Churchill Downs has partnered with 2X Game Changers and their Future Healers got Zoo Buddies and Planet Savers programs as part of the first 502’sDay celebration. Participants of 2X Game Changers programs, along with Executive Director Christopher 2X, will visit the Churchill Downs stable area Friday, Mar. 31 at 10:30 a.m. for tours followed by a meeting with Dr. Will Farmer, Churchill Downs Equine Medical Director.
502’sDay was created as a nod to Louisville’s area code and to celebrate what makes Kentucky Derby Week special: the local community. 2X Game Changers is a nonprofit organization that promotes early childhood education, parental involvement, mentoring, and community involvement to positively transform the lives of children and young people, end violence long term, and make communities safer in the Louisville area.
The new Planet Savers program encourages youth and family development through animal and land conservation activities and waste and recycling advocacy efforts. The Future Healers got Zoo Buddies program engages kids in a curriculum focused on health and sciences by teaching them nutrition, animal care and behaviors, and how to improve their mental health.
Additionally, as part of the partnership, Churchill Downs is funding the opportunity for members of 2X Game Changers to visit Second Stride’s Expansion at Chorleywood Farm in Prospect, Kentucky to interact with retired thoroughbreds.
Churchill Downs will also fund a trip to some of Lexington’s most historic horse farms on Apr. 10. On 502’sDay, Churchill Downs will honor our 2x Game Changers throughout the day.
More information about the 2X Game Changers platforms can be found online at www.2XGameChangers.org.
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