WHAT: CAP's Annual Derby Party and 45th Anniversary Celebration!
WHERE: Rochester Riverside Convention Center
WHEN: Friday, May 5th, 2017. Track opens at 6pm, Dinner and Races at 7.
COST: $100 per person. Early bird special: 10% off when you purchase 2 or more tickets by March 13. A table of 8 is $720 with early bird special.
REGISTRATION: Purchase Tickets Here
This year's Derby Party will be bigger and better than ever as CAP celebrates 45 years of finding homes for waiting foster children. We invite you to enjoy a fun evening as a southern belle or gent at our Kentucky Derby themed Gala.
Experience CAP's exciting derby-inspired wooden horse races with the chance to win great prizes! The event will feature live music and dancing, mint juleps, a silent auction and sit-down dinner . Proceeds will go to find permanent families for children waiting to be adopted in foster care.
All guests can participate in the main attraction of the evening: CAP's three wooden horse races, called by Tony Calo of Finger Lakes Gaming and Race Track.
Is your business interested in sponsoring CAP's Derby? View our sponsorship opportunities below and contact Melanie Schmidt (585-232-5110) for more information. Our event e-blasts reach over 3,000 people and we expect at least 300 event attendees. Sponsors have the option of donating all or part of their tickets to CAP families that would like to attend.
Track Sponsor ($2,000) CAP's Derby Race Track will be named after your organization. Your company's name and logo will be prominently displayed on the track of our horse race game: the main attraction of the evening. You will also receive a table at the Derby, full page advertising in our program, your company's logo featured in all digital event marketing and recognition on our website for one year. Click here to be a Track Sponsor.
Race Sponsor ($1,500) One of CAP's 3 horse races will be named after your organization. Your company's name and logo will be prominently displayed during the race and announced at the beginning. The races are the main attractions of the evening. You will also receive a table at the Derby, half page advertising in our program and recognition on our website for one year. Click here to be a Race Sponsor.
Corporate Horse Owner ($1,000) Own and name a wooden horse that will race in CAP's Kentucky Derby! Your organization's logo (and/or original artwork) will be featured on a wooden horse that will compete in one of our three races. You will also receive 4 tickets to the Derby, quarter page advertising in our program and recognition on our website for one year. Click here to be a Corporate Horse Owner.
Individual Horse Owner ($720) Own and name a wooden horse that will race in CAP's Kentucky Derby! You will have the option of raising funds to cover the $720 sponsorship by hosting a private event prior to the Derby. Eight of your family and friends (think of including your book club, sports team, sirority, church group, etc) can attend your private event AND the Derby for only $90 per person. Owning and decorating a horse as a team is a lot of fun and will add excitement of CAP's Derby races! Contact Patricia Burks for more information about hosting a pre-Derby party. Individual Horse Owners will receive a table at the Derby and special recognition during the event. Click here to be an individual horse owner.
Photo Booth Sponsor ($500) Your company's logo will be printed in the background of our Derby themed photo booth! The photo booth will be popular among all guests- especially those in Derby Attire. You will also receive two tickets to the Derby and recognition in the program and on our website. Click here to be a photo booth sponsor.
If you are interested in helping with the event or would like to find out how to promote your business through the Derby's Silent Auction, Please contact Melanie Schmidt: 585-232-5110
Check out more photos of last year's event on our facebook page