Saturday, May 4, 2019
LifeLinks held its 7th Annual Champagne & Champions Kentucky Derby Party at Vesper County Club in Tyngsboro, MA on Saturday, May 4 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
We are delighted to say that the evening was a tremendous success! We raised over $35,000.00 while more than 200 guests enjoyed this one-of-a-kind night of fancy hats, Derby themed drinks, and Kentucky Derby race excitement.
Watched Maximum Security, Horse #7, dash to the finish line during the live racing excitement from Churchill Downs in the 145th Run for the Roses! However, just when we thought #7 won, there was a controversy and after careful evaluation, the decision was made by the stewards to remove Maximum Security from the winner's circle for drifting into the path of other horses and impeding their progress, and horse #20, Country Horse, with odds not his favor to win, was declared the winner and moved to the winners circle! Needless to say it put a bit of a tailspin into the betting results, but the fun continued beyond the race as attendees,
Sampled delicious hors d'oeuvres and sipped complimentary champagne!
Took chances on fabulous raffle prizes and bid on one-of-a-kind treasures in our Silent and newly added, Live Auction!
Competed in the "Best Hat" contest for ladies and the "Best Bow Tie" contest for gents!
Walked the Red Carpet to pose for photos in our Derby hats and bow ties!
Enjoyed live music by the Dick Carpentier Quartet, and a new addition to the venue, DJ, Mark Watson!
And had a FANTASTIC Time!
We extend an enormous THANK YOU to our sponsors, donors, guests, & volunteers for helping us make the 2019 Champagne & Champions Derby Fundraiser a very prosperous and memorable one, full of fun...and all for a great cause! Proceeds from this event will benefit the RecLinks & TechLinks, providing therapeutic recreational program opportunities and technical assistance for the individuals served by LifeLinks.
A very special thank you to Marybeth Shanahan, for all your efforts in assembling so many incredible sponsors to contribute to this event. Also, a sincere thanks to our auctioneer and master of ceremonies, Tom Golden. Together, you were instrumental in making this one of the best Derby Party Fundraisers on the books!
Click here for a gallery of photos of this year's event