Kentucky Derby Party 2019


What a night! our annual Kentucky Derby Fundraiser was a great success!

This year the Event was the most exciting one to-date with a last minute winner disqualification, new winners were announced, tables rejoiced and others were disappointed at their loss of the win. Our usual program changed this year, beginning the event at 5pm with cocktails and a silent auction.

Our tables were prime location for watching the derby on our TWO big screens. There was yelling, screaming and overall jumping and rallying at the adrenaline shown by the horses! After the race was over, our guests got to enjoy a fabulous sit down dinner. While they finished eating, everyone was able to hear from one of our instructors: Gloria, who introduced one of our “Horse-moms” Susie, followed by a jaw dropping performance by Susie’s daughter Ava. As a participant of Heroes, Ava’s other passion is singing, and her rendition of “This is me” brought the house down! To top it all off we were able to showcase our year end video for 2018.

Then the real fun began with a Live Auction and Fund-a-need!. Our auctioneer extraordinaire Sonny Huntley, with his amazing “assistants” Dr. Debi Lynes and Rebecca Morris, were all able to rally the room and get us some great bids for our live auction and fund-a-need. Once they were done, guests go to enjoy our AMAZING Churchill Downs cake, donated by the French Bakery.

A great new experience for a traditional event guaranteed that Heroes Can Continue its gRowth in empowering our special needs community….one stride at a time!