We are excited to announce the local charities who will receive the proceeds from the 2016 Thoroughbred Classic! Please check out their links for more information on the good things that they do!
We will have a link on the registration site that will allow you donate additional money to those charities directly. Many of these charities depend on the funds from this race each year for their operational budgets.
The Lexington Humane Society (LHS) is a 501(c)3 organization solely dependent on private donations, grants and community support. We receive no operating support from the government or national animal welfare groups, including HSUS or the ASPCA.
Among other things, LHS is the largest pet adoption agency in Central Kentucky, we educate the community on responsible pet care and the compassionate treatment of all animals, and we spay/neuter the pets of qualifying families at a low cost.
Simply stated, we Give Love, Teach Love, Adopt Love!
Through the power of volunteer advocacy, CASA of Lexington works to ensure that all victims of child abuse and neglect are given a chance to thrive in a safe, permanent home. CASA’s trained and supervised volunteers provide an independent voice for children, one child at a time, by speaking for their best interest in the family court system.
Girls on the Run Central Kentucky is a nonprofit organization that inspires girls to be healthy, joyful and self-confident using a fun experience based curriculum that creatively integrates running. The objective of the program is to reduce the potential of at risk activities among the 3rd to 8th grade participants through mental, physical, and emotional development. Girls on the Run envisions a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides funding to the Kentucky Horse Park, is proud to support the Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club. The Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club is a summer event that gives individuals and families the opportunity to walk the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park free of charge on Monday evenings. The event runs weekly from June through September and takes place from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. In addition to strolling, walking, or running the grounds of the park, visitors have the opportunity to enjoy local musical entertainment, dine at food trucks, and meet Kentucky Horse Park resident horses. The Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club hosts over 2,000 visitors each year.
Repairers Lexington, formerly known as Repairers of the Breach, Inc., serves as a fiscal agent and governing body for E7 Kids Café, a registered Safe Place. Repairers Lexington is committed to providing barriers free, no cost after-school services that supplement local school efforts and help to enable children to excel in the classroom. These services include hot meals, educational enrichment activities, computer access, tutoring, mentoring and field trips. Located at 530 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., E7 Kids Café is open Monday-Friday 3-5:30 and serves approximately 200 socio-economically disadvantaged youth in Lexington, Kentucky each year.