Thursday, February 16, 2012 12:00 AM
FLORENCE, Ky., Feb. 16, 2012 – Turfway Park will present the 11th Annual Charity Night at the Tables on March 17, continuing a tradition established in 2002 by the Northern Kentucky Leadership Foundation. The stylish event is scheduled from 7:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in the Spiral Stakes VIP Tent at Turfway Park.
Charity Night at the Tables combines Monte Carlo-style gaming with fundraising for hometown charities and connects to Turfway's Kentucky Derby prep race, the $500,000 Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (G3). This year's participating charities are Boone County CASA, New Perceptions Inc., Northern Kentucky Children's Advocacy Center, and Parish Kitchen.
"We are pleased to be able to continue this gala event," said Turfway Park president and CEO Robert N. Elliston. "We appreciate the strong base laid by the Leadership Foundation for Charity Night and the enormous good work their efforts accomplished over the past 10 years. We look forward to making this year's event another great night that makes a difference for our neighbors in need."
Charity Night guests try their luck at roulette, poker, blackjack and other casino games, designating play-money winnings to one of the participating charities. The charity with the most “money” at the end of the night gets first pick of horses running in the Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes the following Saturday. The charity whose horse finishes best receives $10,000 for its work. The charity whose horse finishes next-best receives $6,000, and the remaining two charities receive $4,000 each.
Tickets to Charity Night at the Tables are $75 per person. Admission includes chips for the gaming tables, a grazing buffet, unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks, and live entertainment by high-energy party band My Sister Sarah. Tickets are available from any of the four charities, by calling (859) 371-0200, or online at turfwaypark.ticketleap.com.
Horseshoe Casino and Hotel Southern Indiana returns for the second year as the event's presenting sponsor. Title sponsorship is again provided by The Yearlings, who have supported Charity Night since its inception.
Additional corporate funding is provided at the Club level by Fifth Third Bank and at the Diamond level by Silverlake (The Family Practice), Roeding Group Companies, and FastPark & Relax (Parking Co. of America). Spade level sponsorship is provided by The Townsend Company, Cock and Bull, Pillar Valuation Group, HDR Engineering, Central Bank, C-Forward, and Stith Funeral Homes. Wild card level sponsorship is provided by Bray Trucking and Bray Construction Services and Red Dog Pet Resort.