On Saturday, May 19th from 4:30 to 7:30pm, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and RPS ISG International, in partnership with United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, will host the ULTIMATE Preakness Party and viewing of the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes at EVO Public House. Proceeds from the Preakness Palooza will benefit the Imagination Library Free Book Program serving local children.
The cost of the event is $45.00 per person and includes a gourmet buffet, one hour of open bar and $10 worth of “betting” tickets to win epic prizes … in addition to surprise guests, tons of games, entertainment and viewing the iconic race on the big screen. Guests are encouraged to dress festively for the event and prizes will be awarded for the most creative attire.
Founded locally by United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, the Imagination Library addresses the educational and developmental gap between low and middle income children, the literacy rate, and kindergarten readiness through a focus on reading, social and emotional development, and parental involvement. Upon registering with the Imagination Library, children ages birth to 5 receive one home-delivered book each month. The program is free of charge to all families enrolled and has proven results where children are more ready to learn and thrive upon entering kindergarten. Since the program’s inception in 2012, United Way has distributed over 126,000 books to nearly 5,800 children in Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset, & Dorchester Counties.
For more information on this fun event and to purchase tickets, visit www.unitedway4us.org/preaknesspalooza.
About United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore:
Now in its 74th year, United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore continues to be the largest non-governmental source of funding for 80 critical programs in Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester Counties. United Way helps Eastern Shore residents obtain Educational Success by reducing the achievement gap between low and middle income students, Financial Stability by advancing the economic security of families and individuals in our community, and Good Health by improving access to and awareness of local health and wellness services. In 2017, United Way provided nearly $1.4 million to community programs and helped to change the lives of over 84,000 individuals. For more information, visit www.unitedway4us.org.
Brad Sutliffe of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and Dean Goodwin of RPS ISG International join Kathleen Mommé, Executive Director of United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, at last year’s Preakness Palooza. Proceeds from this year’s event, taking place at EVO Public House on May 19th at 4:30pm, will benefit United Way’s Imagination Library Free Book program. Tickets may be purchased at www.unitedway4us.org/preaknesspalooza.
The 7th Annual Preakness Palooza features a gourmet buffet, one hour of open bar, tons of entertainment and $10 worth of “betting” tickets to win epic prizes such as the “Maryland Cooler of all Coolers.” Pictured is Diallo and Chalarra Sessoms, lucky winners at the event in 2017.