Take a peek at some of the moments from last year's fabulous (and TOTALLY SOLD OUT) Derby Day party followed by our long list of 'thank you's' for everyone who helped make it such a huge success! Get in on the action this Derby Day as we get ready to eat, drink & race the day away at The Lodge on May 5, all to support a very special group of scholars -
2017 Derby Day wrap-up:
The rain held off for most of the day, and nearly 300 friends came out to mingle and watch the Derby. We are thrilled to report that the Derby Day Party raised more than $150,0000 for the students -- so we've met our goal -- through the help of many. We want to first thank our event committee: Kristie Roohan, Colleen Carlson, Carly Connors, Jenn Hennessy, Cara Milde, Mary Gavin and Robin Dalton. The event only comes together because of their hard work. Their work was made easier by Derek Hallquist from Roohan Realty who designed our signage and thank you boards (we loved them!), and Tamara Valentine who works all year to keep the organization...organized!
We also want to thank The Lodge. Your team does a superb job -- food, service, atmosphere -- you've got it all!
We want to thank our sponsors and honorary committee. Your donations and support make a difference in the lives of the students in our program. We are grateful for every dollar donated and we will use them wisely.
We are grateful, too, to the local businesses who help us with the event: Saratoga Eagle Sales & Service, who provides complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks to our guests, FAST Signs on Maple Avenue who donated our donor boards (and they looked GREAT!), the Saratoga Social, Saratoga Today and Arthur Gonick - Daily Planet for covering the event, to the gracious owners of the Adelphi Hotel, John Angelos & Margaret Valentine and Tom & Tamara Valentine, Roohan Realty, Saratoga National, Silverwood Home & Gallery, TRF, and Bonacio Construction for donating our auction items, and to julie & co REALTY for underwriting the valet parking.
There are so many worthy organizations in Saratoga; we are profoundly appreciative that all of you chose to support Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar. THANK YOU.