They also will take part in a ceremony Sunday (July 27) with Columbus Distributing to hand out a $5,000 educational scholarship to a Columbus-area military family, on behalf of the Folds of Honor Foundation, Budweiser and the Budweiser wholesaler network.
The horses make hundreds of appearances each year and this is the 81st anniversary for the Budweiser Clydesdales, which debuted on behalf of Anheuser-Busch on April 7, 1933 when they delivered a case of Budweiser to the White House to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition.
Christopher Rivers Jr., son of U.S. Army veteran Sherneatha Gray, will receive the Folds of Honor scholarship in honor of his mother, who was injured while preparing to report for Operation Desert Storm. The presentation is set for 1 p.m. at the Budweiser Clydesdale tent south of Cardinal Gate, Gate 1.
Columbus Distributing donated $10,000 this year toward Folds of Honor scholarships. The Rivers scholarship is one of 600 that Budweiser and its wholesalers will fund through a $3 million donation to Folds of Honor this year. Beer drinkers can do their part by entering an online code found in specially marked packages of Budweiser to trigger a $1 donation that will provide scholarships to families of military killed or disabled in action.
Budweiser and its wholesalers have raised nearly $10 million for military families since partnering with the Folds of Honor Foundation in 2010.