Tandy Patrick Named Interim Chair of World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc.
Tandy Patrick, a Member of the firm's Louisville and Lexington offices, has been named interim chair of the World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc. The World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc. (Foundation), is the organization responsible for planning and conducting the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Tandy replaces Jim Host who announced his resignation as Chair.
“The Commonwealth is indebted to Jim Host for all he has done for Kentucky,” stated Governor Ernie Fletcher. “Jim has been there from the beginning of the 2010 Games efforts and although his experience will be missed, I am confident that Tandy will keep the board on task during this interim period.”
The 12-member Foundation board meets monthly and oversees the independent non-profit organization. Tandy has served on the Executive Committee of the Foundation since its inception. She serves as chair of Greenebaum's Real Estate Team and co-chair of the Equine Law Team. In addition, Tandy serves as chair of the Kentucky Horse Park Commission.
"Jim Host has long played an extraordinary role in the development of the Kentucky Horse Park, going back to its inception in the late sixties,” stated John Nicholson, Executive Director of the Kentucky Horse Park. “As Chair of the Kentucky Horse Park Commission, Tandy Patrick's talent and leadership played a critical part in securing the World Games. We should all be gratified that the Foundation will be the beneficiary of Tandy’s remarkable energy, intelligence and devotion."
“I am honored and excited to take on the role of interim chairman for the Foundation,” said Patrick. “Jim Host is a tough act to follow, but I am confident we will continue his legacy and build toward this terrific event.”
The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park, are the world championships of the eight equestrian disciplines recognized by the FEI, and are held every four years. The Games have never before been held outside of Europe; nor have all eight disciplines ever previously been held together at a single site— both firsts that will be achieved at the Kentucky Horse Park. The 2010 Games are expected to have a statewide economic impact of $150 million. It is anticipated that more than 600,000 spectators will attend the 16-day competition.