To celebrate the world famous Kentucky Derby, the Hillbilly Coalition hosted its 13th Annual Hillbilly Outfield Kentucky Derby Party on May 3-4, 2013, to support making wishes come true.
The Hillbilly Coalition has hosted The Hillbilly Outfield Kentucky Derby Party since 2000 and has raised more than $98,000, enabling Make-A-Wish® to help grant the wishes of local wish children.
Hillbilly Outfield began in the backyard of Jim Hafendorfer as a weekend Derby party for his close friends and colleagues. After realizing the immense response to the event, they turned it into an annual fundraiser for Make-A-Wish.
Hillbilly Outfield has become a signature event and a popular party destination of Derby weekend, with participants enjoying food, beverages, live music and other exciting events, such as games contest and a silent auction.
Many Hillbilly Outfield party-goers have even camped out at “tent city” in Hafendorfer’s backyard. Guests also enjoy the Derby day races via live video feeds.
“Hillbilly Outfield is a great way for friends and families to come together and enjoy the pageantry of the Kentucky Derby while supporting a great cause,” said Hafendorfer.
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