Boone Center to Host Derby After Dark Gala

Proceeds to benefit non-profits’ employment facilities, programs for adults with disabilities

Boone Center, Inc. (BCI)—a nonprofit that improves the lives of adults
with disabilities through employment opportunities—invites the community to attend its Derby After
Dark Gala and Auction on Saturday, May 6. The event will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. at Ameristar Casino
Resort Spa in St. Charles, Mo.

“We’re excited to combine the excitement of the Kentucky Derby with support for our mission,” said BCI
Development Director Kristin Williams. “Add to that the chance to honor long-time employee Kathy
Cummings with our Loving Hands Award as well as our amazing partners Reckitt and Cambridge Air
Solutions with our Customer and Employment Partner of the Year Awards, respectively, it’s sure to be a
great night!”

Tickets are $150 at and will include open bar, dinner,
live music, dancing, best-dressed contests, live stream of the race, silent auction and more. All proceeds
will support the creation of 48 new jobs under BCI’s organizational employment program.
For sponsorship opportunities and other ways to support BCI’s mission, email

Founded in 1959, BCI inspires and supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities,
challenging personal growth and development through a continuum of innovative employment
opportunities. Headquartered at 200 Trade Center Dr. W in St. Peters, Mo., BCI currently employs more
than 230 adults with disabilities under its organizational employment program and serves dozens more
with employment services, vocational training, and follow-along services under its competitive
employment program and Skills Center. For more information, call (636) 978-4300 or visit

The Derby After Dark Gala and Auction, one of BCI’s signature events, combines all the fun of the
Kentucky Derby with supporting innovative employment opportunities for people with intellectual and
development disabilities. The gala will be held Saturday, May 6 at Ameristar St. Charles Casino Resort

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