The Amity Foundation for Healing With Horses, a not-for-profit organization that provides equine-assisted therapy for people who have experienced trauma, primarily veterans, will hold a Kentucky Derby Day fundraiser on Sat., May 5 from 3 to 7:30 p.m. at their barn, located at 44 Amity Rd. in Warwick. The fun-filled event will raise funds to support the Foundation’s ongoing efforts to help those who have experienced trauma – from veterans and first responders to adolescents.
There is a five dollar entrance admission for a chance to view the race on a big screen and bet on the second running of Amity’s herd of Great Dane dogs. Attendees can also “Eat like a Horse” by purchasing an assortment of grazable foods and refreshments including hamburgers, sausages plus wine and beer. Live music and special this year is a chance to win tickets for two on 18-time Grammy Award winner Jimmy Sturr along with Mollie B’s Caribbean cruise to honor veterans in January 2019.
A silent auction featuring a Big Bag of Black Dirt from Pine Island Turf are among the festivities which includes tours of the facility and grounds. Amity volunteers will be on hand at the Warwick ShopRite, located at 153 Rte. 94 S. in Warwick, to disseminate information and sell tickets to the event. Tickets are $5 per person and raffle tickets are $10 each or three for $20. For more information call 224-6258.