It’s back! The Kentucky Derby Festival is set to kick off on April 21, and Active Heroes has just what you need to get into some of the hottest events! For the second year in a row, Active Heroes is selling 2017 branded limited edition Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus pins. These classic pins are metal, and engraved with the Active Heroes logo and Pegasus. The pin is your admission into select Kentucky Derby Festival events just like with a normal pin you would buy at a nearby store or set location. 100% of the proceeds from the $10 pins benefits Active Heroes. To purchase an Active Heroes 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Pin, please visit our Active Heroes store at bit.ly/2op6fRz.
“All proceeds of the Pegasus pins benefit Active Heroes’ programs and services in both the Louisville area and nationally. It is a great partnership for Active Heroes, selling the Pegasus pins benefits us greatly and those who purchase still get all the great benefits of a traditional Pegasus pin,” said Jennifer Schneider Director of Program Operations at Active Heroes.
Along with selling Pegasus pins, Active Heroes will also be represented at a few Kentucky Derby Festival events. To formally start the Kentucky Derby Festival, the official They’re Off!® Luncheon will be held on Friday, April 21 at 11:30 a.m. Active Heroes will be presenting the Kentucky Derby Festival volunteer of the year award along with a special Active Heroes award. You also won’t want to miss the dedicated Active Heroes video that will be played throughout the luncheon!
Then, on April 22, you can find Active Heroes at the most popular event of them all; Thunder Over Louisville! A booth with Active Heroes merchandise, brochures, flyers and more will be on display. All proceeds and donations will go directly to Active Heroes. Also on this day, Active Heroes will host 2 events of their own. One will be a ring toss game; simply play the game to win a prize and two, a push-up competition. A running tally throughout the day will be kept, and the top female along with the top male who can do the most push-ups in 2 minutes will win a gift basket!
If you’re participating in this year’s mini marathon or full marathon, Active Heroes will have a booth set up at Race Expo and Packet Pick-Up on both April 27th and the 28th, so stop by and say hi! It’s here that Active Heroes is able to connect with athletes who are willing to become virtual athletes and help support Active Heroes while running, working out, or more!
And lastly, if you can’t make it to any of the three events listed above there is still one more opportunity to connect with Active Heroes! On April 29, Active Heroes will have a booth at the Waterfront Jam Saturday Concert, with admission to the show being the 2017 Pegasus Pin. Here, Active Heroes will host the ring toss game and push-up challenge as mentioned above during Thunder Over Louisville.
If you’re unable to make it to any of the events Active Heroes will be at, but would still like to donate, please click here. Over the last 5 years, Active Heroes has directly saved over 800 veterans lives with the help of donations while also creating preventative measures through suicide prevention training.
If you live in the Louisville area or surrounding counties and would like to purchase three or more Pegasus pins without shipping them, please contact Jennifer at Jennifer.Schneider@activerheroes.org.
But wait, it gets even better! Active Heroes is giving away two free tickets for First Floor Grand Stand seats for one lucky winner. Every $5 donation will get you an entry, and winner will be announced on May 1! Please enter for a chance to win here: https://fundraise.activeheroes.org/campaign/raffle-for-kentucky-derby-tickets/c125298. Keep calm and derby on!