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3rd Annual Derby Days Belmont Stakes Party on June 6 to Benefit Crockett Foundation, Empowering Today’s Youth with Literacy

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Interactive Event at Sport of Kings in Gulfstream Park to Feature

Live Entertainment, Raffle, Silent Auction, Celebrity Guests and More

Hallandale Beach, Fla. – April 2015 – Experience the thrill of the races at this year’s Crockett Foundation’s 3rd annual Derby Days Belmont Stakes Party on June 6, 2015 from 5–10 p.m. Attendees will be right in the action at Gulfstream Park, home of horse racing, leading up to the exciting Belmont Stakes race.

The foundation’s event provides the perfect place to not only celebrate world-class horses reaching the finish line, but also raise much-needed funds for South Florida youth to reach the goal of literacy. Funds will benefit the nonprofit Crockett Foundation’s “School is Cool” program, which focus on improving literacy among middle school students. The Crockett Foundation is led by Henri Crockett, a native of Pompano Beach, Fla. and former NFL player with the Atlanta Falcons and Minnesota Vikings; and his brother Zach Crockett, a retired NFL player and current scout for the Oakland Raiders.

The Derby Days Belmont Stakes Party will take place at Sport of Kings in Gulfstream Park located at 501 South Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009. Guests will enjoy interactive entertainment, live musicians, celebrity guests, and “Best Dressed” and “Best Hat” contests. Raffle tickets and silent auction items to include weekend getaways, restaurant dining, movie passes, cruises, a wine tasting for a party of ten, resort stay, limousine rides, and much more. Audi Coral Springs’ latest luxury cars will be showcased. The attire is derby chic.

Invited VIP guests include retired NBA player Eddie Jones, Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, Broward County School Board Member Dr. Rosalind Osgood, Florida State Senator Chris Smith, State Representative Bobby DuBose, Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher, Miramar City Commissioner Wayne Messam, retired NFL players Henri and Zach Crockett, Cornelius Bennett and more.

Broward County leads the nation in the number of high school dropouts. According to research, many students drop out prior to high school because they cannot read, or because of delinquent behavior resulting from not being able to read. The Crockett Foundation’s “School is Cool” program, at Margate Middle School in Margate, Fla., meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4–6 p.m. and focuses on improving literacy among middle school students. Students are encouraged to improve attendance, behavior and course performance through the engagement of technology. Students work with iPads and desktop computers to access online reference materials, complete math and reading exercises and play educational games. The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) approach is utilized to encourage students to embrace technology and develop skills that will help them throughout their lives.

“The Crockett Foundation has been striving to make a difference in the lives of children and their families through educational, mentoring and tutoring programs since its inception in 2002,” said Henri Crockett, founder of the Crockett Foundation. “The 3rd Annual Derby Days Belmont Stakes Party will be a fun and exciting event that will also raise funds for the foundation’s literacy programs, and further help us build character, develop leaders, and improve communities.”

Sponsorship opportunities, ranging from the Kentucky Derby Congratulatory Sponsor for $500 to the Belmont Stakes Sponsor for $7,500, are available.

Individual tickets are priced at $100 per ticket and include food, beverages, and an unforgettable evening. For further event information, sponsorship information, or to purchase tickets, please contact the Crockett Foundation at 954-254-7535 or www.crockettfoundation.org. The Crockett Foundation is a 501(c)(3), and 75 percent of the ticket price is tax deductible.

About the Crockett Foundation

The Crockett Foundation is a South Florida-based non-profit organization committed to improving quality of life and building strong communities locally and internationally, wherever there is a need. Its mission is to provide educational opportunities, increase health and awareness, and inspire and equip today’s youth that they may overcome social limitations and realize their full potential, growing to become productive and contributing members of tomorrow’s global community. For more information, visit www.crockettfoundation.org, email elamarca@crockettfoundation.org, or call 954-254-7535. 

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