Rotary supports Pegasus Rising 

Rotary supports Pegasus Rising 
From left, Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary members and spouses, Suzanne Sutton, Radia Bencheikh, Lou and George Sousa, Susan and Mark Hennenfent, and Ellen Griffin, visit the new Pegasus Rising facilities near Lake Wohlford. Courtesy photo  


COAST CITIES — Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotarians recently visited the new site of the Pegasus Rising Project, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization supported by DMSB Rotary. Pegasus Rising enlists the aid of horses in helping veterans heal from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury and be reintegrated into their civilian and family lives.

The purpose of the Rotary visit was to acquaint additional Rotary members with Pegasus Rising’s new site near Lake Wohlford, and the veterans receiving therapy there.

“Rotary club members may have been a little uncertain about the program’s value when first introduced to Pegasus Rising several years ago, but each visit there with the volunteers and veterans has reinforced the good work that Pegasus Rising does,” the club said in a release.

As one volunteer, who has helped feed horses and muck stables for six years, said, “It’s an amazing feeling to be a part of helping the people who [have helped] protect our country.”  All Rotary members who returned from the visit agreed that this is a worthy cause to support with funding and individual volunteer time.

Information about The Pegasus Rising Project can be found at Visit for its April 18 Estate Sale. Contact them about volunteering via

For more information on the Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary, e-mail, contact Paul Butler at (619) 559-3213 or visit


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