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The ACTEC Foundation Run for The Spring Derby Update II

Jun 10, 2020 | News

Jockey Melissa Willms, riding Overwillms’d, takes the inaugural ACTEC Foundation Derby Mint Julep Cup reaching her donation GOAL and bragging rights for the year! Be sure to congratulate Melissa if you see her in Zoom meetings during ACTEC’s 2020 Virtual Summer meeting. But she’s not done…oh no. Melissa and Overwillms’d are taking a victory lap around the track. Melissa is throwing her cowboy hat in the air, showing the other jockeys how to celebrate a win! Keep supporting Melissa with your donations as she makes her second run around the track! And, continue to support the other riders in reaching their donation goals.

Hot on the hunt for second place is jockey Henry Gissel on the aptly-named Persistence! Is he going to take second place? Your donations will tell the tale. Donate now to help Henry and Persistence charge over the line to claim a historic second place!

Challenging Henry for that second-place victory is Chris Hunt on Riding It Out! You know what to do if you want to put Chris in second place – donate to help Riding It Out overtake Persistence! On Riding It Out’s tail is Thunder Road, ridden by Jim Maddox. All you Clemson fans – this is your chance to support your school! Jim’s silks are orange, purple and white to tell you how much his heart is with his native North Carolina. Break out your donations to support Clemson!

Jeff Thede is pushing his horse Uncle Phil to ride harder! The Foundation’s President is committed to see this race through and meet his goal – help him get there!

Kathy Sherby on Keeps on Giving and John Rogers on Hope Springs Eternal are bringing up the rear. They REALLY need your support to make it to the finish line! Maybe your donation can be the one that bumps Kathy or John into contention? You can cheer them on with your donation!

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