Step by Step Benefit for Children at PBIEC Hosted by Olympian Margie Engle

Olympic Show Jumping Medalist Margie Engle & Step by Step Foundation’s Liliane Stransky Host 2nd Annual “All In for Charity 2011” Poker Tournament & Charity Benefit for Children in Need around the World

(Sunday, March 13, 2011 – 6:30 PM to Midnight)

WHO:  Event Chair Margie Engle, an Olympic medalist and 10-time AGA Rider of the Year, and Step by Step Foundation’s President Liliane Stransky, will host the “All In for Charity 2011” poker tournament and charity benefit dinner.  Olympic riders Chris Kappler, Jimmy and Danielle Torano, international course designer Olaf Peterson, and ESP’s CEO Mark Bellissimo, will be among the guests invited back to the tables for this fun filled benefit and night of gaming.

WHAT: Step by Step Foundation’s 2nd annual benefit to help raise funds for children in need around the world.  The transformation into a fun-filled casino will take place in The Hospitality Tent, overlooking the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center’s international arena. General admission will include a catered buffet dinner and a seat at the tables for roulette, craps, poker, Three Card Draw, Black Jack, and other games of chance. There will be dancing and a DJ, exclusive art, equestrian merchandise, celebrity memorabilia, and prizes awarded throughout the night.

“The equestrian community is an international one, and we hope they once again come out en force once again to support children from all countries who need our assistance, especially children with disabilities,” stated Engle, who will once again Chair the event.

“We hosted this event last year, a week after the devastating earthquake in Haiti that caused countless deaths and injuries. Thanks to our guests, including top riders, trainers, owners and visitors from the Winter Equestrian Festival, we were able to raise funds to assist with in Haitian relief efforts and also to complete construction of the Tipa Tipa School in Lahaie. The elementary school, which opened in October 2010, now gives 510 children a chance for a proper education,” explained Stransky, who owns Stransky’s Mission Farm and also the new Le Club Wellington show stables. “My dream is to help as many underprivileged children globally as possible.  They need our help and this is one fun way we can raise funds and awareness.  And you can bet on it, every little bit, every single dollar, will go to good use.”

WHEN:  Sunday, March 13, 2011, from 6:30 PM to Midnight

TICKETS:  Guests may purchase tickets and also tables in advance, or at the door the night of the event.  Donations and sponsorship welcome at all times.

WHERE: The Hospitality Tent

Palm Beach International Equestrian Center Arena

3426 Equestrian Club Road

Wellington, FL

SPONSORS: Corporate and private sponsorships are currently being sought to support the event.

STEP BY STEP FOUNDATION’S MISSION: To enhance the lives of underprivileged children by creating and supporting, health, nutrition, water, education and other programs that substantially impact the human rights and development of children worldwide, establishing holistic community development programs that can be replicated throughout impoverished communities around the world.  Step by Step Foundation, Inc., is a registered 501 (c) (3) not for profit organization registered in the State of Florida.

To enquire about sponsorship opportunities for “All In for Charity 2011”, please contact Kathy Andersen at or by calling 786.423.2191, or Liliane Stransky at 305.458.8780. For further information on the charity and the upcoming benefit, please visit

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