Churchill Downs Sponsors The Center for Women and Families’ ‘Love in a New Light Virtual Concert’

Artists include Jim James from My Morning Jacket, Jecorey “1200” Arthur, Teddy Abrams and Brigid Kaelin 

LOUISVILLE, KY. (October 12, 2020) – This coming weekend, Churchill Downs will proudly serve as a presenting sponsor for The Center for Women and Families’ livestreamed concert “Love in a New Light Virtual Concert.” This free online event is designed to raise awareness of domestic violence in Kentucky and Southern Indiana and is just one of the many initiatives the domestic violence service provider is organizing during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

On Sunday, October 18, at 7 p.m., the concert will feature performances by local artists, including Jim James from My Morning Jacket, Jecorey “1200” Arthur, Teddy Abrams and Brigid Kaelin, and will be streamed via The Center’s YouTube, Facebook and Instagram pages. The concert is free, but donations received throughout the show will benefit The Center, supporting survivors of domestic and sexual violence in the community. All services are provided at no cost to victims.

“Throughout Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Center is encouraging the community to advocate in a new way,” said Elizabeth Wessels-Martin, president and chief empowerment officer of The Center for Women and Families. “With our ‘Love in a New Light Virtual Concert,’ we hope to show abusive behavior is never the victim’s fault. Too many times people ask the wrong question, ‘Why don’t they leave?’ The Center is here to listen without judgement and offer help to individuals and their families.”

In the United States, an average of nearly 20 people every minute experience physical abuse by a partner, a statistic that adds up to roughly 10 million men and women each year, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. For many who experience domestic violence, this behavior often occurs so frequently that it eventually becomes tolerated and expected in the relationship. There is no place for abusive behavior in a relationship, and The Center encourages victims to reach out for help.

To illustrate its support for the upcoming event, Churchill Downs Racetrack recently illuminated its Twin Spires a royal purple, the color of domestic violence awareness. To learn more about the concert, please visit

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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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