In addition to showcasing top international eventing talent, the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event is committed to showing love to charities that support equine organizations and serve the local community.
Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass (JA) has been announced as this year’s official LRK3DE charity. The organization, which is dedicated to educating students about work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs, serves 36 Kentucky counties.
“Junior Achievement is an amazing organization that really prepares young people for the real world,” says Stewart Perry, president of Equestrian Events, Inc., organizer of the LRK3DE. “JA has provided volunteers for our official event shop for many years, and EEI has made numerous contributions to them for their participation. We are proud to name them as the Official Charity of the 2018 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.”
JA will receive a portion of the proceeds from two fundraising activities: the Barley, Barrels and Bluegrass Dinner and the fourth annual Head Up Heels Down 5K. The dinner will be held on Thursday, April 26, at the Livery in downtown Lexington. Founded in 1868, the Livery was the city’s largest stable for horses and carriages heading in and out of town, and the dinner will feature uniquely Kentucky food and drink. Click here for more information. The 5K will be held on Friday, April 27 — for more information or to register, click here.
Junior Achievement partners with volunteers from the community to teach elementary students about their roles as individuals, workers and consumers, and to prepare middle and high school students for key economic and workforce issues they will face.
“We are honored to have been chosen by EEI as the Official Charity of the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event,” says Lynn Hudgins, president of Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass. “We have been involved with this wonderful event since 2006 and recognize the prestige that this distinction brings to JA.”
In 2017, the support of more than 80,000 spectators allowed EEI to make donations in excess of $100,000 to over 25 different charitable organizations. Some of the organizations who received gifts include Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital, Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, United States Pony Clubs and New Vocations.
LRK3DE takes place April 26-29, 2018. Visit the website for more information, and we hope to see you there!