Churchill Downs Incorporated Partners with Maryhurst to Provide Holiday Cheer Through Annual Holiday Gift Drive

LOUISVILLE, KY., (December 14, 2023) Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI or the Company) corporate office team members celebrated the holiday season by participating in a Holiday Gift Drive through long time charitable partner, Maryhurst. The annual event gives team members the chance to purchase gifts for children currently cared for by the team at Maryhurst. 30 children submitted wish lists of three items ranging from bean bag chairs, video games, makeup kits, sports equipment and scooters. The corporate office team did not disappoint and all 90 gifts were claimed and purchased ensuring that every child received their complete holiday wish list.

“I'm truly inspired by the generosity and love our team members have shown this holiday season,” shared Claire Simms, Sr. Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for CDI. “I can't think of anyone more deserving than the children being cared for by the wonderful the team at Maryhurst to receive this incredible support.”

CDI’s long-standing partnership with Maryhurst has been in place for nearly ten years, but support of the organization’s incredible work in the state of Kentucky dates back to 1993. The partnership furthers the Company’s charitable giving strategy and commitment to support organizations that enrich a community’s quality of life. CDI has been involved for eight consecutive years in the Holiday Gift Drive and donated over $14,000 in total giving (including all presents, gift cards and cash) to the program since 2016.

“We are humbled to have worked alongside Churchill Downs Incorporated on a variety of initiatives and events for almost 10 years,” said Shelley Dewig, VP of Development for Maryhurst. “We can't thank the team enough for all they’ve done for the kids and families whose holidays are a little brighter through the support we receive from our community partners, like CDI.”

To learn more about Maryhurst and their mission to strengthen and empower children and families in greatest need, visit: www.maryhurst.org.

About Maryhurst

Established in 1843, Maryhurst is the oldest child welfare agency in Kentucky. The vision to create communities free of abuse and filled with hope has been at their core for over 175 years. Maryhurst provides counseling and wellbeing services, residential treatment, community and transitional living to prevent abuse, restore hope and empower survivors of trauma. Through four core values of individual worth, reconciliation, mercy and zeal, Maryhurst executes their mission to strengthen and empower children and families in greatest need. www.maryhurst.org

About Churchill Downs Incorporated

Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) has been creating extraordinary entertainment experiences for nearly 150 years, beginning with the company’s most iconic and enduring asset, the Kentucky Derby. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, CDI has expanded through the development of live and historical racing entertainment venues, the growth of the TwinSpires horse racing online wagering business and the operation and development of regional casino gaming properties. www.churchilldownsincorporated.com

Media Contacts

Logan Spradlin
Communications Manager
Churchill Downs Incorporated

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