Knoxville Rotary hosts Derby fundraiser

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Rotary Club of Knoxville’s annual Jockeys & Juleps Derby Party Fundraiser will be held in a new venue, Lighthouse Knoxville Event Center on Baum Drive on Saturday May 6, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and will include the following festivities:

Red Carpet Arrival
Races projected on 15-foot TV
Ladies’ Fancy Hat Contest
Gentlemen’s Bowtie Contest
Photos with a Real Thoroughbred
Silent Auction
Derby-inspired hors d’oeuvres & Signature Drinks
Live music between races provided by Tall Paul

Quickly, Jockeys & Juleps has become one of the Rotary Club of Knoxville’s most important annual fundraising efforts. Proceeds from the event go directly to benefit the Rotary Foundation of Knoxville’s charitable work and are used to fund many of Rotary’s projects at home and abroad. Projects that include college scholarships; book donations to elementary school libraries; reading programs; clean water projects; local park projects; elementary school cleanup; tickets for underprivileged youth to see and participate in theater, opera and symphony performances, and many others.

For those interested in attending, tickets are now on sale for $75 each and can be purchased through the Rotary Club of Knoxville’s Facebook page or by visiting