The Triple Crown is the most coveted title in horse racing. To win it means you have won the three most prestigious races: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes, something that has only been done by 11 horses.
Starting this weekend you can be a Triple Crown philanthropist by joining Partners for Progress for their spring fundraising gala Triple Crown Event. In the spirit of the Triple Crown, this is a three-part event. While the “crown” goes to those that complete all three, everyone who joins is a winner!
Don your finest hats and prepare to race the night away with mint juleps, a jazz trio and of course a hat contest. The Kentucky Derby event kicks off the Triple Crown Gala on May 1:
Saturday May 1, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
N2009 S. Lake Shore Drive., Lake Geneva, WI 53147
$40 per person
Next up is the Preakness Stakes at Austin’s Saloon & Eatery in Libertyville. With a buffet dinner and gaming, this will be a winning night for everyone.
Saturday May 16, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Austin’s Saloon & Eatery
481 Peterson Rd., Libertyville
$75 per person
The third and final event is the crown jewel, the Belmont Stakes, taking place at the Partners for Progress Riding Center. This is a family-friendly event that will feature a buffet, raffles, PFP races, and the signature white carnations.
Saturday, June 6, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Partners for Progress
23525 W. Milton Rd., Wauconda
$30 per person
It’s not a Triple Crown without a race! All events will include a viewing of the big races on large screen TVs. Race day attire is encouraged. You can buy tickets to each event individually or be a real winner and attend all three for $100.
The funds raised from the spring Triple Crown Gala will go towards the Horse Care Fund. As we mentioned when we introduced Partners for Progress to you, the horses at PFP are very special and work extraordinarily hard, putting in over 20,000 therapy hours a year. In order to provide outstanding care and nutrition to their 20 horses, PFP needs to raise over $500,000 a year. That’s a pretty large purse! So be a Triple Crown Giver this year and get your tickets today!
Connect with Partners For Progress
23525 W. Milton Road, Wauconda, Illinois 60084
(formerly known as the Fallen Oaks Equestrian Center)
847-226-1300 | [email protected] | [email protected]
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Partners for Progress, NFP is our second quarter charity partner as part of our Little Lake County Gives Back program, a community outreach effort to connect not-for-profit organizations with our readers. For more information on the program, please contact Melissa at [email protected]