Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors  


Belmont Stakes Sponsors:  

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Kurt Ruehr, Executive Director of Leadership Portage County at

Preakness Sponsors:  ‚Äč

                    David & Janet Dix

Friday, February 2, 2022 from 6 to 11 pm at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center.

Celebrate Leadership Portage County with an evening of excitement at A Night at the Races. Enjoy fast-paced, fist-clenching, photo-finish filmed horse racing at its finest. Reconnect with classmates, make new connections and support Leadership Portage County.

The evening will include a buffet dinner, cash bar, exciting horse racing, DJ entertainment, auction race, 50/50 raffle and more!  Brag to your friends that you have the fastest steed! Purchase and name a horse to run in one of our races for $20. Don't delay! We have a limited number of horses to name.

Proceeds from the event will support Leadership Portage County's mission of cultivating leaders and inspiring positive change in Portage County, promote scholarships for program participants, and provide seed-funding for class projects.