A Silks & Irons Soiree: 19th Annual Kentucky Derby Celebration


Since 1999, Seton Youth Shelters has brought together 300 of the area’s most festive and philanthropically-minded guests for a spring  celebration of all things “Derby” to benefit our shelter, mentoring and street outreach programs, which reach tens of thousands of Hampton Roads’ youth each year. Seton Youth Shelters is the region’s only organization devoted exclusively to providing shelter, street outreach and mentoring services to youth 9-17.

Guests enjoy authentic mint juleps, Derby Hat Contest, live horse races, giant screen broadcast of the Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs, and more, all while enabling us to provide prevention, intervention, shelter and counseling to youth 9-17 in crisis and their families-24 hours a day, 365 days a year, at no charge to the child or their family.

When you raise your glass and spend an exciting and elegant evening celebrating the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 5, 2018, know that you are helping Seton Youth Shelters, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, fulfill its mission of providing safe haven, counseling and outreach services, 24 hours a day, without charge, to assist youth in crisis throughout Hampton Roads, with the goal of reuniting families.

NEW Additions to our Fabulous Annual Kentucky Derby Celebration Include:

  • Visits with our Friends from Circle A Home for Horses
  • Equestrian Exhibitions
  • Meet a Racehorse
  • EQ-WINE Ring Toss for Dazzling Wines

Also Featuring:

  • Large Screen Live Broadcast of the Kentucky Derby
  • On-Site Turf Horse Races
  • Live Music
  • Derby Row Cuisine by the Area’s Finest Restaurants
  • Silent Auction
  • Derby Fabulous Hat Contest
  • Authentic Mint Julep Bar, Specialty Cocktail Bars and More!

We are a 501(c)(3) corporation – Tax ID 54-1250483