Super Bowl Great Ray Lewis, Jr. to Speak at Derby-Time Event

“Race for Grace” Dinner Supports Race Track Ministry

March 8, 2013 – Louisville, KY – Ray Lewis, Jr., a two-time Super Bowl champion linebacker with the Baltimore Ravens, will be the guest speaker at “Race for Grace,” the annual Derby-time fundraising dinner for the Kentucky Race Track Chaplaincy. The event is set for Monday, April 29, at 6 p.m., in Millionaire’s Row at Churchill Downs.

The legendary Lewis announced his retirement from football following the Ravens’ victory over the San Francisco 49ers in this year’s Super Bowl. The win capped a long string of professional football achievements for Lewis that includes being named multiple times as NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Most Valuable Player, and Associated Press All-Pro.

Lewis’ life has also consisted of overcoming high-profile difficulties off the football field. He will be sharing testimony at the dinner about his redemption through his Christian faith.

Lewis is the founder of “Ray Lewis 52 Foundation”, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance to disadvantaged youth. His commitment to his faith has been featured in two cover stories of Sports Illustrated magazine.

Also appearing at the dinner will be Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day, who won the 1992 Kentucky Derby winner aboard Lil E. Tee, as well as other horse racing notables. Jackie Hays, who is well-known for her career as news anchor on WAVE TV, will be the event’s emcee.

The evening will also include musical entertainment and a live and silent auction of unusual horse racing memorabilia, sports tickets, and other items of interest. Dress is business casual.

Tickets are $200 per person, and tables for eight are $2,000 for guaranteed seating arrangement. Various levels of sponsorship are also available and impact the level of services that the non-profit ministry is able to provide to track workers.

For more information about the ministry at Kentucky racetracks, please go to For ticket reservations, email us at or call Christ Chapel at (502) 636-4476.

About Kentucky Race Track Chaplaincy – KRTC is an interdenominational Christian ministry serving workers at Kentucky’s race tracks and horse training centers. For more info about the ministry, go to, and for even more up-to-date news, “LIKE” Kentucky Race Trace Chaplaincy on Facebook.


WHIN member Kate Richards Wilt is developing an exciting on-line auction program that will introduce the Race for Grace event and its mission and offers significant exposure via hyper-links for participating auction donors.

The on-line auction will be launched for bidding in early April via and will target more than 350,000 upscale auction shoppers interested in the mission of the Kentucky Race Track Chaplaincy and the sport of horse racing. It will feature “unique experiences” relating to the Derby and Oaks, Turfway Park and Ellis Park, as well as event tickets, hotel rooms, VIP tours and gifts and services that enhance the value of the package.

For more about this unique opportunity, contact Kate at

Kentucky Race Track Chaplaincy
Contact: Angie Gimmel, Phone: (502) 648-9283

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