Derby Day Soirée @ Your Place
Derby Day Soirée @ Your Place – A Virtual Experience
Saturday, September 5, 2020
Start Time: 6:00 pm – Post Time: 6:50 pm
Just like “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” and the annual ball drop event in Times Square go hand-in-hand, so do the Ele’s Place Ann Arbor Derby Day Soirée and the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs!
This year, to ensure the health and safety of all Ele’s Place Ann Arbor donors, sponsors, staff, volunteers and the community-at-large, we are transitioning our annual fundraiser into a virtual experience! On Saturday, September 5th, in alignment with the 146th Kentucky Derby, we invite you to join us from the comfort of your own home by hosting a Derby Day Soirée @ Your Place.
Invite family, friends and neighbors (while social distancing, of course) to join you for this one-of-kind fundraising experience benefitting the grieving children, teens and families of Ele’s Place Ann Arbor! In addition, during online registration there is an opportunity to add to your Derby Day Soirée @ Your Place fun with the purchase of Party in a Box options that include southern-inspired heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts, and the purchase of mint julep drink kits through Ann Arbor Distillery!
This virtual fundraising experience includes approximately 1-1/2 hours of entertainment and engagement, and is scheduled to begin at 6:30pm, or 20 minutes prior to LIVE coverage of the Kentucky Derby Post Time. (Please note, the Kentucky Derby Post Time is currently scheduled at 6:50pm, and is subject to change.)
Intermingled in your Derby Day Soirée @ Your Place experience, you’ll learn more about Ele’s Place Ann Arbor and the compassionate, supportive work our program staff and volunteers provide to grieving children, teens and families FREE OF CHARGE, from a line-up of special guests and long-time sponsors.
Most important, you’ll have the opportunity to help Ele’s Place Ann Arbor continue its mission in our community by participating in our silent auction, bidding on some amazing live auction packages, making a donation and watching our donation score board reach our $250,000 fundraising goal.
Of course, people watching will still be at its best so we hope you will join in the festivities and theme by sharing photos of your guests all dressed up in their Derby duds on our group chat platform. Fabulous prizes will be given for “Best Hat,” “Best Dressed Couple,” and “Best Individual Attire.”
So, grab your big hats and bow ties AND register today to host your Derby Day Soirée @ Your Place!
All proceeds from this event benefit the children, teens and families of Ele's Place Ann Arbor.