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It's a party replete with fancy hats, seersucker suits, mint juleps and lots of fun. This is the annual Derby Day party - Atlanta's biggest Kentucky Derby-themed fundraising event and a Shepherd Center tradition since 1983.

For nearly 40 years, Derby Day has stood the test of time as a festive event with food and drink, lawn and casino games, live music and huge TV screens to view the broadcast of the Kentucky Derby.

Since 1983,  Derby Day has raised an incredible $5 million for Shepherd Center. The money raised directly benefits patients by going exclusively to Shepherd Center's Recreation Therapy program. The largest program of its kind in the country, recreation therapists help patients get back into the community by taking them on outings, teaching leisure skills and developing other skills needed in everyday life.

Please join us for the highlight of Atlanta's spring social calendar as we have fun raising funds for Shepherd Center patients.

For the first time in Derby Day history, we are excited to host a cornhole tournament with Cornhole ATL. To register for the tournament, please click here! Note: you must purchase a ticket to Derby Day in order to compete in the cornhole tournament. 

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Shepherd Center Foundation


Chastain Horse Park - Special Event Facility, Powers Ferry Road Northwest, Atlanta, GA, USA

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