwest Arkansas’ most outrageous fundraiser, the Scott Family Amazeum’s UnGala FUNraiser presented by Nabholz Construction, returned to the Amazeum in Bentonville on April 24. The museum was open to ticketholders from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. for in-person activities inside and outside the venue, and a virtual event including play-at-home activities from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The virtual event included to-go boxes full of fantastic make at home food with fun instruction videos from each provider, along with flavorful beverages. The event raised more than $160,000, with gifts matched by the Scott Family. All proceeds go to support Amazeum accessibility initiatives. www.amazeum.org

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Equestrian Bridges Mini Derby

 

The 9th Annual Mini Derby presented by Equestrian Bridges and sponsored by Centennial Bank, was held on May 1 at their location in Rogers. The outdoor fundraising event gathered 150 attendees, including a Kentucky Derby watch party and miniature horse racing, best dressed contest, live music by Adam Hambrick, local food trucks, and of course mint juleps! The event raised over $44,000 for the local nonprofit. All proceeds go directly toward scholarships to help families in Northwest Arkansas using Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies. The organization also announced its most exciting news: a future Therapeutic Riding and Wellness Center in Lowell on over 100 acres of land that has been donated to the organization by the J.B. Hunt Family. www.equestrianbridges.org