On Saturday, Aug. 11 and Sunday, Aug. 12, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and Fortville-based Kammy’s Kause will team up to host the largest 4p- Support fundraiser in the world featuring a two-day music festival, high-end silent auction, 125-mile escorted motorcycle ride, food trucks, live harness racing, family activities, kid zone, and more. Kammy’s Kause, now in its 15th year, has raised nearly $400,000 for 4p- (also known as Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome). Tickets for this year’s Kammy’s Kause, presented by FoxGardin, are on sale now via Ticketmaster and proceeds will directly benefit the 501(c)(3) 4p- Support Group.
Kammy’s Kause was founded by Jared Hiner, whose daughter Kamdyn was diagnosed with 4p- over 16 years ago. Following her diagnosis, Hiner joined the 4p- Support group. He immediately recognized they were in serious need of funding after learning their annual income was only $800. Hiner then organized the first-ever Kammy’s Kause and raised $1,000. What started as an afternoon with five local bands turned into what it is today, with hundreds of thousands of dollars going directly to 4p- Support.
The 15th annual Kammy’s Kause will take place on Hoosier Park’s biggest racing weekend of the year, featuring the 25th anniversary of the $300,000 Dan Patch Stakes on Friday, Aug. 10. Kammy’s Kause will kick off on Saturday, Aug. 11 with Charity Chariots at 3 p.m. Guests will have an opportunity to ride in a double-seated jog cart with a real race horse and experienced driver for a $20 donation to Kammy’s Kause. Live racing will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the Kammy’s Kause Music Festival will kick off at 9 p.m.
The outdoor music festival, featuring The Fighting Jamesons and 21 local bands, will continue into Sunday, Aug. 12 kicking off with activities at 11 a.m. and all-day performances from 12 pm – 10 p.m. The music lineup includes popular local bands like Cliff Ritchey w/ Josh Kaufman, The Rob Dixon Quartet, Keller & Cole, Breakdown Kings, Audiodacity, Corey Cox, Twin Cats, Jenn Cristy, J. Elliott and many more!
A high-end silent auction will coincide with the music festival with items like a gas boulder fire pit donated by FireBoulder, a Saffire ceramic grill and smoker donated by Family Leisure, dinner at FoxGardin and more.
“Kammy’s Kause is beyond excited to team up with Hoosier Park Racing & Casino for our 15th annual event. We have been working 14 years to achieve this milestone and are looking forward to this new partnership,” said Hiner. “The team at Hoosier Park has exceeded all our expectations and has treated us with so much kindness and compassion. We can’t thank them enough for their generosity and we cannot wait to make this year’s Kammy’s Kause the best one yet.”
Outdoor food vendors will be on-site for both days of the festival, including Hoosier Park’s VooDoo BBQ & Grill, presenting sponsor FoxGardin, Dal Forno Wood-Fired Pizza, and Sweet Shack.
Ride for the Kause, the 125-mile escorted motorcycle ride benefitting 4p- Support, will take place on Sunday, Aug. 12. The ride and festivities will begin at 9 a.m. in Fortville and will continue on for 125 miles. The trip will come to completion at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino during the Kammy’s Kause music festival.
4p- is an extremely rare chromosome disorder which causes mild to severe mental and physical handicaps, organ failure, oral defensiveness, and developmental delays. Early intervention such as physical, occupational, and speech therapy have proven to be vital in the development of children with 4p-. There have been 600+ cases reported since its discovery in the 1960s, thirteen of which are known in Indiana, and one of which is Hiner’s daughter. With so few 4p- children and the lack of funding, new research and information is limited. 4p- is one of the 6,000-8,000 rare diseases that affect as many as 30 million people worldwide, 50% of which are children. While Kammy’s Kause directly supports the 4p- Support Group, the hope is to increase awareness about rare diseases in general.
More information about Kammy’s Kause and Ride for the Kause is available at www.kammyskause.org. A complete lineup for the Kammy’s Kause music festival will soon be available at www.HoosierPark.com.
About Hoosier Park Racing & Casino: Hoosier Park Racing & Casino holds multiple awards for customer service, entertainment, gaming, dining, and team member culture. Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, a fully-integrated gaming and racing facility, features 2,000 of the latest slots and electronic table games and a 7/8 mile oval horse track offering live harness racing each year. Simulcast wagering is offered year-round at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, the Winner’s Circle Pub, Grille & OTB in Downtown Indianapolis and Winner’s Circle OTB & VooDoo BBQ & Grill in New Haven/Fort Wayne, Ind. For more information on upcoming entertainment and promotions at Hoosier Park visit www.hoosierpark.com.
About Kammy’s Kause: Kammy’s Kause, founded in 2004, is the largest fundraiser in the United States for the 4p- Support Group, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. More information is available at www.kammyskause.org
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