Our Charities

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 

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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!

Radio Eye is a radio reading service, providing the reading of newspapers, magazines, and other printed material to people who are blind or print-impaired in Kentucky, and to producing quality programming designed to help those individuals lead enriched, productive, and independent lives.
 
Volunteer readers provide listeners with equal access to dozens of newspapers, magazines, and special programming to offset the impact of sight loss or physical disability that prevents them from reading printed matter. Programs are broadcast 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to alleviate isolation and improve the quality of life for print-disabled listeners.

CASA

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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.

Allegro Dance Project

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Allegro Dance Project’s mission is to educate, entertain and inspire new audiences by sharing the art of dance through their contemporary dance company and through their outreach program, serving children with special needs.
Their Inclusive Dance Outreach program provides dance training for children with Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder and other specific needs, with an additional focus on children from low-to-moderate income households. Their Contemporary Dance Company provides contracts and apprenticeships to talented young dancers each June for an exciting performance event collaborating with aerial/circus artists, local musicians and featuring participants from the Inclusive Dance Outreach program who get the opportunity to perform on stage with the professional company! For more info, please visit: www.allegrodanceproject.org or “like” them on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AllegroDanceProject/

Girls on the Run Central Kentucky
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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.

Kentucky Horse Park Foundation

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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.

E7 Kids Cafe

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Repairers Lexington, formerly known as Repairers of the Breach, Inc., serves as a fiscal agent and governing body for E7 Kids Caféa 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.