Kentucky Derby Party

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The Connection’s Kentucky Derby Party at Canoe Brook Country Club on May 6, 2017 was a resounding success across the board! 200 guests were in attendance and over $110,000 was raised for The Connection’s Scholarship Fund. The event was put together by an Event Committee of dedicated volunteers led by Chairwoman Erika Melchiorre.

Guests wore their best Derby attire and enjoyed festivities including an auction with over 100 items, a betting board raffle, DJ, photo booth, dinner and drinks. Attendees eagerly watched Always Dreaming take the win at the 143rd Kentucky Derby — The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports — on two big screens in the club’s Bassett Ballroom.


Erika Melchiorre, Chairwoman | Cristina Adragna |Laura Buccola |  Virginia Cepeda | Morgan Coleman | Jennifer Counihan | Christina Goulding | Wendy Graeb | Jayne Graepel | Samantha Hennig | Lindsay Karcich | Julie Lanzone | Josette Luciano | Annel Mitchell | Diana Moran | Courtney Reed | Sarah Ross | Robyn Schmidt | Lauren Siclare | Marianne Suffern | Ariele Sullivan | Andrea Vasady-Kovacs


Investors Bank
Lois Schneider Realtor
Chatham Asset Management
Meyer & Depew
Springhouse Irrigation
Richland Investments
Vineyard Vines
Inside Out Booth
Bassett Associates
Preferred Electrical Service, inc.
Point View Wealth Management, inc.
Russo Bros. & Co.
Lassus Wherley
Premier Plus
Mitchell J. Bayroff D.D.S., P.A.