DERBY DAY RAFFLE GUARANTEES MINIMUM $50,000 POOL, HALF TO RAFFLE WINNER, HALF TO THOROUGHBRED AFTERCARE AND OTHER CHARITABLE INITIATIVES
LOUISVILLE, KY., (Thursday, April 19, 2018) –Churchill Downs Incorporated Foundation today announced the opening of three separate 50/50 Charitable Gaming Raffle drawings to be held during Kentucky Derby week, one drawing on each Thurby, Oaks and Derby days. For each raffle, participants will have the chance to win half of that day’s raffle sales, with the other half of the day’s raffle proceeds going toward the Churchill Downs Incorporated Foundation to support its charitable initiatives, including Thoroughbred aftercare, arts and educational opportunities for backside employees and breast and ovarian cancer research and prevention. Churchill Downs Incorporated Foundation will guarantee a minimum $50,000 pool for the Derby day raffle.
Tickets for each raffle may be purchased anytime from now until Thurby, Oaks and Derby days respectively at www.DerbyGives.com. Guests can also purchase raffle tickets for all three raffles while attending any Derby week racing event starting on Opening Night presented by Budweiser. Raffle tickets are $5 and only open to individuals who are 18 years of age or older and who are legal residents of the United States as of the date or purchase. Void where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation. For additional information and complete official raffle rules visit www.DerbyGives.com.
To celebrate the launch of DerbyGives.com, Churchill Downs Incorporated Foundation will sponsor free admission to the opening day of Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on Thursday, April 26 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Churchill Downs Incorporated Foundation’s charitable gaming license number in the Commonwealth of Kentucky is ORG0002461.
About Churchill Downs Incorporated Foundation
Churchill Downs Incorporated Foundation has donated more than $2.2 million and thousands of volunteer hours to our charitable partners. These annual financial, volunteer and in-kind contributions help support the critical work of nonprofits in our industry, make a difference in important public health programs and provide meaningful opportunities in art and education. The Foundation has donated to thoroughbred retirement, provided important health services to backside employees, supported Louisville’s thriving arts community and contributed to education and prevention of breast cancer.
About Churchill Downs Racetrack
Churchill Downs Racetrack, the world’s most legendary racetrack, has raced Thoroughbreds and presented the Kentucky Derby continuously since 1875. Located in Louisville, the flagship racetrack of Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) offers year-round simulcast wagering. Churchill Downs will conduct the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve on May 5, 2018. The track has hosted the Breeders’ Cup World Championships eight times and is scheduled to host again in 2018. www.churchilldowns.com.