NASHVILLE, TN – Sept. 18, 2019 – The Iroquois Steeplechase tickets, benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, are now on sale. The 79th annual event sponsored by Bank of America will be held on May 9, 2020 at Percy Warner Park.
New developments for this year’s race are set to enhance the experience of the patrons. Event organizers are re-envisioning the infield to create a vibrant atmosphere for people of all ages to enjoy. Additionally, the Iroquois Steeplechase was granted permits to build an additional 170 boxes, projected to be completed by 2020.
The 2020 Iroquois Steeplechase will continue the tradition of donating to charitable organizations across Middle Tennessee, Children’s Hospital being the primary beneficiary of the event. Throughout the past 38 years, the Iroquois Steeplechase has donated more than $10 million to the hospital through the annual meet.
About The Iroquois Steeplechase
The Iroquois Steeplechase is an iconic sporting event that has been Nashville's rite of spring since 1941. Held the second Saturday of each May at Percy Warner Park, the annual event attracts more than 25,000 spectators and is Music City's celebration of time-honored traditions, Tennessee hospitality and southern fashions. The event also supports several philanthropic causes and has donated more than $10 million to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt since 1981. To learn more about Steeplechase, visit www.iroquoissteeplechase.org.
About Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is one of the nation's leading children's hospitals, treating and helping to prevent a full range of pediatric health issues from colds and broken bones to complex heart diseases and cancer. The Department of Pediatrics within the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is currently ranked third in the nation in the total receipt of research funding from the National Institutes of Health. Children’s Hospital’s physicians are nationally recognized innovators in their fields who are discovering new ways to cure and prevent a host of childhood diseases. Their work is preventing and finding new treatments for diseases such as premature birth, cancer, heart disease, spina bifida, trauma and many other conditions, and is an investment in the future. Achieving 10 out of 10 nationally ranked pediatric specialties in 2019, Children’s Hospital was again named among the nation’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” for the 13th consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report. Children's Hospital, a nonprofit organization, opened in 2004, expanded its physical space in 2012, and is currently adding four new floors and 160,000 total sq. ft. The new expansion will help advance the size and scope of the hospital's mission. To learn more, visit www.childrenshospitalvanderbilt.org.
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