LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- It's the official kickoff to the Derby season: the annual "They're Off" luncheon that took place at the Galt House downtown Friday.
Sam Champion was the guest speaker for the 55th annual luncheon held on Friday, April 15 at the Grand Ballroom of the Galt House East Hotel. Doug Proffitt served as the MC for the event.
Champion was chosen as the guest speaker because he spent a lot of years interning at news stations and went to college in Kentucky. He is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and that is where he received his bachelor’s degree in Broadcast News.
Also at the luncheon, the LMPD was given the Silver Horshoe Award. Frank Jemley, Chairman of the Board of Louisville Metro Police Foundation, accepted the award and $1,000 check to the LMPD Foundation.