The Queen’s Cup is like no other sporting and social event in the Charlotte region. A Saturday afternoon in the country each spring is greeted with great anticipation. Thousands come to see some of the most athletic thoroughbreds compete at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour. The jockeys, dressed in bright colored silks, push their sleek steeds to clear four and a half foot jumps over a two and a quarter to as much as three mile rolling turf course. The prestige of over $100,000 in purse money to the winning owners and the opportunity to bask in the glory of the winner’s circle is what it’s all about from the horse’s connections.
The Alzheimer’s Association of Western Carolina is honored to be named this year’s featured charity partner of the 20th Annual Queen's Cup Steeplechase. This much anticipated spring event will be held on Saturday, April 25th at the grounds of Brooklandwood Racecourse in Mineral Springs, NC. Our chapter is delighted to be working closely with the Queen’s Cup Steeplechase team to make 2015 a fundraising success through sponsorship, hospitality, and the registration of more than 100 Alzheimer’s Association volunteers.
We hope you will grab a friend or family member and join our staff in spending a wonderful afternoon in the beautiful Piedmont countryside as one of the many volunteers who will play an important role in this historic event. Fun and exciting volunteer shifts are available throughout the day. You are invited to enjoy the day before or after your scheduled shift.