2015 Fillies & Lilies Party to Benefit Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund

Posted by Jaclyn Harris on Sat, Apr 11, 2015 @ 10:05 AM

Have you heard the great news? Derby Experiences has declared that the second annual Fillies & Lilies Party will benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockey's Fund! 

Held on the eve of the 2015 Kentucky Derby approximately one hour after the running of the 141st Kentucky Oaks, the Fillies & Lilies Party will be hosted in the Kentucky Derby Museum and will feature a live performance by Country Music's Sweetheart, Sara Evans.

By attending, you can experience one of the most intimate and unique official Kentucky Derby parties, while also giving back a wonderful, charitable program, the Permanently Disabled Jockey's Fund.

About the Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund

The Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund (PDJF) is an independent 501(c)(3) public charity that provides financial assistance to former jockeys who have suffered catastrophic on-track injuries. Created in 2006 by leaders in the horse racing industry, PDJF has disbursed over $6 million and currently supports 61 permanently disabled jockeys, most of whom have paralysis or traumatic brain injuries. Since its founding in 2006, through a collaborative effort of many leaders in the horse racing industry, including race tracks, jockeys, horsemen, and many others, the fund has disbursed over $5 million to permanently disabled jockeys, most of whom have sustained paralysis or brain injuries.

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Many of the jockeys we serve were injured while in their 20s and 30s and face decades of living with a disability. They have lost their income and the opportunity to build a financial cushion sufficient to support them and their families.

The medical needs of our disabled jockeys are great and may include daily assistance from a caregiver. In today's healthcare environment, costs continue to escalate - posing still more challenges to individuals who courageously test their limits every day. 

The PDJF strives to reach out to everyone in the Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse industry, their business partners and the great fans of this sport for their support. Our long-term goal is to create an endowment that will enable the fund to be self-sufficient. While we build that endowment we ask for your support so that we may continue to assist these permanently disabled jockeys with their day-to-day needs.

The PDJF is committed to working with both industry and medical research groups to improve the safety of both the human and equine athlete as well as medical research projects dedicated to reducing catastrophic injuries.   

About the Fillies & Lilies Party

fillies and lilies derby experiencesJust imagine! Being within the intimate setting of the Kentucky Derby Musuem, listening to one of Country Music's biggest stars, dancing amidst the allure of Derby exhibits that honor America's oldest sporting event! The event is at your finger tips!

Not to mention, a premium open bar, a bourbon lounge and complimentary heavy hors d'oeuvres will be available to guests throughout the Fillies & Lilies Party. 

Magician Matthew Furman will also make an appearance thrilling guests will his magic tricks and mind illusions! 

It's the perfect way to unwind after the long day of racing on Kentucky Oaks day and celebrate the coming Kentucky Derby day! 

Book Your Ticket & Give to the PDJF Today!

Secure your invite to the 2015 Fillies & Lilies Party today and $100 of the ticket will go directly toward benefiting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund! For additional information on how you can attend the Fillies & Lilies Party and to learn more about this great cause, visit Derby Experiences website by clicking the button below.



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