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Wellington Community Foundation To Present Inaugural Derby Party On Saturday, May 4

By Shannon Anastasio

Wellington, renowned for its equestrian elegance, is gearing up to host an event that promises to blend southern charm with philanthropic spirit. The inaugural Wellington Derby Party extravaganza, organized by the Wellington Community Foundation, will be held Saturday, May 4 starting at 5 p.m. at Diamante Farms Dressage (11223 Acme Road, Wellington).

The Wellington Derby Party invites attendees to immerse themselves in the timeless tradition of the famed Kentucky Derby, while supporting a cause close to their hearts.

Planned as an extraordinary evening of revelry, gourmet delights and thrilling races, the Wellington Derby Party aims to captivate guests with an ambiance steeped in southern hospitality — attendees donning their finest hats, mingling with fellow equestrian enthusiasts and cheering on favorite derby horses.

However, the event is not just about celebrating — it is also about giving back. With each ticket priced at $200, attendees not only gain access to a night of glamour but also contribute to the welfare of the community through the Wellington Community Foundation. Every dollar raised at the derby party goes toward supporting local initiatives and projects aimed at fostering community well-being and benefiting local seniors, children and veterans in need.

“Our inaugural Wellington Derby Party will be a fun-filled afternoon and evening where attendees will be able to enjoy the biggest annual event in horse racing, while also doing their part to make our great hometown an even better place,” said Barry Manning, chair of the Wellington Community Foundation.

This unique event also presents an opportunity for businesses and individuals alike to further support the cause through sponsorship opportunities. Sponsors not only align their brand with a wonderful cause but also gain visibility within the community as a supporter of philanthropy and community development. Organizations that have already jumped in as sponsors include: Michael Gauger for Sheriff, Wellington Regional Medical Center, Jasmine Velez/Douglas Elliman, Red Clover Farms and Katie Edwards-Walpole P.A. Each acknowledges the many benefits to partnering with the foundation on this event.

The culinary aspect of the Wellington Derby Party is not to be overlooked. Renowned chef Gardo Vincken will be curating a delectable array of gourmet delights, ensuring that guests are treated to an exquisite dining experience that complements the elegance of the evening.

From the moment attendees arrive, they will be enveloped in the spirit of the Kentucky Derby, with the tantalizing aroma of mint juleps filling the air and the palpable excitement of the races setting the tone for the evening. Whether one is a seasoned equestrian enthusiast or simply looking for a night of fun-filled entertainment, the inaugural Wellington Derby Party promises an unforgettable experience for all.

As the date approaches, anticipation mounts and organizers encourage everyone to mark their calendars and prepare to saddle up for an evening of glamour, gastronomy and giving back. The aim is clear — to make this Wellington Derby Party extravaganza a roaring success while simultaneously supporting the foundation’s many community endeavors.

So, gallop into the night with hearts filled with generosity and enthusiasm, knowing that every ticket purchased, and every sponsorship secured, contributes toward building a stronger, more vibrant community.

Purchase your tickets today for the inaugural Wellington Derby Party at Sponsorship opportunities are also available, with more information on the foundation’s web site.