Rochester Junior Women’s Club Presents Haute to Trot Kentucky Derby Event

Experience “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” with the Rochester Junior Women’s Club as they host their annual Haute to Trot Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 5 from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at The Myth Golf and Banquets, located at 850 Stoney Creek Road in Oakland Township. The event, which is open to the public, offers dinner, drinks, and dancing in festive derby attire while raising funds for local charitable organizations.

The Rochester Junior Women's Club pose for a group photo all wearing Kentucky Derby attire - spring dresses and big hats

The Rochester Junior Women’s Club – Photo by Michael Dwyer

Attendees will enjoy live entertainment and dancing, Kentucky Derby-themed food stations, and an open bar featuring Mint Juleps. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby will be broadcast live on the big screen at the event. Before the race begins, guests can pick their pony and “bet” on their favorite horse in the “Win, Place, Show” Derby Race Raffle.

Haute to Trot attendees are encouraged to dress to impress in their most stylish Kentucky Derby headwear and trappings. Prizes will be awarded to a lady for the Best Hat and Best Blazer and Bow Tie for gentlemen. There will also be silent and live auctions featuring fabulous items donated by local businesses.

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For more information or to purchase tickets visit Individual tickets are $85.00 per person and include unlimited buffet dinner, beer, wine, and liquor. Patron tickets are $100.00 per person with recognition given in the event program. All proceeds from ticket sales and silent auction will benefit Career Dress, OUCARES, the Professional Law Enforcement Association Foundation, and Sew Much Comfort. The funds from the event will help to support specific projects for the recipients.

Career Dress promotes the economic independence of low-income women in Southeast Michigan by providing professional attire for those who are actively seeking employment. Funds will help Career Dress to purchase specific large-size clothing.

The Oakland University Center for Autism Outreach Services (OUCARES) supports individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Funds will help OUCARES summer camps, designed for children, teens, and adults to learn social skills, communication strategies, independent living skills, and employment readiness.

Sew Much Comfort makes custom-made adaptive clothing, free of charge, for all wounded service members from current conflicts and all branches of the military and National Guard. The funding will be used to purchase athletic shorts, t-shirts, and boxers which are the most requested pieces of clothing.

The Professional Law Enforcement Association Foundation provides much-needed training and equipment to law enforcement officers. Funds will be used to buy bulletproof K9 vests. K9 Kitt from the Rochester Police Department is one of three K9 officers receiving a vest.

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