Got Your Hats Ready Yet Race Fans? ‘Hats on for Highline’ is this Saturday!

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The Highline Medical Center Foundation’s annual ‘Hats on for Highline’ fundraiser will be held from Noon – 5 p.m. this Saturday, May 19 at Emerald Downs, and this year guests will enjoy a private suite, gourmet buffet, silent auction, exclusive betting booths, a raffle, and of course LOTS of hats (and contests)!

BTB Publisher/Editor Scott Schaefer will serve as MC/Host, and he’ll undoubtedly be wearing many silly hats.

But this event is not just about creative hats – it’s at a great horse track, on the day of the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown! Will ‘I’ll Have Another’ win this race? The only way to really find out is to attend this great sporting event. Oh, and men, no worries about dressing fancy – you can wear a baseball cap!

“As our most unique annual event, Hats On for Highline is the perfect mixture of fun, excitement and philanthropic spirit,” reads a note on their website. “Adorned with fabulous, creative race day hats, attendees to our Emerald Downs event enjoy a private viewing facility, gourmet buffet, exclusive bidding booths and the opportunity to participate in a silent auction and raffle. While not all will have the luck of the horses behind them, everyone is sure to walk away a winner knowing they help raise funds to ensure that our community members have access to compassionate, quality healthcare. This increasingly popular event will celebrate its 4th year running in 2012.”

This year’s silent auction has something for everyone! Place your bid on some of these great items:

  • Two roundtrip tickets from Alaska Airlines to anywhere they fly!
  • Tickets to this year’s Seafair festival to watch the hydroplane races & air show
  • A night’s getaway in Bellevue including accommodations at the Silver Cloud Hotel, tickets to the Parlor Live Comedy Club and dinner at John Howie Steak
  • A fantastic family summer pack containing passes to the Museum of Flight, Woodland Park Zoo, and the Northwest Railway Museum
  • Wine tasting & hors d’oeuvres for 10 people at Hoodsport Winery
  • Multiple spa packages including a day of pampering for two at Serenza Salon & Spa
  • A Mariners dream fan package including Commissioner’s Box tickets, passes to watch batting practice, and an exclusive behind the scenes tour
  • Seattle Sounders tickets and memorabilia of Seattle’s pro sports teams
  • A kayaking tour for 2 in the San Juan Islands
  • A fabulous collection of designer purses and clutches including several Coach brand items

Click here to buy your tickets, which are priced at just $60. Proceeds go to support important initiatives throughout Highline Medical Center.

If you are unable to attend the event but would like to make a contribution click here to access the donation page.

Contact Sarah Couch with any questions at 206.901.8508 or [email protected].

To get you in the mood for Saturday’s big event, here are a couple of videos of some recent horse races:

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