Our Kansas City area has a history of champions: The Royals. The Chiefs. Sporting KC. Tom Watson. Lawrin.
Lawrin won the Kentucky Derby in 1938. The only Kansas-bred winner ever.
He was ridden by the legendary jockey Eddie Arcaro -- his first of five Derby wins.
Lawrin is buried in Prairie Village.
But, the great horse is still making winners of Kansas Citians.
This time around, Kansas City kids.
A Derby watch party is coming out of the chute at No Other Pub in the P&L this Saturday.
Two wonderful organizations , Boys Hope Girls Hope and the Supporting Kids Foundation will benefit to the tune of about 40 thousand dollars.
And, as is the case with any sports star, Lawrin will be featured on his own T-Shirt designed by The Kansas City Clothing Co.
Fifty percent of the price of every shirt will go to the charities.
Saturday’s party is sold-out but the Lawrin-1938 shirts are still available.
So, grab your mint julep, put on your fanciest hat, don the Lawrin T-shirt and enjoy the most exciting two minutes in sports while helping KC kids win the race called life .