Community Involvement / Special Events
Burress Injury Law 10th Annual Picnic donates $114,000.00 to ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship
On Saturday, September 4th, friends throughout the community gathered together for Burress Injury Law’s 10th Annual Picnic benefiting ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship in McKinney.
Burress Injury Law funds this event each year, welcoming friends, colleagues, clients, vendors, and staff for an afternoon of family fun. This year’s picnic featured music from American recording artist Kevin Fowler, hometown favorite Austin Cunningham, and upcoming artist Lauren Rose. Patrons enjoyed delicious burgers provided by Local Yocal, caught live catfish from Kid Fish, enjoyed bounce houses, petting zoos and other kid activities, and bid on silent auction items donated by local businesses. Burress Injury Law funds the entirety of the picnic each year and matches donations dollar-for-dollar. This year, Burress Injury Law set a lofty goal of raising $70,000 for ManeGait.
Before the picnic began, Burress Injury Law had $31,250 pledged by donors throughout north Texas. The event hit its goal in the first hour and donations continued to pour in for a total of $114,000.00 given to ManeGait.
Burress Injury Law has been a longtime supporter of ManeGait, raising approximately $240,000 for ManeGait over the past decade. These proceeds support ManeGait’s mission to help children and adults (former military and first responders) with serious disabilities and other injuries, move beyond their boundaries through the healing power of the horse.
ManeGait’s Executive Director, Tricia Nelson, shared, “We are so appreciative of the ongoing support of our mission that Burress Injury Law and their friends have provided. We could not keep our riders in the saddle without this beautiful community.”
Founded in 2007 by Bill and Priscilla Darling and their daughter, Landon Darling Schneider, ManeGait is a nonprofit agency that serves children and adults with special needs from Collin, Dallas, Denton, Grayson, and Rockwall Counties. Please visit ManeGait.org for more information.
SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!! Jason K. Burress & son Luke recap Burress Injury Law’s 10th Annual Picnic Benefiting ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship & make a SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT. Then, Tricia Nelson (ManeGait Executive Director) joins Jason to give her thoughts on the 10th Annual Burress Picnic and gives us what we’ve been waiting for – the total donation amount for Year 10!
Jason K Burress on Burress Injury Law’s 10th Annual Picnic benefiting ManeGait
Burress Law’s 9th Annual Picnic – June 2020
The 9th annual picnic raised $32,030 for ManeGait, which helped this wonderful equestrian therapy charity during the current pandemic. Over the past 9 years, Burress Law (including friends, family and past clients) has donated more than $127,000 to ManeGait.
Ben Smith Re-Election Fundraiser – February 2020
Burress Christmas Party Featuring Kevin Fowler – 2019
ManeGait Gala – 2019
Burress Law’s 8th Annual Picnic – 2019
Raised $27,000 for ManeGait. Over the past eight years Burress Law, clients, family and friends have donated more $95,000 to ManeGait. We look forward to surpassing $100,000 at our 9th Annual Picnin.