The Owensboro-Daviess County Christmas Parade Association has announced that the volunteer committee will honor the Nicky Hayden Memorial Foundation during the Nov. 23 parade, recognizing the foundation’s generosity to local charities.
“Nicky Hayden was much more than a local hero and professional motorcycle racer—he was a philanthropist who loved and regularly donated to Owensboro charities prior to his death in 2017,” the association said in press release. “Since his passing, his family has honored his legacy of charitable giving by creating a foundation in his memory that bears his name.”
According to the parade association, organizations like the Cliff Hagan Boys and Girls Club, Daviess County Public School System, Goodfellows Club of Owensboro, Fresh Start for Women, Wendell Foster and St. Benedict’s Homeless Shelter have all benefited from the foundation’s support. Most recently, the family donated land across the street from the Daniel Pitino Shelter to be used for a 12-unit apartment complex that will serve women or families with children as well as purchasing land for the St. Joseph’s Peace Mission for Children that was used to build the Hayden Home for Girls.
The Hayden Family will ride upon a float designed for them by Glenn Family Services as special guests of the Owensboro-Daviess County Christmas Parade Association.
The theme for this year’s parade is “Christmas Memories.” The route will run along Second Street from Pearl Street to Locust Street in downtown Owensboro where some 100 floats and other entries will follow the tradition of opening the holiday season on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.
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