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.
2018 KENTUCKY DERBY EVENT COMMITTEE:
Annel Mitchell, Chairwoman | Sue Adler | Laura Buccola | Lesley Calvert | Virginia Cepeda | Jennifer Counihan | Lauren DeMarzo | Nev DiPetrillo | Leslie Flax | Christina Goulding | Wendy Graeb | Betse Gump | Kendall Hander | Laura Hanley | Julie Lanzone | Jennifer Levanchy | Josette Luciano | Zoe McCraw | Erika Melchiorre | Jen Milnes | Lauren Nisenson | Teal Rodriguez | Sarah Ross | Lee Sadrian | Molly Smith | Amy Smoragiewicz | Maria Spaulding | Marianne Suffern | Ariele Sullivan | Stephanie Wilson