Thank you for your interest in Checkerboard Children’s Charities of East Tennessee! Your support is VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!

About C3ET

Checkerboard Children’s Charities is a 501C-3 non-profit organization engaged in volunteering and fund-raising efforts to support children’s charities in the greater Knox County area and Eastern Tennessee.

Our mission is focused on addressing the fundamental needs of at-risk children in four key areas:

    • Health and Wellness
    • Food and Nutrition
    •         Housing and Shelter
    •         Clothing and Necessities


2023 Knox Derby Day Recap

We are just now recovering from Knox Derby Day 2023. This year’s event was once again a smashing success. We again were raising money for Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding (STAR), East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Volunteer Services, and The Dream Connection. From this event, we were able to disburse $15,000 between the 3 beneficiaries. Thank …



Upcoming Events

Date Event Name More Info
May 4, 2024 C3ET Dine to Donate
May 18, 2024 Cards for Kids
September 29, 2024 C3ET Benefit Ride

Past Events

Date Event Name  
October 1, 2023 C3ET Benefit Ride
August 5, 2023 Cards for Kids
May 6, 2023 Knox Derby Day
October 2, 2022 C3ET Benefit Ride 2022
May 7, 2022 Knox Derby Day 2022
February 17, 2022 Mingle for a Cause
October 24, 2021 C3ET Benefit Ride at The Shed  
May 4, 2019 Knox Derby Day  
November 7, 2018 Celebrity Bartender
May 5, 2018 Knox Derby Day
March 31, 2018 Derby Hat Party
February 28, 2018 C3ET Pint Night by Casual Pint Northshore and Sweetwater Brewing


The best way to get in touch with us is via e-mail. Please direct inquiries to our general inbox at the following address: info@c3et.org and we’ll respond as quickly as possible.

Thank you!