7th Annual FFM Day at Churchill Downs

Gates open 11:30 a.m. First race 12:40 P.M.

Costs:$40 per person
(includes Gate admission, Sky Terrace seating, Buffet lunch w/ tea & water, door prize drawings, and a FUN DAY AT THE RACES!!

Friends For Michael, Inc. sponsors one of the races and will be in the winner’s circle for trophy presentation to the winning jockey, trainer and/or owner! YOU may get a chance to join us there!!!!

They are going to do the food differently this year… There will be a meal from 11:30 – 1:30 (approx times)
then they will have out veggie trays and desserts later in the afternoon for snacking… we will have food available most all day!

HOPE TO SEE YOU IN THE WINNERS CIRCLE!!! This is always a fun day!!

Questions? Call Pat: 845-0806, 845-4839 or Cindy at 532-7071 or 396-3214

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7th Annual FFM Day at Churchill Downs - Winner Circle

Along with the owners, trainers and winning jockey, joining Friends For Michael in the winners cirlce was Former University of Louisville Basketball Coach Denny Crum, Cindy Norton, President of Friends For Michael, Vicky Reed, Karen, Wanda Cundiff, Phil Berry, Bethany Adams, Brandi Cole, George O'Bryan, Dr. Stephen Onifer, University of KY Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center, and Erin, University of Louisville Development Office.

12th Annual FFM 5K Run/Walk & Wheel

Overall 5k Run – Top 10
# Runner Name Age School Time
1 640 Duvisson, John* 31 Unattached 17:29.29
2 641 Schneider, Jim* 46 Unattached 18:22.63
3 237 Long, David* 54 Unattached 18:36.70
4 669 Lawhorn, David* 41 Unattached 18:53.22
5 238 LeGrand, Larry* 55 Unattached 19:34.61
6 642 Drawbaugh, Ricky* 28 Unattached 20:25.85
7 239 Lawhorn, Robin* 37 Unattached 20:32.82
8 1000 Troutman, Michael 13 Unattached 21:21.54
9 714 Hernandez, Trey 16 Unattached 21:33.72
10 644 Ellis, Randy 51 Unattached 21:38.53

Click Here to see all the 2008 Results


This year, 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

Please note that this year we are NOT doing a 1 Mile race.

September 27, 2008 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: Cindy Norton- 502-532-7071

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.

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2007 FFM 5k Run/Walk & Wheel

Pictures by Ricky Holcomb (http://www NULL.rickyholcomb NULL.smugmug

8th Annual FFM Golf Scramble



The Friends For Michael Golf Scramble & Auction
Featuring Hall of Fame Coach Denny Crum, Honorary Chairman.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008
(Rain date Wednesday, September 17, 2007)

Henry County Recreational Corp.  New Castle, KY  (502) 845-2375

Registration 7:15 AM (EST) – SHOTGUN START:  8 AM (EST)

FEES: $60 per player/$240 per team – includes green fees, cart rental, soft drinks & water on the course, lunch and door prizes.

(bring your own team or be placed on a team)

144 player limit strictly enforced, so return your entry early!!

MULLIGANS sold at check in for $5 (limit one per golfer).

GENERAL RAFFLE TICKETS are sold for $1 each or 6 for $5;

Auction Items

  • 1 week time share Condo Get-A-Way. You pick the location, available locations include… Acapulco, Mexico (http://www NULL.rci Beach, Florida (http://www NULL.rci Springs Village, Arkansas (http://www NULL.rci Vegas, Nevada (http://www NULL.rci Must be used by January 31, 2009, value is $1858! Bidding starts at $600.
  • 2009 VIP Indy/Indy Lights Race Package at Kentucky Speedway (see flier)
  • Mayan Palace Acapulco

