The CVMC Hospital Foundation Presents:  A Day at the Derby

Raising the Stakes for Healthcare

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Doors open at 2:00 PM
Douglas County Community Center - Grand Dining Room

Get ready to place your bets, sip a mint julep and see whose horse makes it to the winner's circle.

Join us for a A Day at the Derby -- enjoy dinner, bourbon tasting, interactive horse races, a live viewing of the 143rd Kentucky Derby, and amazing auction items... all for a good cause! CVMC Hospital Foundation's philanthropic promise is to work diligently to raise funds to acquire healthcare equipment and programs that meet the needs of, and enrich the lives of, our community. Proceeds from this event will help CVMC improve access to cutting edge healthcare technology to the residents and visitors of the Carson Valley.

Tickets on Sale Now, Starting at $100* 

Register Online, or download our printable registration/sponsorship form and mail it to: CVMC Foundation, 1107 Hwy 395, Gardnerville, NV 89410.  You can also contact our Foundation office to discuss a customized sponsorship package. Call 775.782.1512 for more information.

Follow the event on our Facebook page for the latest A Day at the Derby updates. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Ticket & Sponsorship Options

Individual Seats: $100
Includes entry in to event, viewing of the races, and dinner.

Millionaire's Row Event Tickets: $150
Each ticket includes dinner, complimentary Mint Juleps, PLACE YOUR BET tickets for Pre-Races, and LUCK OF THE DRAW tickets for the Kentucky Derby viewing.

Blue Ribbon Sponsorship: $1,000
Be the title sponsor for the Derby Viewing, the Derby Prizes, or the Mint Juleps - your choice! Sponsorship includes two event tickets, special recognition packages, event promotion, special signage, prominent logo placement, and video coverage. 

Silver Cup Sponsorship: $2,500
Includes VIP table for 10, tableside bourbon tasting, naming rights to one horse in the pre-races, video coverage of your company at the event (our marketing department will work with you to produce), full page ad in the event program, pre-event publicity and special recognition at the event, your company's logo on the CVMC website and annual donor wall.

Customize Your Sponsorship!
Need a customized sponsorship or table package? Contact us and we can arrange!

Theme & Attire

A Day at the Derby is a formal event corresponding with the theme of the Kentucky Derby. The ceremonies will be indoors with both classic and new southern fare on which to dine. Guests are encouraged to dress in formal Kentucky Derby attire.  Need ideas?   Visit our Pinterest board.  

In customary derby style, derby-goers will enjoy mint juleps, bourbon tasting, chances to bet on the pre-derby races, and even chances to win our "Luck of the Draw" prize if the horse(s) you draw wins the LIVE Kentucky Derby.


  • Bourbon Tasting: Learn about the fine art of bourbon tasting and sample a few varieties of bourbon, tickets $25 each.

  • Pre-Derby Races: In the hour leading up the live viewing of the Kentucky Derby, you can place your bets on pre-recorded, locally-sponsored horse races. Pre-race betting tickets are two for $20.

  • Luck of the Draw Raffle Tickets: Each ticket holder draws a 2017 Kentucky Derby horse's name at random. If your horse wins the big race, you win a prize! Tickets $20 each.

  • Fine Southern Fare: Catered by North Tahoe Catering, guests will enjoy an array of southern-inspired appetizers and post-race banquet.

  • Auction Items:  The CVMC Hospital Foundation is actively putting together some amazing items and unique outings to auction, all proceeds of which will go toward the fundraising efforts of the Foundation to invest in life-saving medical equipment and wellness programs for the Carson Valley. 

*Must be 21 or older to attend.

If you have questions, or would like to sponsor the event or donate to the silent auction, please contact Courtney Moore by email, or by calling 775.782.1697.  The CVMC Hospital Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, tax ID# 36-4649725.

Help us recognize the generous sponsors who have stepped up in support of A Day at the Derby:

Minden Med Spa