And they’re off! – To the BBBS Derby, that is. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities’ (BBBS) 16th annual gala promises to be a fantastic evening. A cocktail reception and silent auction will precede the first-class dinner and program emceed by Emmy Award-winner and former Big Brother Joe Schmit of KSTP-TV, followed by dancing and live music provided by top shelf variety band The Sevilles. You won’t want to miss it!
The BBBS Derby
Saturday, May 3, 6pm-Midnight
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Join hundreds of BBBS supporters at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Minneapolis for the biggest night of the year! You can join in the spirit of the event by donning your Derby finest. Men, think seersucker suits, and ladies, think colorful dresses. If you’re not sure what to wear, you can find plenty of suggestions at the official Kentucky Derby webpage. Of course, the most important accessory to any Derby ensemble is a fabulous hat! We’ll have hats for men and women for sale at the gala, and your stylish purchase will support youth mentoring.
As always, the gala will include the best live and silent auctions in the Twin Cities. Competition will be neck and neck for truly wonderful items, such as a Delta Vacations Getaway, Minnesota Wild Box Seats, a trip to the 2015 Kentucky Derby, an autographed Adrian Peterson Jersey, dinner with Gloria Lewis, Bruno Mars tickets, and hundreds more gifts and goodies.
More Derby-themed fun will include authentic mint juleps (and other beverages) served in commemorative glasses. And you can play the Plinko game to win excellent prizes, including official Kentucky Derby memorabilia, wine, gift cards and more.
Of course, the best part of the evening will be knowing that all proceeds go directly to support BBBS’ effective, essential youth mentoring programs, giving children in the Twin Cities the inspiration, encouragement and support they need to succeed.
So get ready to place your bets, kick up your hooves and have some fun for a great cause!