After a winning partnership with jockey Victor Espinoza in 2014 and 2015 which resulted in two Derby victories, Call 811 is proud to announce that jockey Junior Alvarado has teamed up to promote the lifesaving message, Call 811, at the running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands on May 7, 2016. Junior is excited to join the Call 811 team and to do his part to help promote the 811 safe digging message to the millions watching, and over 100,000 in attendance during the fastest two minutes in sports. “Junior is a young, talented jockey and we are happy to partner with him this year in an attempt to win a 3rd straight Derby for Call 811!” said Ryan White, General Manager of USA North 811 – the 811 notification center serving Northern California and Nevada.
Everyone who calls 811 prior to digging is connected to a local 811 notification center that will take the caller’s information and transmit it to the local utility companies in the area of the dig. Professional utility locating technicians will then visit the dig site to mark the approximate location of underground utility lines with spray paint or flags.