Forget Winter, We're Talking Derby!

Our third annual Kentucky Derby Day Party will be held at the Lodge on Nelson Avenue on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The party will feature large screen TVs to watch the race, on-site wagering and great food and drink, including an open bar.

No speeches, auctions, raffle tickets or solicitations. Just a great time.

The event typically sells out! Letters seeking sponsors and honorary committee members will be mailed by March 1. If tickets are left after the sponsors and honorary committee response, they will go on-sale via EVENTBRITE on April 1.

Julie Bonacio * Colleen Carlson * Robin Dalton * Mary Gavin * Jennifer Hennessy * Julie Johnson * Carly Connors * Cara Milde * Kristie Roohan * Heather Straughter * Jim Carminucci

Derby Day Party Sell Out Raises Over $150,000 for The Students

In a sold out event for the second year, more than 300 people attended Saratoga Sponsor A Scholar's ("SSAS") 2nd annual Derby Day fundraiser at the Lodge at 1 Nelson Avenue.

"We only have one fund raising event per year and we try to make it as enjoyable as possible for our sponsors and guests" said SSAS Volunteer Executive Director Jim LaVigne. "Great food, entertainment and drink; a casual atmosphere and no speeches or solicitations at the event allows everyone to have an enjoyable afternoon leading up to the race which is shown on multiple large screens".

The Lodge provides both an inside setting in its incredible building as well as a new huge tent outdoors complete with new floors.

"The Saratoga Casino & Raceway staff did an excellent job with the food, bar and service and guests were entertained by 3 professional magicians while waiting for the race".

"The results this year surpassed last year's record and we look forward to having the event every year going forward said LaVigne."

Please click here for a complete list of 2017 Derby Day Committee Members.

Please click here for a complete list of 2017 Derby Day Sponsors.

Derby Day Party to benefit Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar

The Lodge, One Nelson Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
May 6, 2017 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Saratoga Sponsor a Scholar's Derby Day Party

SSAS has one public fundraising event a year; The Kentucky Derby Day party on the first Saturday of May. The party is held at the historic Lodge at the Saratoga Race Course. Attendees are treated to a wonderful afternoon of libations, gourmet, food great company and live horse race betting. In 2016 the party was a sell out with 250 attendees. The event raised over $130,000 and was our most successful fundraiser ever.

Please click here for a complete list of 2016 Derby Day Underwriters.


PO Box 107, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 518-587-9155 or 518-581-0979