Kentucky Derby Party 2016

Please join us at Carrie Nation restaurant on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in your Derby finest (yes, there will be a best-dressed contest)! The event will feature a silent auction, exclusive Derby-themed cocktails, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and of course, the two greatest minutes in sports: The Kentucky Derby.

This is the 5th annual Kentucky Derby benefit hosted by Boston Cares Board Member, Steve Trotta. All proceeds support Boston Cares' mission to connect more than 23,000 enthusiastic and experienced volunteers with more than 165 local nonprofit agencies and schools to achieve a mutual goal of improving our communities in the Greater Boston area.

General Admission tickets are on sale at a limited time pre-sale rate of $50.00 until Friday, April 29th. Tickets will be available from April 30th through the event, and at the door for $75.00.

Reserve your exclusive Mint Julep and Champagne Bucket today!

Through generous donations from Woodford Reserve and G.H. Mumm, we are offering a limited number of very special $100 Mint Juleps in commemorative copper cups and $100 bottles of champagne. Please note that these purchases do not include admission to the event.


Woodford Reserve Mint Julep in a Copper Cup ($100)

Modeled after the $1000 Mint Julep of the Kentucky Derby, Woodford Reserve, the official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby, is generously donating the proceeds from an exclusive $100 Mint Julep in a copper cup. The Mint Julep features Woodford Reserve's Double Oak bourbon and a specialty bourbon infused vanilla sugar. All proceeds from the $100 Mint Julep go to support the work of Boston Cares. Limited quantities available.


G.H. Mumm Bottle of Champagne ($100)

G.H. Mumm, the official champagne sponsor of the Kentucky Derby, is generously donating bottles of their classic Cordon Rouge champagne to be purchased for $100, along with memorabilia champagne flutes and buckets. A special Kentucky Derby libation featuring the prestige G.H. Mumm will be served and includes a commemorative champagne flute with purchase. All proceeds go to support the work of Boston Cares. Limited quantities available.

Join us as a sponsor by selecting one of these featured event packages:


Winners Circle Package ($1,000)

The Winners Circle ticket package includes a reserved table for 6, 6 event tickets, 12 drink tickets, 1/2 page ad in the program, and a featured listing on the event website. $700 of the Winners Circle Package is tax-deductible.


Woodford Reserve Run for the Roses Package ($500)

The Run for the Roses package includes a reserved table for 4, 4 event tickets, 8 drink tickets, and a featured listing in the program and on the event website. $300 of the Run for the Roses Package is tax-deductible.

Can't attend the event? Support Boston Cares and donate below!

Please note that participation in the live horse auction is cash only. Credit cards will be accepted for event entry and silent auction winning bids.

Full details on the event and pictures from last year's event can be found at: Please contact for more information.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The 2016 Derby Day Event Committee

A special thanks to our event sponsors!

GH Mumm
Woodford Reserve
Crystal Engineering
Unit Realty

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