Churchill Downs Supports Tornado Relief Efforts with $50,000 Donation from Kentucky and Ohio Properties

LOUISVILLE, KY., (December 15, 2021– Churchill Downs Incorporated joined community partner Kroger, ESPN 680 Louisville and Louisville, Kentucky-based Phocus to support vital relief and recovery efforts following devastating tornados in Kentucky. CDI donated $50,000 to the Mayfield Graves County Tornado Relief Fund on behalf of its Kentucky properties which include Churchill Downs Racetrack, Derby City Gaming, Turfway Racing & Gaming, Newport Racing & Gaming and Oak Grove Racing, Gaming & Hotel located in the western part of the state. Miami Valley Gaming, CDI’s jointly-owned property with Delaware North located in Lebanon, Ohio, joined the efforts with a financial contribution to support their Kentucky neighbors.

The Mayfield Graves County Tornado Relief Fund was established through Independence Bank and the Muhlenberg County Long Term Disaster Relief Fund. On Wednesday, December 15, ESPN 680 Louisville will be at Kroger Stony Brook (9080 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40299) from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a live broadcast event where they will be collecting monetary donations for families, first responders and communities affected by the disaster.

“Kentucky is known is for its unbridled spirit,” said Tonya Abeln, president of Churchill Downs Incorporated Foundation. “At Churchill Downs, we couldn’t do what we do without the strength of Kentucky behind us. We know the sun will shine bright on our old Kentucky home again, but there are some dark days ahead as we try to rebuild all that has been lost. Today, we send support and love to our fellow Kentuckians who have suffered so greatly at the indiscriminate hands of this natural disaster.”

You can join Churchill Downs’ efforts to support Kentucky tornado disaster relief and recovery by donating to the Churchill Downs Foundation at the following link. Churchill Downs will donate 100% of the money donated to its Foundation through the end of 2021 to the Mayfield Graves County Tornado Relief Fund.

CDI Foundation – Kentucky Tornado Relief Donation Link

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