Churchill Down Incorporated Celebrates the Holidays with Giving Across Properties

Louisville, KY (December 21, 2020) – To celebrate the upcoming Christmas holiday as well as this annual time of giving, several Churchill Downs Incorporated properties have found different ways to show their support for their communities and help make this time of the year extra special for some of those who need it most.

Churchill Downs Incorporated in Louisville, Kentucky, fulfilled the wishlists of 15 children and donated over $500 in gift cards to Maryhurst, which helps children and families in crisis. It also contributed to Wreaths Across America, which saw 1,500 wreaths laid on the graves of fallen soldiers in Zachary Taylor National Cemetery just days before Christmas.

Derby City Gaming  in Louisville, Kentucky, donated 2,500 candy canes to South Louisville Community Ministries.

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans, Louisiana, offered a Christmas toy drop and a Thanksgiving turkey drop at Covenant House, which works to help homeless children.

Harlow’s Casino Resort & Spa in Greenville, Mississippi, donated $2,000 to their local chapter of the Boys & Girls Club, and $1,500 to Metro United Way. Additionally, they were able to contribute multiple bicycles to the mayor’s toy drive.

Lady Luck at Nemacolin in Farmington, Pennsylvania, participated in The Salvation Army’s Treasures for Children drive, which included a “mitten tree” that saw employees hang mittens and hats to later be donated.

Oak Grove Racing & Gaming in Oak Grove, Kentucky, collected and distributed 882 toys and 632 cans of food across three Oak Grove community-connected nonprofits including USO, Oak Grove Community Cares and YAIPaks.

This is all in addition to other recent efforts by CDI properties, including a donated day of landscaping and cleanup at The Center for Women and Families as well as a collaboration with The LEE Initiative by Churchill Downs Racetrack, a $1,000 donation each to The Salvation Army and Make-A-Wish Mississippi by Harlow’s Casino Resort & Spa, a $150,000 donation across 12 nonprofits on Giving Tuesday as well as a turkey drive for Volunteers of America by Churchill Downs Incorporated, and a donation of 835 pounds of food to Brighton Center by Newport Racing & Gaming.

About Churchill Downs Incorporated

Churchill Downs Incorporated is an industry-leading racing, online wagering and gaming entertainment company anchored by our iconic flagship event, the Kentucky Derby. We also own and operate three pari-mutual gaming entertainment venues in Kentucky: Derby City Gaming; Oak Grove Racing, Gaming, and Hotel; and Newport Racing and Gaming. Our online wagering business owns and operates, the largest and most profitable online horse racing wagering platform in the U.S., and BetAmerica, an online sports betting and iGaming platform in the U.S. We are also a leader in brick-and-mortar casino gaming with approximately 11,000 slot machines and video lottery terminals and 200 table games in eight states. Additional information about CDI can be found online at

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