    Mayan Palace Acapulco

  • 10 Person Custom Built Poker Table
  • Autographed Michael Bush memorabilia
  • Autographed UofK memorabilia
  • Autographed UofL memorabilia
  • Autographed Ken Griffey, Jr. memorabilia
  • Autographed 1998 UK Championship Basketball
  • Autographed & Framed Greg Norman Print
  • Autographed Fuzzy Zoeller Golf Bag
  • Autographed Billy G Basketball
  • Autographed & Framed Country Music Artists Memorabilia
  • Autographed Rich Brooks Football
  • UofK & UofL Tickets
  • Louisville Slugger Items
  • Various Restaurant Gift Certificates
  • Humidor & Cigars
  • 10 Person Custom Built Poker Table

    10 Person Poker Table for Auction

  • Michele Salon & Spa
  • Proformance Fitness Package
  • Brown Forman Liquor
  • Golf Shirts, Golf Bags, Putter & Various Golf Courses
  • more to come……

Our annual celebrity appearances include…
Denny Crum, Kenny Walker, Jeff Sheppard, Darrell Griffith, Bobby Perry, Mike Pratt, Matt Jones & More

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7th 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!

Please see the attached flyer for more info on the Annual Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation’s Day at the Races Kentucky Speedway event scheduled on Friday, August 8th. The whole day is amazingly fun-filled! AND IT’S ALL FREE!

Basically SSPF 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 7th 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 if you are interested in attending this event!

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1st Annual “A Legacy Continues” Dinner/Auction

Friends For Michael, Inc. Spinal Cord Injury Org. First Annual “A Legacy Continues” with Tony Cruise (84 WHAS Morning Crew)

June 5th 2008 6 – 10 pm
Hurstbourne Country Club – Louisville, KY
$100 per person

6 – 7:30 pm Cocktails & Silent Auction
7:35 pm Dinner Buffet
8:45 pm Live Auction (just a few items for this)
9:10 pm Check out begins approximately

Reservations accepted until May 15, 2008 (we accept Cash/Check/MC/VISA)
Call 502-396-3214 or ! PLEASE CALL TODAY!!

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

Just a few of the other items available!

* Four (4) Indy 500 Tickets (May 25, 2008)
* Week in Myrtle Beach (Barefoot Resort)
* Gary Player Print /framed & autographed by Gary, Jack Nicklaus & Arnold Palmer
* Daryl Benningfield – Autographed/framed My Big Blue Heaven print
* Autographed/framed Pat Day Print
* Autographed Rich Brooks football
* Week in Denny Crum’s 5 BR home on Henry’s Lake in Island Park, ID (15 mi. outside of Yellowstone National Park… Denny says it’s excellent fly fishing!)
* Denny Crum – Movie, Popcorn and dessert for 6 people in Denny’s home theatre
* Darrell Griffith – night out to dinner with Darrell
* Fall Getaway Weekend at Barren River
* Jimmie Johnson Autographed Item
* Tennessee Titans Autographed Football
* Indianapolis Colts Autographed Football
* Caesar’s in Indiana – overnight package w/ dinner for 2 at The Legends and 2 Buffets
* Big South Fork Scenic Railway – 2 Round Trip Tickets
* UofL vs. Cincinnati Football Tickets & Duffle Bag
* Cincinnati Reds – (2 sets) 4 Game Tickets
* Ashley Furniture Store – $200 Gift Card
* Brown Forman – Churchill Downs Suite on 5th floor for Sat. June 21, 2008
* Tempurpedic Allura King Size Bed and Foundation ($3,199.00 value)
* Salon Michele 90 minute total body massage ($88 value)
* Shelby County Horse Show Package
* Numerous dining opportunities

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

Pictures by Ricky Holcomb (http://www NULL.rickyholcomb NULL.smugmug

Accessible Playground Groundbreaking

Friends For Michael Accessible Playground Groundbreaking Ceremony

Accessible PlaygroundGround Breaking Ceremony for the NEW “ALL ACCESSIBLE” PLAYGROUND being built in memory of Michael Brent by Friends for Michael.

April 17, 2008 – 9:00 AM at the NEW Henry County Recreational and Services Park New Castle, KY.

Please join us as we celebrate Michael’s life and accomplishments by honoring him with a playground Accessible to Children and Adults of ALL ABILITIES!