Keeneland and nine Central Kentucky Thoroughbred farms are teaming with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the nation’s largest wish-granting charity, to host Make-A-Wish Day on Oct. 13.
Nine Kentucky children battling life-threatening medical conditions and their families will enjoy a VIP afternoon at Keeneland with activities including lunch and a behind-the-scenes tour of the track with the opportunity to meet jockeys. Each child will present the trophy for the race named for his/her sponsoring farm and will watch the race from the winner’s circle.
TVG network, the official media partner for Make-A-Wish Day, will feature profiles of all nine children and their wishes throughout the afternoon.
Founded in 1983, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana chapter is the largest of the 64 Make-A-Wish chapters in the country in both territory and wishes granted. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, Kentucky and Southern Indiana Region, has fulfilled the individual wishes of 792 local children since it was founded in 2001.