What Is Derby Day?



The Salvation Army exists to meet human need wherever, whenever, and however it can. The organization assesses the needs of each community it serves and builds programs designed to offer immediate relief, short-term care, and long-term growth in the areas that will best benefit the community.

Crosswinds Youth Services creates opportunities for young people to succeed. Crosswinds provides an emergency shelter for runaway and homeless youths, along with additional services like educational, vocational, and recreational services designed to strengthen skills and individual, group, and family counseling.

Hidden Acres Rescue for Thoroughbreds (HART) is a foster facility for retiring OTTBs (Off-the-Track-Thoroughbreds), many of which sometimes face lonely, unproductive, or even unthinkable lives after retiring from racing. HART also provides opportunities for area youth to learn more about equestrian pursuits.

The Rockledge Rotary Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity that raises funds and makes charitable donations in alignment with the mission and goals of Rockledge Rotary Club. Our mission is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace by improving health, supporting education, and alleviating poverty.

Event Details

  • Golf Tournament
  • Derby Day After Party  

  • Live and silent auctions (virtual and in person)
  • Live streaming of the Kentucky Derby

  • Charity wagering on the race

  • 50/50 raffle (win up to $10,000)

  • Wheelbarrow of cheer raffle (two chances to win)

  • Bourbon tasting

  • Heavy gourmet hor d’oeuvres

  • Hat Contest

  • Photo opportunities with live horses

  • Cash bar serving beer, wine and liquor









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