THE IROQUOIS STEEPLECHASE DONATES PROCEEDS TO MONROE CARELL JR. CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AT VANDERBILT AND FRIENDS OF WARNER PARKS
A donation of $135,000 of the proceeds from the 2021 Iroquois Steeplechase
NASHVILLE, Tenn. –The Iroquois Steeplechase presented Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt with a donation of $115,000 on behalf of the proceeds of the 2021 race meet at Percy Warner Park. Nearly $11 million has been donated to Children’s Hospital over a 40-year partnership.
“The strong relationship between Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and the Iroquois Steeplechase has spanned over four decades and improved the lives of countless children and families in our community over the years,” said Meg Rush, MD, MMHC, President of Children’s Hospital. “We are so grateful for Steeplechase’s steadfast commitment to ensuring all children have access to the highly specialized care they need from the place they trust.”
Throughout the years, the Iroquois Steeplechase has also supported Children’s Hospital’s community-based preventative health education and wellness programs. These programs targeted leading health issues affecting children such as obesity, early childhood development, school health and safety.
Additionally, The Friends of Warner Parks, which assists in the preservation of the Percy Warner Park grounds, received a $20,000 donation from Iroquois Steeplechase. All improvements to the Iroquois Steeplechase grounds are paid for by the foundation from race proceeds. That maintenance provides year-round benefits and enhancements for the Equestrian Center at Percy Warner Park.
“Iroquois Steeplechase is proud to contribute to the future of Children’s Hospital and Friends of Warner Parks,” said Dwight Hall, Chairman of the Iroquois Steeplechase Race Committee. “The development and expansion of Children’s Hospital fuels us to put on a great event.” Tickets for the 2022 Steeplechase will be on sale soon, at www.iroquoissteeplechase.org.
About The Iroquois Steeplechase
The Iroquois Steeplechase is an iconic sporting event that has been Nashville’s rite of spring since 1941. Held the second Saturday of each May at Percy Warner Park, the annual event attracts more than 25,000 spectators and is Music City’s celebration of time-honored traditions, Tennessee hospitality and southern fashions. The event also supports several philanthropic causes and has donated nearly $11 million to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt since 1981. To learn more about Steeplechase, visit www.iroquoissteeplechase.org.
About Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is one of the nation’s leading children’s hospitals, treating and helping to prevent a full range of pediatric health issues from colds and broken bones to complex heart diseases and cancer. Achieving 10 out of 10 nationally ranked pediatric specialties in 2021, Children’s Hospital was again named among the nation’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” for the 15th consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, Children’s Hospital earned the distinction as the No. 1 pediatric hospital in Tennessee, and in a new regional ranking, sharing first place in the Southeast Region.
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a nonprofit organization, opened in 2004, expanded its physical space in 2012, and recently added four new floors encompassing 160,000 total sq. ft. The new expansion helps to advance the size and scope of the hospital’s mission. For more about Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt: ChildrensHospitalVanderbilt.org