Adena Springs to Host YMCA Benefit

Live and silent auctions also part of Sept. 16 event.

A benefit dinner, including live and silent auctions for the YMCA in Paris, Ky., will be held Sept. 16 at Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs Farm near Paris.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes dinner, drinks and live music. Tickets are $50 per person in advance and $60 at the door. Reserved tables, seating eight, can be purchased for $500.

Items in this year’s auctions include:

--Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) package: Saturday, April 7, 2012 in Arcadia, CA. Includes lunch for four at the Frontrunner Restaurant, two-night stay at the Doubletree Monrovia, race programs, valet parking, paddock tour and breakfast Sunday morning at Clocker’s Corner with a private tour of the stable area.

--Preakness Stakes (gr. I) Black-Eyed Susan (gr. II) Day package: Friday-Saturday, May 18-19, 2012; Includes Grandstand Apron Box Seats, admission, valet parking, and a two-night hotel stay at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel.

--2011 Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) tickets: Two 3rd floor Clubhouse Box Seats, Nov. 4-5 at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

--Engraved halter worn by Mucho Macho Man  during his 2011 Triple Crown racing series.

--Engraved halter and framed photo of 2010 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Blame .

A full list of live and silent auction items can be found on our website at Those interested in placing bids on any of the auction items and unable to attend may do so by contacting Cathy Boone at 

The YMCA is also selling raffle tickets for a chance to win two lower arena University of Kentucky basketball season tickets. Two hundred tickets, costing $50 each, will be sold and the winner will be drawn during the Sept. 16 event.