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GALT HOUSE HOTEL PRODUCING INAUGURAL NIGHT OF SILK DERBY PARTY

Apr 5th, 11
Saturday, May 7th Party to Benefit Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund

Contact: Keith LaBelle at (502) 619-8533; keithlabelle@msn.com
 
 
The Galt House Hotel, Official Hotel of Churchill Downsä and Kentucky Derby 137Ò, is excited to announce the inaugural Night of Silk Derby Party.  Slated to begin at 8PM on Saturday, May 7 once the festivities at the track have concluded, the first-ever Night of Silk is being produced and hosted by the Galt House to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF).  Showcasing Louisville’s finest cuisine and cocktails via a full open bar, a decadent menu and indulgent desserts including a life-sized chocolate horse, and featuring entertainment by renowned band Simply Irresistible, Night of Silk will create an atmosphere unlike any other Derby event.

 

As with any Kentucky Derby party, Night of Silk will have plenty of “star-power.”  Legendary jockeys past and present, including all Kentucky Derby 137 participants, will attend this Derby party as a show of solidarity and support in raising awareness and to assist in raising funds for the PDJF.  A handful of jockeys slated to be in attendance include: Rafael Bejarano, Gary Birzer, JavierCastellano, Pat Day, Victor Espinoza, Garrett Gomez, Laffit Pincay, Jr., Joel Rosario, Mike Smith and John Velazquez.  The Galt House has agreed to make a donation of at least $5,000 to the PDJF from the sale of each ticket purchased, along with all funds raised during live and silent auctions at the Night of Silk featuring one-of-a-kind, equine-related memorabilia.

 

In its initial year, Night of Silk is proud to have the support of nationally recognized partners Brown Forman, Saks Fifth Avenue Cincinnati, and Southern Wine & Spirits.  Each of these partners has joined with the Galt House to create a most memorable party experience, and to assist in fundraising efforts for the PDJF.  For example, Saks Fifth Avenue Cincinnati will host an in-store champagne reception on Thursday, April 21, from 5:30PM-7:30PM to kick-off the May event and will donate 10% of sales from the event to the PDJF.

 

"I couldn't be more excited to introduce the first-ever Night of Silk to the annual Derby party scene," said Mary Moseley, President and CEO of Galt House Hotel parent The Al J. Schneider Company.  "Our hotel is planning a Derby party unlike any other.  When coupled with raising awareness and funds for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, the inaugural Night of Silk will truly be an affair to remember."

 

“The Galt House Hotel has always been a Kentucky home away from home for jockeys and their families visiting Louisville.  Now the hotel is taking it a step further and we couldn’t be more thankful,” said Nancy LaSala, Executive Director, Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.  “Through the generosity of the Galt House and its inaugural Night of Silk Derby Party, monies raised will assist the PDJF’s mission of helping jockeys who have suffered life-altering injuries on the racetrack.  I would personally like to thank Mary Moseley and the entire Galt House team who are going to great lengths to ensure a successful Derby-night event, and to raise awareness and funds for our organization.”

 

 

What:

Inaugural Night of Silk Derby Party

Benefiting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund

 

When:

Saturday, May 7th (Kentucky Derby)

8PM - 2AM EST

 

Where:

Galt House Hotel

Grand Ballroom (2nd Floor—SUITE Tower)

140 N. Fourth Street

Louisville, KY  40202

(502) 589-5200; (800) 843-4258

www.GaltHouse.com

 

Tickets:

$375/ticket (complimentary valet parking)

To purchase, call the Galt House at (800) 843-4258

For packages of 10 or more, contact Dee Asher at (502) 588-4045

 

Media contact:

Please contact Keith LaBelle with the Galt House Hotel

Cell: (502) 619-8533; E-Mail: keithlabelle@msn.com

 

 

About the Galt House Hotel
Galt House Hotel, The Heart of Louisville, is one of the largest hotels in the Southeast, with 1,290 guest rooms and suites, 124,000 square-feet of convention space, and more than 50 meeting rooms. The hotel features the rooftop Club 360° Fitness Center with sweeping views of the skyline and waterfront, and the Conservatory, a three-story ‘Crystal Jewel’ that connects the hotel’s two towers. In all, the Galt House features seven full-service restaurants and lounges, including RIVUE, a 25th floor revolving, rooftop restaurant, with amazing cuisine. For reservations, call 1-800-THE-GALT, or visit www.GaltHouse.com.

 

About the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund

Established in 2006 by a panel of industry participants, the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) was created as an independent organization to enhance the lives of jockeys disabled on the racetrack.  For more information, visit www.pdjf.org. 

 

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