Springsteens to host US equestrian team Rio fundraiser

Patti Scialfa and Bruce Springsteen, parents of showjumper Jessica Springsteen, at the Longines Masters of Los Angeles on John Whitaker and Argento receive their prize for taking out the Prix Airbus on Friday. .
Patti Scialfa and Bruce Springsteen at the Longines Masters of Los Angeles in October. © Shutterstock Rex for EEM

Invitations are out for Rockin Rio, billed as the party of the season that will be hosted by honorary chairpersons Patti Scialfa and Bruce Springsteen.

The Olympic and Paralympic Games benefit event for the United States Equestrian Team Foundation will take place on Friday, January 22, 2016 in Wellington, Florida.

Scialfa and Springsteen will make sure it is a fun night, with proceeds going toward the foundation’s efforts to raise funds for the USA’s horses and riders as they prepare to compete at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

rockin-rioThe couple are the parents of Jessica Springsteen, who has successfully competed at the highest levels of show jumping and has represented the United States on Nations Cup teams internationally. The family believes strongly in supporting the athletes and the United States’ goal to bring home medals.

Scialfa is also a USET Foundation Trustee.

“Helping this country’s equestrian athletes and supporting the United States Equestrian Teams has been a family affair for us,” the Springsteens said.

“We recognize the hard work and commitment it takes for riders to reach the pinnacle of the sport, and hope that as Honorary Chairs for the USET Foundation’s Rockin Rio we can help make this benefit a huge success benefiting our riders as they prepare and compete at the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio.”

USET Foundation Executive Director Bonnie Jenkins is expecting a sell-out event.

“The night will feature a fabulous live auction, a phenomenal band and, of course, Patti and Bruce as our honorary chairs want to make this event a record- setting fundraiser for our United States Equestrian Teams.”

For more information, contact Nancy Little, USET Foundation (908) 234-1251, or nlittle@uset.org.

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