The Active 20-30 Club of Albuquerque just wrapped its annual Children’s Shopping Spree and is focusing on its biggest event of the year, the 23rd annual Equestrian Cup Wine & Food Tasting. The event takes place October 23 at Expo New Mexico to benefit All Faiths Receiving Home and its children’s safe house.
The Equestrian Cup offers attendees beer and wine sampling from local breweries and wineries, along with food booths that represent Albuquerque restaurants. An equestrian competition takes place in a horse event area, and attendees can bid on art, a Napa Valley vacation, vintage wines, spa services and restaurant gift certificates at a silent auction. Tickets for the event are $50.
The 20-30 Club is a group of professionals under 40 whose mission is to support charitable programs for children. Members represent many professions, including restaurants, retail, banking, accounting, law, health care, real estate, technology, engineering and government.
The club’s last event, the Children’s Shopping Spree, took place August 6 at Target at 6100 Paseo del Norte NE. It provided 45 elementary school kids a $100 gift card to spend on new clothes, shoes, school supplies and personal items. The kids are involved in Bernalillo County’s court appointed special advocates (CASA) program. CASA serves kids that have been affected by domestic violence, abuse and neglect.
Other annual events sponsored by the 20/30 Club include “Kickball 4 the Kids” and a kids’ holiday party.
Local businessman John Kynor, a member since 2008, is the sponsorship chair of the Equestrian Cup. Kynor, 31, is a real estate broker for Coldwell Banker Legacy . He said All Faiths Receiving Home is a worthy beneficiary.
“They provide a safe house for kids who are going through some form of trauma, as well as family counseling and a day care center,” Kynor said.
Kynor said the 20-30 Club has funded the safe house for many years. He has served as a member of the All Faiths foundation board of trustees for three years.
“The most rewarding thing you can do is help someone who can’t help themselves, especially when you help someone without expectation of notoriety and gratitude. That’s when you really feel rewarded,” Kynor said.
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