A Silks & Irons Soiree: 21st 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 Outreach Programs, which reach thousands of Hampton Roads’ youth each year. Seton Youth Shelters is the region’s only organization devoted exclusively to providing shelter, 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 146th running of the Kentucky Derby on September 5, 2020, 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.

Our Fabulous Annual Kentucky Derby Celebration Features:

  • Large Screen Live Broadcast of the Kentucky Derby
  • On-Site Turf Horse Races
  • EQ-WINE Ring Toss for Dazzling Wines
  • Live Music by HM Johnson Band
  • Silent Auction
  • Derby Fabulous Hat Contest
  • Authentic Mint Julep Bar, Specialty Cocktail Bars and More!

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*ALL food and beverage (including the Authentic Mint Julep Bar & specialty cocktail bars) is included in your ticket price. Also included are the live, on-site turf horse races, live, theater style broadcast of the Kentucky Derby, live music, hat contest, and access to other specials features such as our silent auction and EQ-wine Ring Toss.

**General Admission tickets are $120, and all inclusive! VIP tickets are $225, and VIP ticket holders receive all the perks of our General Admission ticket holders PLUS reserved seating, a private bar and lounge, and much more!

This is a 21 and over event.

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