Calder Casino & Race Course will host its inaugural Calder Media Foot Race for Charity, a 100-yard dash from the starting gate to the Calder finish wire, as part of the track’s annual “Florida’s Biggest Kentucky Derby Day Party” to be held Saturday, May 5.
A full field of 12 media celebrities representing south Florida print, television, and radio is scheduled to compete in the race, with each celebrity running on behalf of a chosen charity, to which Calder will make a $2,500 donation.
Scheduled participants in post position order (with media outlet and charity represented):
1. Nick Sortal (South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Sun-Sentinel Children’s Fund)
2. Tanto Irie (WHQT Hot 105 FM, Smiley’s Voice Foundation, Inc.)
3. Javier Romero (WAMR 107.5 FM Amor, St. Jude Children’s Hospital)
4. Shannon Hori (WFOR CBS-4, Neighbors 4 Neighbors)
5. Steve “Goldie” Goldstein (WQAM Sports Radio 560 AM, Goldie’s Gang)
6. Shiri Spear (WTVJ NBC-6, Make-A-Wish South Florida)
7. Diana Diaz (WSVN FOX-7, Touching Miami With Love)
8. Vance Phillips (WXMJ Majic 102.7 FM, Majic Children’s Fund)
9. Jeff Martin (WLYF 101.5 Lite FM, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation)
10. Jason Martinez (WPLG ABC-10, Scleroderma Foundation)
11. Rich Minaya (WIOD 610 AM, Salvation Army)
12. Julie Guy (WFLC 97.3 FM The Coast, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation)
The Calder Media Foot Race for Charity will take place at approximately 2:25 p.m. with check presentations to all participating media celebrities to take place in the winner’s circle shortly before the race. A trophy presentation will be made to the winner.
Post time for the first live thoroughbred race at Calder is 12:55 p.m. The 138th running of the Kentucky Derby, simulcast from Churchill Downs, is scheduled for approximately 6:24 p.m.