By Kathy L. Collins

 

The Outreach Clinic will host its Fourth Annual Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 2 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at The Regent located at 6437 Watson Rd. in Riverview. Tickets are $75 per person. Attendees get a signature Mint Julep, entertainment, premium food samplings and an open bar. All proceeds will benefit the Outreach Clinic, the area’s only clinic providing free health care to the low income uninsured.

 

The Outreach Clinic’s Fourth Annual Kentucky Derby Party is a fun and exciting event. Attendees will view a live stream of the race on a 24 ft. screen. Food samplings will come from over 17 of the area’s most popular restaurants including Brocato’s, California Pizza Company, Ciccio’s, EATS American Grill, La Septima, O’Brien’s and more.

 

No Kentucky Derby party is complete without fancy hats. Guests will don their finest in an attempt to win the Most Beautiful Hat Contest, the Most Creative Ladies’ Hat Contest or the Most Dapper Gentleman Contest.

 

In addition to the food, race and Mint Juleps, there will be a silent auction featuring great items such as Disney tickets, Southwest Airline tickets and gift certificates to restaurants. There will also be a Derby Horse Contest, a Derby Trivia Contest, a Derby themed Corn Hole Contest and a photo booth. Pinot’s Palette will be there helping guests paint a beautiful painting throughout the evening.

 

For over 25 years, the Outreach Clinic has been providing free medical care to uninsured residents of Hillsborough County. The name of the clinic has been changed to reflect the fact that anyone in Hillsborough County who qualifies (income level) can receive medical care.

 

Executive Director of the Outreach Clinic Debbie Meegan said, “Last year we provided over two million dollars in health care services for the low income, uninsured. In spite of all the successful enrollments in the Affordable Care Act, there are still thousands of uninsured individuals living in our communities who are falling through the cracks of the system. Many of them have diseases that, if left untreated, would require costly hospitalization. We are thankful to have wonderful volunteers who dedicate their time to saving lives and generous donors who are willing to support us financially.”

 

The Outreach Clinic was honored this year by being named the 2015 Non-Profit of the Year by the Community Roundtable. The clinic is located at 517 N. Parsons Ave. in Brandon. For more information, call 654-1388 or visit www.brandonoutreachclinic.com.