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Hillbilly Outfield is Inducted into Chris Greicius Society

Jim Hafendorfer
The Hillbilly Outfield Coalition was recently inducted into the Chris Greicius Society for their outstanding fundraising efforts in support of the Make-A-Wish® mission.

Since 2000, the group has raised more than $100,000 through its annual Hillbilly Outfield Kentucky Derby Party, helping to grant the wishes of local wish children.

Hillbilly Outfield began as a small weekend Derby party in the backyard of Jim Hafendorfer. The tradition grew quickly, and was soon transformed into an annual fundraiser for Make-A-Wish.

What began as a small gathering for friends and colleagues over a decade ago has become a signature event of Derby weekend, drawing large crowds and public support with food, beverages, live music and other exciting activities, such as games, contests and a silent auction. The party even features live video feeds, allowing participants to experience every second of the action at the Derby!

“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. 

Make-A-Wish is proud to recognize The Hillbilly Outfield Annual Derby Party organizers for their success in helping to make wishes come true for local wish kids.


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