Mercedes Benz of Springfield held a fundraising event in celebration of the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby.
All of the money raised Saturday night will go towards funding the programs and services offered by Square One, a nursery school in Springfield.
Chief Development/Communication Officer of Square One Kristine Allard told 22News, “Today is the running of the Kentucky Derby, We’re super excited. About three years ago, one of our donors came to us and said they wanted to throw a Kentucky Derby party to benefit the children and families that Square One serves, so this is our third year and it’s grown significantly ever since.”
22news was a proud sponsor of Saturday night’s event.
Guests enjoyed food, cocktails, and of course, big screen monitors to watch the race.