1ST ANNUAL KENTUCKY DERBY GALA
MAY 2, 2020
YOU NEVER FORGET WHAT SPORTS YOU PLAYED OR WHERE YOU SPENT YOUR SUMMERS AS A CHILD
...and we hope can give underprivileged children the same opportunity to have great memories of their own.
The goal of the Rob Cunningham Foundation's Kentucky Derby Gala is to raise funds to assist children in Massachusetts by helping provide the “extras” for the next generation and help children reach their full potential. All proceeds will assist in funding extracurricular activities to allow children to grow and learn.
Many families are unable to send their children to after school programs, sports, band or summer enrichment programs.
WE WANT TO FILL THAT VOID.
In an age when Music and art programs are sometimes cut by school boards, sports programs and gear are more expensive than ever, and Art supplies cost an arm and a leg… It’s not easy to keep up.
In May, we will be throwing The First Annual Rob Cunningham Foundation Kentucky Derby Gala to raise the funds needed to provide the children in our Commonwealth with opportunities to enrich their lives and their futures.
Take a minute to remember the things you did as a child. Did you go to summer camp? Did you play an instrument or a sport? Did you take art lessons or attend enrichment classes?
Imagine how we could better the lives of children all across our Commonwealth by providing them with amazing opportunities of extracurricular activities?
This year, in addition to scholarships and the endowment in Rob’s name at BC High, the Foundation has decided to work with schools, camps, and different enrichment programs all across Massachusetts to give underprivileged children in our communities the opportunity to discover the best in themselves through extra-curricular activities, which will foster growth and opportunity while encouraging independence and FUN.
In order to do this, we need to expand our reach in a way that doesn’t take away from what we do with the proceeds from this tournament. As you saw from that wicked fabulous picture, Rob and I went to Kentucky Derby parties together, with the fun outfits, and silly hats. We want this event to be something you can all have fun with, and not your average gala. With your help, we know we can better the world and help kids find their paths.
Whether it’s the science camp that will help them discover the next planet, the vocal lessons that will help them become the next Elton John, or the art supplies that helps them become a modern day Davinci, we want to help them do that. For some, having these extras, or being a part of a boys and girls club, can make all the difference and give them the tools and guidance to bring them to where they want to be.
I hope you will all join us on May 2nd. We couldn’t do the things we do in service of others, if it weren’t for your generosity. I am humbled to have so many great friends and family, and I hope to see you at the Kentucky Derby.
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