This weekend tween hearts will flutter and Columbus area families will venture out to the home of Les and Abigail Wexner to celebrate the 14th annual New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix and Family Day to raise money for the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence. Over 15,000 people are expected to attend the festivities that will include a big time concert with Big Time Rush.
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The concert starts at 11 a.m. and they are joined by New Hollow and Greyson Chance. If screaming at the appearance of color coordinated crooners is not your thing, there are plenty of other family activities including carnival rides, arts and crafts, pig races, dog shows and opportunities for kids to try their hand at archery.
In addition to the concert, the Grand Prix will command the attention of everyone as top riders compete in the international sanctioned event. Keep an eye out for the six Olympians:
Norman Dello Joio, Individual Bronze Medal, 1992 Barcelona Games; Mario DesLauriers, Team Member Representing Canada at 1984 Los Angeles Games; Margie Engle, Team Member, 2000 Sydney Games; Leslie Howard, Team Silver Medal, 1996 Atlanta Games, Team Gold Medal, 1984 Los Angeles Games; Beezie Madden, Individual Bronze Medal, 2008 Beijing Games, Team Silver Medal, 2004 Athens Games; McLain Ward, Team Gold Medal, 2004 Athens Games and seven members of the United States Pan American Show Jumping Team:
Beezie Madden, McLain Ward and Christine McCrea and alternates Margie Engle, Kent Farrington, Mario Deslauriers and Kate Levy.
The festivities begin at 10 a.m., the concert begins at 11 a.m. and the Grand Prix begins at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for ages 13 and up.