About Our Event

Join us for this 2023 Kentucky Derby event, our Rotary Club's annual fundraiser. This is where we raise the funds that support the projects we do in the community and the world, such as:

  • Giving free dictionaries to third graders
  • Awarding scholarships at Roseland University Prep and Roseland Collegiate Prep
  • Sponsoring a high school student in a construction vocational program
  • Sending kids and teens to a variety of camps
  • Installing solar cookers in Uganda
  • Sending medical kits and generators to Ukraine

Each year we designate a beneficiary to be our fund-a-need recipient. We are proud to announce that we have selected Social Advocate for Youth (SAY) to receive the funds raised during the "raise your paddle" portion of the event. SAY’s mission is to serve the most vulnerable children, youth, and their families so they can realize their fullest potential to live their best lives. They do this through a family of services, such as:

  • Youth crisis services
  • Housing
  • Counseling
  • Career and Life Readiness

We are excited to support the essential work SAY does for our youth and we hope you'll join us with your generosity.

This Kentucky Derby-themed event is going to be fun and exciting. There will be a silent auction, delicious food provided by Sally Tomatoes, and a hosted bar with champagne, wine, beer, and even mint juleps! We'll have many games to play, including wine keys with only one that will open a mini-fridge stocked full of premium wines, golden tickets that will allow the winner to pick any live auction item (with some exceptions), a dessert frenzy and the chance to pick the winning horse at this year's actual Kentucky Derby horse race. We encourage attendees to dress in Kentucky Derby style, such as large hats and bow ties. It's going to be a fun afternoon!

The cost for individual tickets is $150. Event and table sponsorships are available at the levels below. All sponsors will get their company logo on all marketing materials and announcements for the event.

  • Gold Level - $2,500 (includes a table for 10 and a half page ad in the program)
  • Silver Level - $2,000 (include a table for 8 and a half page ad in the program)
  • Table Sponsor Level - $1,500 (includes a table for 8 and a quarter page ad in the program)
  • Bronze Level - $500 (includes 2 tickets to the event)

To purchase tickets or sponsor the event, click the horse below. You can also scroll back to the top of this page and click the Buy Tickets link in the menu bar at the very top. Thank you for joining us and for supporting the work we do!


For questions about this event, contact President-Elect Nate Gulbransen at nate@westcoastsolarenergy.com. Thank you and we hope you can join us!