March 20, 2024

Run for the Roses: A Kentucky Derby Fundraiser – May 4th!

Get ready to dress up in your blazer and bow tie or your best derby hat and garden dress for a Kentucky Derby viewing party at the exquisite Windmill Vineyards—a private venue just a few minutes outside of town. This picturesque winery was generously donated to help raise funds for the Yolo Crisis Nursery.

You and your guests will experience the beauty of wine country as you are welcomed with a delicious libation. Enjoy the afternoon socializing with your friends and neighbors as you soak in the breathtaking panoramic views. Cheer on your favorite Kentucky Derby thoroughbred as you watch the race live-streamed while sipping a signature cocktail. After the race, relax in the outdoor seated lounge, hang around the beautiful bar, capture photos at the photo wall, or take a stroll around the lawn before a fully catered dinner, while silent and live auctions provide more entertainment and excitement.

Club House Entrance Ticket: Grab your entrance ticket for $100 and saddle up for some fun, including entrance to the fundraiser, dinner, and a drink ticket for one. The gates open at 3:00 p.m. for check-in.

Feeling lucky? Pre-purchase drink tickets and Cash Prize Pony Raffle tickets for a chance to save $2/ticket and win big! Get them before discounted prices gallop away on April 30th at 11:59 pm!

Run for the Roses is graciously hosted by a committee of volunteers led by Keri Aoki, Wendy Miller, and Becci Roncoroni to benefit this incredible organization that helps local children.

  • Entrance and dinner for 12 people with 24 drink tickets
  • Reserved seating with table signage recognizing the sponsor
  • Three complimentary bottles of wine for the table
  • Full-page ad in the event program
  • Full-screen thank you logo on event screens during intermissions and breaks
  • Logo on website, marketing materials, and event program
  • Social media sponsor thank you post
  • Logo in thank-you ad in the Davis Enterprise, Woodland Daily Democrat, and Winters Express
  • Wrist corsage or boutonniere for each guest, with your guest of honor receiving the table centerpiece.


Winner’s Circle Sponsor – $5,000

  • Entrance, and dinner for 10 people and 20 drink tickets
  • Reserved seating with table signage recognizing the sponsor
  • Two complimentary bottles of wine for the table
  • Half-page ad in the event program
  • Shared-screen thank you logo on event screens during intermissions and breaks
  • Logo on website, marketing materials, and event program
  • Social media sponsor thank you.
  • Logo in thank-you ad in the Davis Enterprise, Woodland Daily Democrat, and Winters Express


Finish Line Sponsor – $2,500

  • Entrance, and dinner for 8 people and 16 drink tickets
  • Reserved seating with table signage recognizing the sponsor
  • Quarter page ad in the event program
  • Shared-screen thank you listing sponsor name on event screens during intermissions and breaks
  • Sponsor name on the website, marketing materials, and event program
  • Name in thank-you ad in the Davis Enterprise, Woodland Daily Democrat, and Winters Express


Starting Gate Sponsor – $1,500

  • Entrance, and dinner for 4 people and 8 drink tickets
  • Reserved seating with table signage recognizing the sponsor
  • Sponsor name listed in event program
  • Shared-screen thank you listing sponsor name on event screens during intermissions and breaks
  • Name on website, marketing materials, and event program
  • Name in thank-you ad in the Davis Enterprise, Woodland Daily Democrat, and Winters Express