13th Annual Friends For Michael 5K Run/Walk and Wheel

Click here to see the 2009 Results page!

13th Annual Friends For Michael 5K Run/Walk and Wheel. USATF KY Association 5k Series (second leg of three races where cash prizes are distributed to USATF qualifying members.) Medals & Trophies are awarded to all winners in each age group.


Again the West Louisville Appreciation, Friends for Michael and Black Cat Chase will be a part of the Kentucky Association (of USA Track and Field) 5k Running Series for Open and Master athletes.

Men & Women who wish to participate and be eligible for prizes in the Kentucky Association 5k Running Series for Open and Masters Women must be members of THE KENTUCKY ASSOCIATION of USATF (USA Track & Field) prior to the race. Runners seeking to become members may do so on line at (http://www NULL.usatf

September 26, 2009 5k LDR Association Series Event

(12th Friends for Michael 5k Run- New Castle, KY)

Henry County High School New Castle, KY

$20 per person ($15 per person before 9/20/08)

Race Contact: Kelley Woods (502)532-7979 – Cell: (502)706-0065

USATF Kentucky Association Series Prize Money:
KY Association Open Men- 1st $150, 2nd $75, 3rd $25
KY Association Master Men- 1st $75, 2nd $50 3rd $25
KY Association Open Women- 1st $150, 2nd $75, 3rd $25
KY Association Master Women- 1st $75, 2nd $50 3rd $25
USATF Event Total $800

Visit the KENTUCKY ASSOCIATION USA TRACK AND FIELD (http://kentucky NULL.usatf website.

Click here to see the 2009 Results page!

Pictures from Last Year

8th Annual Disability Day at Kentucky Speedway

Disability Days at Kentucky Speedway with the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation

It’s that time again and YOU AND YOUR GROUP ARE INVITED!!   The Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation ( (http://www NULL.samschmidt holds a day at the track event at speedways around the country.  And once again, The Kentucky Speedway has graciously agreed to help sponsor our Day at the Races event this year!

The whole day is amazingly fun-filled! AND IT’S ALL FREE!

The Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation invites patients in VA Hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals and Shriners Hospitals along with organizations whose members are paralyzed to enjoy a very special day at the speedway.  We provide everyone with resource materials and gifts, infield parking is provided as well as special passes enabling the participants to tour the garage and pit areas and meet with IRL drivers, an opportunity available to few individuals.  Additionally, free lunch is provided in the hospitality tent of Andretti Green Racing and the event’s title sponsor, United Medical Providers, Inc., hands out free t-shirts, hats, bags, and other fun IndyCar series goodies.

The 8th Annual Disability Day at Kentucky Speedway sponsored by Friends For Michael and Sam Schmidt  Paralysis Foundation.  This event is for SCI Survivors and  family to go behind the scenes of Indy Racing. Contact Cindy Norton (502) 396-3214 if you are interested in attending this event!

For more information: (http://www NULL.samschmidt

Smith-Berry Winery Dinner and Concert

Friends for Michael
invites you to join us at

Smith-Berry Winery

July 11, 2009

Outdoor dinner buffet and concert


The Jimmy Davis Band

Dinner served 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Band performs 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

See the plans for the handicap accessible playground in the
Henry County Recreational Park

$19.95 plus tax in advance; $25.00 plus tax at the door;
Smith-Berry wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.

Reservations strongly suggested
Call 1-888-845-7091

Smith-Berry Winery accepts checks or Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards.
There are no refunds and no cancellations.

The Jimmy Davis Band plays funk infused rock music – great dance music!
Be sure to bring a chair or blanket for sitting on the ground.

For directions and more information about the Winery go to (http://www NULL.smithberrywinery
855 Drennon Road (Hwy. 202)
New Castle, KY 40050


2nd Annual “A Legacy Continues” Dinner/Auction

2nd Annual “A Legacy Continues” Dinner/Auction

$100 per person

6:30 – 7:30 pm Cocktails & Silent Auction
7:35 pm Dinner Buffet
8:45 pm Live Auction
9:10 pm Check out begins

Reservations accepted until May 15, 2009 (we accept Cash/Check/MC/VISA)
Call  (502)532-7979 – Cell: (502)706-0065

Hope to see you there!! Feel free to pass this invitation along to your friends and family!

Auction Items!

* We will update this list soon…

Sponsor Information:

$250 Bronze Sponsor includes 2 tickets to dinner
$500 Silver Sponsor Includes 4 tickets to dinner
$1000 Gold Sponsor includes 8 ticket to dinner
$2500 Platinum Sponsor includes 20 tickets to dinner
$5000 Presenting Sponsor includes 40 ticket to dinner


10th Annual Racing to Recovery Gala hosted by the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation

sspf_printer-friendlyFriends For Michael travels to Indy for the annual  Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation Indy 500 Racing to Recovery  Dinner.

Note: Gala date changed to Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The 10th Annual Racing to Recovery Gala hosted by the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation will be held at the Ritz Charles in Carmel, Indiana on Wednesday May 13, 2009.  (Note date change from previous posting.)

The annual gala celebrates the achievements of the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to funding scientific research, medical treatment, rehabilitation and technological advances to help those who have been afflicted with chronic and acute paralysis, as well as other neurological disorders such as ALS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.  The gala is the largest annual event the Foundation holds.  With 2009 marking its 10th year, the upcoming Gala is expected to be very special. Read more