Kentucky Derby Museum Cancels 34th Annual Gala


Churchill Downs | Sarah Andrew

The Kentucky Derby Museum has canceled its 34th annual Gala, presented by Central Bank & Trust Co.

With the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, this decision was made in the interest of public health and in the best interest of the community.

Historically, the evening serves as the premier fundraising event for the Kentucky Derby Museum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. The rescheduled Gala was slated for Friday, Aug. 28.

“The pandemic has created a very challenging business environment, especially for non-profit organizations like the Kentucky Derby Museum,” said Patrick Armstrong, President & CEO of the Kentucky Derby Museum. “Canceling the Kentucky Derby Museum Gala means losing our largest fundraiser of the year, and it will be yet another hardship we must overcome as a charitable organization. However, we feel certain it is the safest and correct decision at this time.”

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