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The Derby

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March 9, 2018 - 6:30 PM

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

The event will be held at:
EXPRESS LIVE! (Formerly The LC)
405 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215
Map & Directions

Cocktail Derby Attire Requested

View 2017 Photos!

We extend our sincere gratitude for your support of our Derby-themed event. Whether through your ticket sales, sponsorships, or participation in the races that evening, you helped raise funds to provide books to children who need them the most in our community.

Check out photos from our 2017 event!

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The 2nd & 7 Foundation

The 2nd & 7 Foundation Reading Program

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.

The 2nd & 7 Foundation was founded in 1999 by three former OSU football players – Luke Fickell, Ryan Miller and Mike Vrabel - who wanted to continue to give back to their community. Since 1999, The 2nd & 7 Foundation has given away over 100,000 books to kids in need all across the country.

Tackling Illiteracy: The 'Tackling Illiteracy' reading program began in central Ohio and is now being implemented in communities all over the nation. As a part of this program, college or high school student-athletes visit 2nd graders in local elementary schools to read to them, talk about the importance of their education and give every child a free book to take home. The focus is on schools with high populations of students on free or reduced lunch plans or communities that need it the most. A donation of just $25 allows us to ship 120 books to a school anywhere in the country.

For more, visit:

The 2nd & 7 Foundation Partners

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There are many opportunities for your company to get involved as a corporate sponsor. Please contact our office at 614.825.0602 or email Amy at for details.

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Tickets are no longer available for purchase!
See you on Friday, March 9, 2018!


EXPRESS LIVE! (Formerly The LC)
405 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215

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