Breeders’ Cup Donates Gloves, Masks To COVID-19 Front Lines In Kentucky

The Breeders’ Cup has responded to a call from Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear for assistance in getting necessary supplies to those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In his daily addresses updating Kentuckians on the coronavirus fight, Beshear has echoed the struggle of leaders in other states that personal protective equipment (PPE) like gloves and masks are in short supply, putting doctors and nurses at risk. Beshear said he has fought to purchase the equipment and private companies have begun producing masks and face shields to help fill the gap, but he has also requested individuals donate whatever materials they may have.

On Wednesday, Breeders’ Cup representatives searched its warehouse and loaded up 500 shoe covers, 4,500 gloves, 2,000 hair covers, 500 masks and 1,200 Tyvek suits for donation to medical professionals.

 

Earlier today, our own @ddelgado64 and @ejm103 from the home office in Lexington, KY visited the BC warehouse to sort & donate 500 shoe covers, 4500 gloves, 2000 hair covers, 500 masks and 1200 tyvek suits toward the Covid-19 efforts! #HealthyatHome #TeamKentucky #TogetherKY pic.twitter.com/C7oATBHH7p

— Breeders’ Cup (@BreedersCup) April 15, 2020

The Breeders’ Cup joins several local veterinary clinics and the University of Kentucky’s Gluck Equine Research Center in its donation of equipment.

According to The Blood-Horse, the organization also donated $25,000 to the Race Track Chaplaincy of America for allocation to backstretch communities facing economic uncertainty amid numerous racing cancellations.

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