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The 2019 Derby Day Party will be our 42nd annual event attended by parents, friends and alumni. The party is the school's major fundraising event. 100% of your donation will benefit the students' education.
Derby Day Co-Chairpersons
Todd and Dina Benderson P'25
Gil Farkash and Julie Szumigala-Farkash P'20
Richard and Julie Gicewicz P'14,'15,'19,'21
Scott '90 and Kristin Saperston P '20,'22
ITINERARY - MAY 4, 2019
The Derby Day Party kicks off at 5:30 p.m.
Live stream of the Kentucky Derby on video walls - 6:40 p.m.
Live and Silent Auction - 7:30 p.m.
Sumptuous food stations catered by Delaware North
Live Music Featuring the Mark Mazur Quintet
DERBY DAY MENU
Click here to view the amazing food that will be provided by Delaware North. Stations will include choices of Bourbon Meatballs, Sushi Train, Mac & Cheese Station, Beef Wellington, Chicken and Waffles, Mint Juleps, Desserts and more.
DERBY DAY NIGHT OF FACTS
Attire: There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to Derby Day dressing. You can embrace the traditional Derby attire of spring dresses, patterned pants and bow ties or you can go with the more casual Kentucky bourbon vibe of a blazer and jeans. Anything that you feel compliments you and the event is just fine.
Hats: We welcome hats at our event but they are not required. Wearing a hat to the Derby is believed to bear good luck!
Shoes: Our event takes place on the ice rink's concrete floor. Spending the entire night in a spring heel or sandal can be tough, so remember to bring a backup pair of flats, just in case!
Food: We will have multiple stations serving up some of the finest foods provided by Delaware North.
Why: Enjoy a fun night with friends to benefit the students' education.
2019 WISH LIST
For the 2019 Derby Day Party, we are hoping to acquire some fresh, new items to offer our patrons to bid on the night of the event. We greatly appreciate any cash, Amazon and/or Visa gift cards as donations to package spectacular gifts for our Auction! Also, you may visit our Amazon Derby Day wish list.
Electronic items Vacation Destinations One-of-a-kind experiences Restaurant gift certificates Sport or Theater tickets Concert tickets Sporting equipment Handmade Items Visa & MasterCard gift cards
PREAKNESS NOCO RP Oak Hill Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc. UB Neurosurgery
BELMONT Buffalo OB/GYN Hodgson Russ Morgan Stanley Southtowns Radiology West Herr
TRAILBLAZER AdPro Sports
WINNER'S CIRCLE Global Wine & Spirits Rupp, Baase, Pfalzgraf, Cunningham LLC Veronica Federiconi Women's Medicine of Niagara
Derby Day Advertisers
Allied Mechanical Auto Rescue Team Blackbird Auctions Connors LLP Gurney, Becker & Bourne Hudson Advisor Services Jensen, Marks, Langer & Vance Comp Wealth Planning Martin. Mollenberg-Betz P&A Group Patrick V. Scott, D.D.S., M.D. Print Plus Red Siren Tsquared Putters UBMD Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Uniland Walsh Duffield Cos., Inc. Zespri Kiwifruit Zubin Custom Homes
2019 Gift Gathering Parties
Thank you to all who were able to attend and donated an item to the auction. It is not to late to donate, please drop off your item to the Advancement Office or visit our Amazon Wish List for our Amazon Wish List for ideas.
Friday, March 8 Thank you to William and Anna McDonald P'21 for hosting a great gathering.
Wednesday, March 13 Thank you to Scott '90 and Kristin Saperston P'20,'22 and Gil and Julie Farkash P'20 for hosting a wonderful party.
Friday, March 15 Unfortunately, this gathering has been canceled.