About Event

The 7th Annual Derby Day Soirée

An Evening of Entertainment and Engagement

Saturday, May 4, 2024

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Revel Run

555 S. Dancer Rd

Chelsea, MI 48118

Join Chairs

Toby & Kathy Brzoznowski


The 2024 Derby Day Soirée Host Committee

Bret & Lindsey Borock

Kirk & Michelle Loveless

Jim & Darlyn Daratony

Ryan & Brittany Muneio

Chris & Robyn DeRuyver

Bryan & Julie Muthig

Laura & John Horwath

Taybor Pepper & Haley Williams Pepper

Chris & Sierra Imwalle

Tom & Shirley Randall

Hallie & Henry Jewell

Jaison & Christina Restrick

Diane Kieliszewski

Woody & Betsy Stover
Lori & Brandon Lorenz
Ted & Eileen Thacker


Big Hats ~ Fascinators ~ Bow Ties ~ Derby-Wear-Prizes


Mint Juleps ~ Southern-Inspired Food Stations

Derby Wager Raffle - pick the Derby winner and WIN BIG!


150th Kentucky Derby LIVE on SIX 75-Inch Big Screen TV's

"The most exciting two minutes in sports!"

Reserved Seating for ALL under one "BIG TOP" Tent

Silent & LIVE Auction

Derby Dance Party with DJ Nicole Myint

Emcee - Chuck Colby

Auctioneer - Jim Alban


Derby attire is encouraged


This is an outdoor event and portions of the event will be on the lawn please choose your footwear accordingly


Your support allows Ele's Place Ann Arbor to continue to provide compassionate peer grief support to grieving children, teens and their families FREE OF CHARGE, for as long as they need.

All proceeds from Derby Day Soirée benefit the grieving children, teens and families of Ele's Place Ann Arbor.

Ele's Place is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization

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Ele's Place Ann Arbor

Ele's Place Ann Arbor is the only nonprofit in our community and the surrounding southeast Michigan area dedicated solely to helping children and teens work with and through grief alongside their peers. Unfortunately, the need for our services will never go away. 

Ele’s Place Ann Arbor was established in 2007 by offering one night of weekly programming. In 2019, after opening the doors to our new dedicated healing center - A Home for Healing Hearts - we expanded our services, serving an average of 160 grieving children, teens, and their families each week. The need for our services is critical - in Washtenaw County alone, 4,500 children and teens could potentially benefit from the services of Ele’s Place.

Ele's Place Ann Arbor serves grieving families from 10 Michigan counties, including:  Genesee, Hillsdale, Ingham, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne.  More than half of the families we serve are from Washtenaw County.

Our Mission: Ele's Place is a nonprofit, community based organization dedicated to creating awareness of and support for grieving children, teens and their families. 

Our Vision: To ensure that no child or teen in Michigan grieves alone.

Ele's Place Ann Arbor Community Board Members

Ann Hollenbeck - Chair

Eileen Thacker - Vice Chair

Doug Barber

Mishelle Lamarand

Tom Randall

Michael Spath

Jessica Stubbs

Leyla Conlan

Julie Muthig

AJ Scheidt

Betsy Stover

Tracy Wraight

Michael Crowley

Derby Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Triple Crown Sponsors

Winner's Circle Sponsors


Twin Spires Sponsors



Jockey Club Sponsors




Infield Sponsors