Rotary Club of Knoxville announces plans for 2nd Annual “Jockeys & Juleps” Derby Party Fundraiser

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Rotary Club of Knoxville announces plans for 2nd Annual “Jockeys & Juleps” Derby Party Fundraiser

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Believe it or not, we’re nearly a month away from the 142nd running of America’s greatest race, The Kentucky Derby, which can only mean one thing… it’s time to start preparing for the Rotary Club of Knoxville’s annual Jockeys & Juleps Derby Party Fundraiser!

In its second year, the popular and growing event will once again be held at the Historic Southern Railway Station in downtown Knoxville on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and will include a “Southern” atmosphere along with the following festivities:

  • Red Carpet Arrival
  • Races projected on 15-foot TV
  • Ladies’ Fancy Hat Contest
  • Gentlemen’s Bowtie Contest
  • Photos with a Real Thoroughbred
  • Silent Auction
  • Derby-inspired Hors d’oeurves & Signature Drinks
  • Live music between races provided by Hillbilly Jedi

Quickly, Jockeys & Juleps has become one of the Rotary Club of Knoxville’s most important annual fundraising efforts. Proceeds from the event go directly to benefit the Rotary Foundation of Knoxville’s charitable work and are used to fund many of Rotary’s projects at home and abroad. Projects that include college scholarships; book donations to elementary school libraries; reading programs; clean water projects; local park projects; elementary school cleanup; tickets for underprivileged youth to see and participate in theater, opera and symphony performances, and many others.

For those interested in attending, tickets are now on sale for $100 each and can be purchased through the Rotary Club of Knoxville’s Facebook page or by visiting www.knoxvillerotary.org.

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