US rocker and showjumping parent Bruce Springsteen has donated tickets to his Springsteen on Broadway show to raise funds for US team competing at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games in North Carolina.
The auction of the tickets and other items is part of a US Equestrian Team Foundation benefit event “Triumph in Tryon” on Friday night at the International Polo Club in Wellington, Florida.
Springsteen on Broadway has been sold out since it began its run in October 2017 and will play til June 2018. The package donated by Springsteen and his wife Patti Scialfa includes a backstage meet-and-greet with “The Boss” and goody bags containing a signed copy of Springsteen’s autobiography, Born to Run, as well as a hoodie, shirt and mug.
It is not the first time Springsteen has added his pulling power to equestrian causes. Before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, sales of his donated concert tickets and packages raised $600,000. He said at the time:
“Patti and I have been involved with the horse world for 20 plus years since Jess started riding when she was five years old. Needless to say retirement is nowhere in sight for me. I literally play for horse feed night after night.”