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Derby Day Event

May 6th 2017 @ 3:00pm

Botanical Gardens

Amarillo Texas

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$5000

 

2 - 8 Seat Elite VIP Tables

2 Amtryke Sponsorships

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Elite Bar

Premium Cigars

Kentucky Derby Gifts

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1 Year on Website

Place

 $2500

 

2 - 8 Seat VIP Tables

1 Amtryke Sponsorships

Wait Staff

Private Bar

Premium Cigars

Name on Benefactor Banner

Included in Print Advertising

Friend Membership

6 Mo. on Website

 Show

$1500

 

1 - 8 Seat VIP Table

Wait Staff

Private Bar

Premium Cigars

Name on Benefactor Banner

Included in Print Advertising

Friend Membership

6 Mo. on Website

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The Kentucky Derby History

 

In 1875 a bunch of horses ran around a race track at Churchill Downs in Kentucky  and started a tradition that is still "the most exciting  2 minutes  in sports". The "Run for the Roses" was started later in 1886 when a gentleman  gave roses to all the ladies and the promoters of the race added the rose drape for  the winning horse.

 

The superb writer and singer Dan Fogelberg penned the line "the chance of a lifetime in a lifetime of chance" in his 1980's tribute song for the derby called A Run for the Roses. This expression sums up the mission of AMBUCS which  is to give children and veterans the chance to have the gift of mobilty that most of us take for granted.

 

Every one  should have a chance to participate in life's race and the  Southwest Chapter  of AMBUCS is pulling out all the stops to help those who need a hand.

Make a run for the roses!

 

Southwest Ambucs Mission

Creating Mobility & Independence for People with Disabilities By Providing AmTryke Therapeutic Tricycles, Awarding Scholarships for Therapists & Community Service.

 

What happened in 2004?

In 2004 we created “Derby Day” as our major fund raiser. A social for up to 600 people celebrating the Kentucky Derby the first Saturday in May. You can watch the Derby, enjoy free food, drinks, a live and silent auction plus live entertainment.  We sell admission to raise monies for our local scholarships and AmTrykes.

 

Just like Churchill Downs, our Derby Day party is swarming with beautiful women adorned with gorgeous hats! Since 2012, our contest has been in honor of Connie Schnaufer. Connie was a strong supporter of our chapter's activities until cancer took her away from us. Todd and Catana Gray honor Connie's memory at Derby Day by generously donating an Amtryke in the contest winner's name. This is such a good example of the compassionate nature of the membership of the Southwest Chapter.

Just like Churchill Downs, our Derby Day party is swarming with beautiful women adorned with gorgeous hats! Since 2012, our contest has been in honor of Connie Schnaufer. Connie was a strong supporter of our chapter's activities until cancer took her away from us. Todd and Catana Gray honor Connie's memory at Derby Day by generously donating an Amtryke in the contest winner's name. This is such a good example of the compassionate nature of the membership of the Southwest Chapter.

Party! Party! Party! Our Derby Day Party rocks with some the best musicians in Amarillo. The party starts with Andy Chase Cundiff  who was voted #1 Male Vocalist in Amarillo in 2014. His original music is absolutely delightful with humorous lyrics and wicked guitar. He is a master story teller who performs on the level of  the late Jim Croce and Harry Chapin.

 

Following Andy is another exciting guitar man, Josh Paulson. Josh comes back to Amarillo from Tulsa OK just for this event. After dinner,  the party really cranks up with the Velvet Funk Band. These guys really know how to get people off their tail and jumping around. When these cats hit the stage, be ready to boogie.

Why fly to Kentucky when you can have as much fun at our Derby Party? There are big screen televisions set up all around the Botanical Gardens to watch the big race and our crowd gets wild. You can pick your favorite horse before the race and have a chance to win a prize if he wins. Our silent auction has grown to be one of the largest in the Panhandle and has something for everyone to bid on. The Live Auction has featured exclusive adventures like Caribbean vacations, Napa Valley trips , and an the occasional hunt. On top of all this is prime rib dinner with all the trimmings. Where else can you get this much excitement at one event?

 

Entertainment

Dancing

Photo booth

Race Wagering Raffle

Derby Races on Big Screen TVs

 

Silent Auction

The most popular silent auction of the year!

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Live Auction

A great collection of one of a kind items.

 

Food and Beverages

Kentucky Hors d'oeuvres

Dinner by Dyer's BBQ and Tyson Foods.

Midpoint Cafe and Catering

*Mint Juleps  *Soft Drinks * Wine * Beer

 

VIP Paddocks

Private Bar

Premium Cigars

Wait Staff

Gifts

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