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SECOND ANNUAL KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY SOLD OUT!

On May 7, 2016, Crossroads Springs Africa, Inc. (CSA) hosted their second, annual "Off to the Races" Kentucky Derby Party. At Churchill Downs that day, the 142nd Run for the Roses took place. The CSA Kentucky Derby Party, “Off to the Races,” took place at the Main House in Knox Farm State Park. The Kentucky Derby was broadcast live on big screen TV’s. Guests enjoyed a live Bluegrass Band, mint-juleps, an open wine and beer bar, as well as a delectable menu provided by the Roycroft Inn and Pick a Pony and Best Hat Contests. Ask anyone who came this year. It was a blast! Please look at the pictures from the event. And mark your calendars for May 6, 2017 for another incredible "Off to the Races" event which will take place at the Main House in Knox Farm State Park.

We would like to thank Computer Staffing Solutions, Ernst and Young, Flexion, Tim Hortons, Hodgson Russ LLP, Mentholatum and West Herr Automotive Group for their sponsorships of the event. We are grateful to all of the Derby Commitee Members and to all of the volunteers who helped us. Lastly, we are grateful to all of the attendees who helped support our mission by purchasing tickets.

 

CROSSROADS SPRINGS AFRICA, OFF TO HIGH SCHOOL!

See the excitement and joy on the faces of our Crossroads Springs Africa students, gathering the supplies they are required to bring when they enroll in Form 1, their first year of high school! Eager to learn and pursue their dreams, they began their studies in February, with heartfelt thanks to their CSA sponsors for making it possible, through funding for room, board, tuition, uniforms, and exam fees.

In the photo you can see shoeboxes and students holding up other needed items. Here’s a list of needs that special donations to the CSA Scholarship Program will provide:

  • Textbooks
  • Set books (required reading)
  • Shoes (needed for Form 1 and Form 3)
  • Scientific Calculator (needed by Form 2 and Form 3)
  • Geometric Set and Math Tables (needed by Form1)
  • Field Trip Fees (needed once per year)
  • Sanitary Pads
  • Mosquito Bed Net
  • CSA Mentoring/Life Skills Workshop
  • Physical Education Kit

You can motivate your school, church or community group to help provide these things! A middle school in Washington state raised fund for shoes for everyone in 2010! A high school student speaking in Western New York as “Young Philanthropist of the Year,” told about the vulnerable children in Kenya, saying,“ I’d walk miles in with them in their shoes….if they had shoes!” On the spot, audience members came forth with generous checks to help her buy shoes!