YP Fundraiser

YPs are off to the races for first annual fundraiser

The YPs were off to the races May 2 for our first annual Kentucky Derby party.

Partygoers enjoyed delicious food alongside derby-themed cocktails like mint juleps as we prepared to watch the run for the roses. Online gambling allowed attendees to bet on their favorite horses.

American Pharoah wasn't the only winner that day. After the race, a raffle provided lucky winners a chance to take home a 55" LG flat screen smart TV or a basket of Kentucky bourbons. 

But what would a derby party be without the classic Churchill Downs fashion and its iconic hats?  

Nine ladies entered our hat contest. The crowd favorite took home a pecan pie.

Altogether, 40 people dressed in their derby best for this inaugural fundraising event. Their support will go toward the community focused objectives of the BWYP and the Black River Walk, one of our current projects.  

Thank you everyone who attended and had fun with us! Special thanks go out to Tom for opening the Alley Room to us and Kati from Blossoming Affairs for the beautiful flowers.

Kentucky Derby Party tickets now on sale

Buy your tickets for our first annual Kentucky Derby Party now! Join us May 2 on the McMorran Place Lawn from 4-8 p.m.

Tickets are $75 per person. Includes open bar with derby themed cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres, live entertainment, lawn games, raffles, prizes and a comfortable southern style venue to watch and cheer on the horses.

 Derby style attire is encouraged, with a prize for best hat. And ladies, the more outrageous the hat the better! Visit our exclusive derby hat dealer, Simply Marcella's in St. Clair.

Proceeds benefit the Blue Water Young Professionals and the Black River Walk.