Juleps & Jockeys: Derby Day with United Way

Please join us at Oak Hill Stables on Saturday, May 5, 2018, as we share in the magic of Churchill Downs for the “Run for the Roses.” Our second annual Kentucky Derby party begins in conjunction with the start of the live broadcast at 3:00 p.m. and lasts until 7:00 p.m. Enjoy Southern cuisine, mint juleps, a silent auction, big hats, seersucker suits, and so much more as we unite in the festivities that make the Kentucky Derby such a renowned tradition.

Ticket Information (Click Here to Purchase Tickets Online)

  • $50.00 per person
  • Add a “bottomless” mint julep cup for an additional $50.00

Please note event tickets and "bottomless" cups can also be purchased by calling 662-236-4265 or visiting our office, which is located in Suite 5 of the Baker Building at 440 N. Lamar Blvd. in Oxford. If paying by check, make checks payable to "United Way of Oxford & Lafayette County" or "UWOLC" and mail payment to the United Way of Oxford & Lafayette County | Attn: Juleps & Jockeys Tickets | 440 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 5 | Oxford, MS 38655.

Sponsorship Information (Click Here to Visit Our Sponsor Page)

The various sponsorship levels for this year's Juleps & Jockeys are listed below:

  • Title Sponsor: $15,000
  • Winner's Circle: $10,000
  • Triple Crown: $7,500
  • Blue Ribbon: $5,000
  • Gold Cup: $2,500
  • Silver Cup: $1,000
  • Rose Club: $500
  • Twin Spires: $250
  • Julep Club: $100

It is important to note that cash as well as in-kind contributions will be accepted in regards to the referenced sponsorship levels, which are outlined in detail in the 2018 Juleps & Jockeys Sponsorship Packet. Please click here to submit your sponsorship commitment form online. If paying by check, make checks payable to "United Way of Oxford & Lafayette County" or "UWOLC" and mail payment to the United Way of Oxford & Lafayette County | Attn: Juleps & Jockeys Sponsorships | 440 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 5 | Oxford, MS 38655.

Churchill Downs Private Estate Experience (Click Here to Learn More)

Similar to last year, we will be auctioning a priceless experience that will appeal to horse racing enthusiasts as well as others throughout our community. The Churchill Downs Private Estate Experience includes:

  • VIP Private Jockey Club Suite for 10 at Churchill Downs during the Spring, September, or Fall Meets
  • Race Named in Your Honor & Trophy Presentation
  • Three-Night Stay at Roseheights Estate (Louisville) for Up to 10 People
  • Southern Style Country Brunch for 10
  • Winspire Booking & Concierge Service

Do not miss out on a chance to experience the exciting and colorful spectacle of thoroughbred racing in a private suite with your party of ten as the nation's finest horses compete at Churchill Downs. Along with watching the spectacular action on the track, you can stroll through the historic grounds of the world's most legendary racetrack and enjoy the ambiance of one of the most hallowed shrines in American Sport.

In addition, enjoy a three-night stay for up to ten people at Roseights Estate, which is situated on one of the most elite streets in Louisville in the prestigious Highlands/Cherokee Gardens neighborhood. Built in 1901, this prestigious home has been host to many notable figures in U.S. history, including First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, President Harry S. Truman, and President Lyndon B. Johnson.  The house is ten minutes from Churchill Downs and just blocks away from some of the best restaurants in the city, including the ever-expanding "urban bourbon" trail.

Winspire provides a team of seasoned travel professionals who will help you redeem your experience. All travel-related details and reservations are handled for every part of your Winspire experience. Winspire's service also provides you with an established network of onsite contacts who can help you book additional experiences, activities, and tours. Join us for Juleps & Jockeys in order to have an opportunity to bid on this priceless experience!

The Impact of Your Support in Our Community

The funds raised in conjunction with Juleps & Jockeys will advance our organization's mission, which is to improve lives and meet community needs by uniting people and resources. Through its program partners and community coalitions, our local United Way touches every age group and demographic in the Lafayette-Oxford-University (LOU) community. The United Way of Oxford & Lafayette County is proud to partner with so many tremendous individuals and entities to support health, education, financial stability, and basic needs. Whether you buy an event ticket, serve as an event sponsor, or make a donation to our organization, your generous support will make a significant difference in the lives of others.

We look forward to seeing you at Oak Hill Stables on May 5th as we join together as a community to enjoy the Kentucky Derby and make a significant difference in the lives of others.