Fri, March 8, 2019

This fun evening of bow ties and big hats features VIP mingling, wagering on "live" horse races, unique auction items and much more. All proceeds benefit The 2nd & 7 Foundation, an organization committed to fighting illiteracy.

We invite you to join us for an elegant adult evening of horse racing and fun.

The event will feature:

  • Wagering on Horse Races
  • Heavy Hors d’oeuvres
  • One Free Derby Drink
  • Photo booth
  • Silent Auction
  • Raffle Prize
  • Celebrity Mingling

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About 2nd & 7

Mission: To promote reading by providing free books and positive role models to kids in need while encouraging young athletes of the community to pay it forward.

It's our 20th Anniversary!
We are celebrating 20 years of encouraging readers and developing leaders in our community. Over the past 20 years, we have provided over 300,000 free books and positive role models to kids in need while encouraging athletes of the community to pay it forward. 
The 2nd and 7 Foundation was started in 1999 by three former Ohio State Buckeye football players—Ryan Miller, Luke Fickell, and Mike Vrabel. Inspired by their involvement in various community outreach programs as student-athletes, they decided to continue to make a difference by promoting literacy and providing positive role models for children in central Ohio.  Over the past 20 years, the program has grown to 180 communities in 26 states. The “Tackling Illiteracy” program encourages student-athletes from universities and high schools across the nation to participate in weekly readings in second-grade classrooms. While in the classrooms, they are reading to the kids, passing out FREE books for the kids to take home and reminding the kids why it is so important to read. The 2nd and 7 Foundation created a book series called the Hog Mollies; each book teaches valuable life lessons. In 2019, we will be releasing the 12th book in the series! 

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Event Sponsors

Win Sponsor

Place Sponsor

Show Sponsor

Race Sponsor

Winner's Circle

Ice Luge Sponsor

Lucky Ducky Dive

The 2nd & 7 Foundation Partners


Select Package

HORSES - $125.00 - SOLD OUT
  • **10 Grand Prize Horses will be available to purchase AT The Derby!**
  • Name one (1) horse in one (1) race
  • As a Horse Owner, you receive a prize entry ticket if your horse comes in 1st place in its race. 
  • Your purchase of 2 horses pays for books for an entire class of kids!

  • Company logo in program next to 1 of 12 races
  • Recognition at the event during the above sponsored race
  • 2 tickets to The Derby
  • Your purchase will help fund books for an entire school!

  • 1/4 Page Advertising (business card size) in The Derby program
  • Your purchase allows The 2nd & 7 Foundation to pay for books for an entire class of kids!

TICKETS - $75.00
  • Ticket to Main Event
  • One (1) free Derby Drink
  • Hors d’oeuvres


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405 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215


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