Where: The Hall at Senate's End
When: May 4, 2019
Welvista hosted its 4th annual Welvista Stakes fundraiser on May 19th at City Market in the Vista. This event raised over $190,000 to support both the prescription assistance program and pediatric dental program. Guests wore big hats and bow ties for this celebration and live viewing of the 143rd Preakness Stakes. The fun kicked off at 5PM with famous Black- Eyed Susan cocktails, live music, and a silent auction.
At 6:15PM sharp, a call to the races sounded and guests enjoyed a live viewing of the Preakness Stakes horse race as Justify completed his 2nd of 3 races towards the Triple Crown title. The fun did not end there though! There were prizes awarded for winning horse bets, best lady’s hat and most dapper male followed by a live auction featuring items like a fully loaded golf cart, private dinner at Glenwood Farm and a sunset cruise on Lake Murray to name a few! We cannot thank our committee members headed by chairwoman, Jan Jernigan, enough for all of their hard work and dedication making this year’s event such a success.
We would be remiss if we also did not give a warm thank you to our major Welvista Sponsors: Lexington Medical Center, The Smith Family, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Baker & Baker Foundation, Ben & Juanita Wright, Bignon Family Foundation and Mike & Judy Tighe. Without your compassion and generosity, we would not be able to continue our mission of health and wellness for all South Carolinians. We hope that you will all join us for our 5th Welvista Stakes as we celebrate the Kentucky Derby on May 4, 2019.