LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Churchill Downs Incorporated Foundation today announced the opening of three separate 50/50 Charitable Raffle drawings that will be held during Kentucky Derby week, one drawing on each Thurby, Oaks and Derby days. For each raffle, participants will have the chance to win half of that day's raffle sales, with the other half of the day's raffle proceeds going toward the Churchill Downs Incorporated Foundation in support of its charitable initiatives, including Thoroughbred aftercare, arts and educational opportunities for backside employees and breast and ovarian cancer research and prevention.
New this year raffle tickets will be sold online at www.DerbyGives.com. Derby fans across the nation will be able to purchase raffle tickets from their desktop computers or mobile devices.
Tickets for each raffle may be purchased from now until Thurby, Oaks and Derby days respectively. Raffle tickets are $5 and only open to individuals who are 18 years of age or older and who are legal residents of the United States as of the date or purchase. Void where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation. For additional information and complete official raffle rules visit www.DerbyGives.com.
Churchill Downs Incorporated Foundation's charitable gaming license number in the Commonwealth of Kentucky is ORG0002461.
About Churchill Downs Incorporated Foundation
Churchill Downs Incorporated Foundation has donated more than $2.2 million and thousands of volunteer hours to our charitable partners. These annual financial, volunteer and in-kind contributions help support the critical work of nonprofits in our industry, make a difference in important public health programs and provide meaningful opportunities in art and education. The Foundation has donated to thoroughbred retirement, provided important health services to backside employees, supported Louisville's thriving arts community and contributed to education and prevention of breast cancer.
About Churchill Downs Racetrack
Churchill Downs, the world's most legendary racetrack, has conducted Thoroughbred racing and presented America's greatest race, the Kentucky Derby, continuously since 1875. Located in Louisville, the flagship racetrack of Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) offers year-round simulcast wagering at the historic track. Churchill Downs will conduct the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on May 6, 2017. The track's 2017 Spring Meet is scheduled for April 29-June 30. The track has hosted the Breeders' Cup World Championships eight times and looks forward to hosting it for the ninth time in 2018. Additional information can be found by visiting www.churchilldowns.com.
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