LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 30, 2020) – The Keeneland Concours d’Elegance show of high end classic and sports cars is coming to UK HealthCare in the form of a parade intended to honor front-line workers and deliver a $25,000 donation to Kentucky Children’s Hospital in Lexington.
The parade was organized by Tom and Connie Jones, who have hosted the Keeneland Concours d’Elegance car show for 16 years as a fundraiser to benefit Kentucky Children’s Hospital, according to a news release from UK public relations and communications. The event was cancelled this year due to COVID-19, but the Joneses wanted to continue their support.
At 10:20 a.m., Friday, May 1, approximately 20 cars such as Maseratis, Corvettes and luxury classic cars will gather at the staging area at 2343 Paragon Center in Lexington at 9:30 a.m. The parade will leave the staging site at 10 a.m. and will drive past the pediatric clinic at Kentucky Clinic South, UK Good Samaritan Hospital and the UK HealthCare Pediatric Clinic at Maxwell Street before arriving in the front circle at UK Chandler Hospital Pavilion A on South Limestone to deliver a $25,000 check to Dr. Mark Newman, UK executive vice president for health affairs, and Dr. Scottie Day, physician-in-chief at Kentucky Children’s Hospital. Tom and Connie Jones will present the donation.
Anyone planning to try to view the parade is urged to use social distancing if they come on or near the campuses of the facilities.
For 16 years, the Keeneland Concours d’Elegance has entertained car enthusiasts with a judged show of antique and future classic cars. The annual event, usually held in July on the grounds of Keeneland Race Course west of Lexington, has raised more than $700,000 for Kentucky Children’s Hospital.