Kentucky Derby Event

Inaugural Kentucky Derby Event

Saturday, May 7th, 2022

5-8 pm (VIP cocktail hour from 4-5 pm)
Commonwealth Commerce Center Grand Ballroom

Join us for a cash bar, southern fare meal, wagering games, live entertainment, a best hat and best tie competition, and a live streaming of the 2022 Kentucky Derby.

Tickets are $85 per person, $150 for two tickets, or $500 for a table of 6. Tickets include a meal and a drink ticket. 

2022 Registration is closed. Check back next year!

Event Sponsorships

All of our 2022 Kentucky Derby event sponsors will enjoy their logo featured on www.awareshelter.org and on event marketing materials, access to our VIP cocktail hour, and a table for representatives at the event. Additional sponsorship perks are listed below. Please contact our Marketing and Events Coordinator, Emilee, at eheise@awareshelter.org for more information about how to become a sponsor.

Run for the Roses 
$3000

Our ‘Run for the Roses’ presenting sponsor will enjoy media mentions with promotions, logo featured on a full page program ad and photo op background, an opportunity to address the crowd, and four tickets to our 2022 Men Who Cook event.

Mint Julip Sponsor
$2000

Our ‘Mint Julip’ sponsor will enjoy their logo featured on a half page program ad and the bar, sponsorship of our VIP cocktail hour, and two tickets to our 2022 Men Who Cook event.

Bluegrass Sponsor
$2000

Our ‘Bluegrass’ sponsor will enjoy their logo featured on a half page program and entertainment area as well as two tickets to our 2022 Men Who Cook event.

Parade of Hats & Ties Sponsor
$1000

Our ‘Parade of Hats’ and ‘Parade of ties’ sponsors will enjoy their logos featured on a quarter page program ad and on our participant pins as well as two tickets to our 2022 men who cook event.

Winner’s Circle Sponsor
$1000

Our ‘Winner’s Circle’ sponsor will enjoy their logo featured on a quarter page program ad, a feature in our photo booth area, and two tickets to our 2022 men who cook event.

Paddock Sponsors
$500

Our table sponsors will enjoy their logo featured on our program table sponsor page, a branded centerpiece, and a BOGO coupon for our 2022 Men Who Cook event tickets.

In Kind Sponsors
$500

Our in-kind sponsors will enjoy their logo featured on our program in-kind sponsor page and a BOGO coupon for our 2022 Men Who Cook event tickets. We accept in-kind sponsorships of entertainment, décor, contest prizes, and more!