Hats and Hooves event raises $170,000


From Special Reports

The Kentucky Derby is known as the “most exciting two minutes in sports.”

That excitement also reaches Coweta County that very same day in the form of a major fundraising event for ELEVATE Coweta Students – Hats and Hooves. This year was no exception. 

Over 400 people attended the Kentucky Derby themed-event which took place at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum. And what a success it was, raising a record-high $170,000.

The Board of Directors, Staff and Volunteers would like to express their sincere appreciation for the support of ELEVATE Coweta Students and the generosity in making the annual Hats and Hooves event such a success. These last several years  have been challenging for Coweta County students for a variety of reasons. The ELEVATE staff continues to serve those who are most at risk of not promoting, dropping out or not graduating at Ruth Hill Elementary, Smokey Road Middle, East Coweta High and Newnan High.

This school year, ELEVATE Coweta Students has had over 1,000 student interactions per month and served over 300 students directly on case load. The commitment to the organization allows the staff to continue serving students in these schools, assist where needed in all schools, and grow the volunteer mentor program in all 32 schools.

To those who attended this year’s Hats and Hooves – “thank you.”  And if for some reason you were not able to attend, please circle the first Saturday of May 2023 to attend next year.

Here’s the link to all the photos of the 2022 event.

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