Come celebrate Spring while supporting community TV and join us for the 7th Annual Derby Day Gala on Saturday, May 5th! “This event allows us to continue to strengthen and enrich the services we provide to the community”, states Okemo Valley TV’s Board President, Julie Bowyer. In addition to operating 2 community access cable TV channels (on Comcast & VTel), Okemo Valley TV offers a wide variety of free and low-cost media services to local residents and community organizations, including the equipment and training needed to produce shows of their own. “Our sponsors as well as the support form the community means we are able to continue (that work)”, adds Bowyer. With Derby Day falling on Cinco de Mayo this year, Gala guests can expect there to be a unique blending of themes. The event also serves as an unofficial Spring kick-off party for the Okemo Valley Golf Club and is open to the public. There will be a dinner of “small plates” and entertainment included. Activities will include several locally-sponsored “horse races” with charity betting, viewing of the live Kentucky Derby, and a silent auction. There will also be a cash bar featuring Derby and Cinco de Mayo-themed drinks.
Sponsor Horses for the Charity BettingPart of the Derby Gala includes charity betting, whereby video of syndicated horse races are shown on the screen. Each horse has a number, and you get to "sponsor" your own horse (or multiple horses, if you wish). Horse sponsors get their names (or their business's name), along with their horses names, in the event program for the night. There are of these syndicated 8 races in total. Prizes are given to the winners of each race.
A Big "THANK YOU" to this year's event sponsors- Okemo Mountain Resort (our host), William Raveis Real Estate / VT Properties, Stemwinder / Wine & Cheese Depot, Jim Alic, Ludlow Insurance Agency, The Book Nook, Ludlow Side Hill Cronchers, & Four Seasons Sotheby's International.