By Nyla Patzner
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert will hold their 1st Annual “Derby Downs: A Night at the Races” Fundraiser at Toscana Country Club in Indian Wells. It will be a spirited evening of horse races, betting, dinner, dancing, drinks and auction will be held on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at Toscana Country Club. (76009 Via Club Way, Indian Wells, CA.).
This dashing 1st annual event channels the sporty days of derby encouraging their well-bred guests to wear their finest derby attire. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. with an elegant champagne reception and spectacular silent auction, followed by dinner, wine, racing program, betting, dancing and prizes.
All proceeds from the event will help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with mentors. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert serve children throughout the Coachella Valley, ages 6 through 18.
“We are thrilled to bring an evening of horse racing and derby style to the Coachella Valley,” said Executive Director Judy May. “What a unique way to support the important work of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert.”
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert opened its doors in 1996 and has since been helping the children in our community reach their full potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with mentors. They serve children throughout the Coachella Valley, ages 6 through 18; serving over 300 children, in two core mentoring programs. Their vision is for each child to achieve success in life, and are accountable for each child served in the program to achieve: 1) Higher aspirations, greater confidence, better relationships, 2) Avoidance of risky behaviors, 3) Educational success.
Gentlemen dust off your seersucker and ladies don your derby style hats and fascinators and let’s sip mint juleps under the stars together!
Event ticket prices are $125 per person before March 10th and $150 after. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.bbbsdesert.org.