3rd Annual Derby Days Belmont Stakes Party


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Diane Kanell and Dr. Daniel R. Kanell Diane Kanell and Dr. Daniel R. Kanell

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At the Crockett Foundation’s 3rd annual Derby Days Belmont Stakes Party, more than 200 “Derby-​worthy" guests watched a Triple Crown victory while raising nearly $40,000 for South Florida youth to reach the goal of literacy.

The ​event took place at Sport of Kings in Gulfstream Park​ where guests enjoyed entertainment, live music, celebrity guests, and “Best Dressed” and “Best Hat” contests. Raffle items included weekend getaways, restaurant dining, gift baskets, Miami Heat and Miami Marlins tickets and VIP concert tickets.​ VIP guests included retired NBA player Eddie Jones, former NFL players Henri and Zach Crockett, Duane Starks, Cornelius Bennett and former NFL quarterback and current ESPN analyst Danny Kanell.

Dr. Daniel R. Kanell, medical director of sports medicine and an orthopedic surgeon on staff at Broward Health Medical Center and Broward Health Imperial Point, was honored at the event with the Inspiration Award.

Proceeds will benefit the ​Crockett​ Foundation’s “School is Cool” program, which focuses on improving literacy among middle school students. The Crockett Foundation is led by Henri Crockett, a native of Pompano Beach and former NFL player with the Atlanta Falcons and Minnesota Vikings​, and his brother Zack Crockett, a retired NFL player and current scout for the Oakland Raiders. ​

Photos by Darryl Nobles


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