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Ford to Volunteer at Derby Day Fundraising Event
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Ford to Volunteer at Derby Day Fundraising Event

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For the second year in a row, Tennessee State men’s basketball Head Coach Dana Ford and his wife Christina will take part in the Music City Derby Day to help raise money for charity. The event, which coincides with the Kentucky Derby, is a fundraiser for Bridges, an organization that serves the Deaf and hard of hearing community in middle Tennessee.

The two will serve as Honorary Chairs of the third annual Music City Derby Day on Saturday, May 7, from 3:30-7 p.m. at the Centennial Park Art Center in Nashville. The event includes live music, a silent auction, stick-horse race games and a live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby. This is the second year that the Fords will be involved in the event after serving as celebrity jockeys during the stick-horse race last year. Coach Ford will give a few short remarks to the crowd at this year's event. 

The proceeds of the event benefit over 207,000 individuals in middle Tennessee with hearing loss, and fund programs and services provided by Bridges, Nashville's premier nonprofit resource for the Deaf and hard of hearing communities. The organization's services include after school programs, wellness classes, and case management services to Deaf and hard of hearing children and adults who face communication barriers in the hearing world. Bridges helps to remove those barriers through American Sign Language interpreters, community education and outreach, and other programs.

For more information on the event, click HERE