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Derby Day 2015: Hats On for the Kids


Lilliput Children's Services Derby Day Hats On for the KidsDon't miss this signature event celebrating the 141st Kentucky Derby locally while helping Lilliput ensure every foster child is given the opportunity to be part of a safe, nurturing, lifelong family.

THANK YOU supporters for having a direct impact on helping Lilliput best serve our community's most vulnerable children through your support of the "Derby Day 2015: Hats On for the Kids” fundraiser. Known as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports,” the Kentucky Derby party drew a diverse audience of horse racing enthusiasts, as well as “foodies” who enjoy the wonderful culinary offerings of Mulvaney’s.


If you are interested in being recognized as a Derby Day sponsor, please see our ACREs of DREAMS Partnership Opportunities! This year, we are seeking annual partners with benefits provided by us throughout the year as well as at our Derby Day and Spare One events.

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Morabito at (916) 567-4472 or

We are honored to be partnering with the following organizations and individuals this year. They are helping kids dreams of lifelong families come true!






We hope you will consider our supporters for your business and personal needs in the future.


Tickets will be on sale at the end of March!

Ticket cost will be $60/person and includes:

  • Hosted wine & beer
  • Southern-style food and fun all afternoon
  • Live auction, raffle and door prize
  • Convenient valet parking

If purchased at least 2 weeks prior to the event, tickets will be mailed to you. Otherwise, they will be held for you at the door.

Wine Raffle

Win an instant wine cellar (well, at least the wine bottles)Would you like an instant wine cellar of 100 bottles of fine red and white wine? For $100, you can have that chance! With only 100 tickets available, the odds are excellent. All of the wines will be valued at minimally $20. The raffle will be held at this Derby Day event. You do not need to be present to win. The wine will be held at Nugget Markets in South Sacramento for pick up by the winner.

The instant wine cellar is made possible thanks to a partnership with Nugget Markets.

To purchase a ticket, please contact Elizabeth Morabito at (916) 567-4472 or

Event Details

Saturday, May 2, 2015.  1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Mulvaney’s B&L
1215 19th St
Sacramento, CA 95811


  • Live broadcast of the races on multiple big screen TVs.
  • Delicious authentic Southern food menu by Mulvaney's.
  • Live jazz band playing throughout the afternoon.
  • Annual "Ladies Hat Contest"
  • Live and silent auctions with amazing items to be revealed soon.
  • Raffle prizes valued at over $3,000, plus special door prizes.


Valet parking will be available for your convenience

David Sobon AuctionsDavid Sobon AuctionsAuctioneer/Emcee

David Sobon has consulted with hundreds of foundations, non-profits, service and religious groups around the country during the last 21 years to help them fulfill their fundraising goals.

David is an active member of The Association of Fundraising Professionals and a part of their teaching faculty. As a member of The National Auctioneers Association, he earned the title of Benefit Auction Specialists. As a member of the Board of Directors at Children’s Miracle Network & Chevo’s Fund, David’s contributions are felt throughout the community.

David’s fresh and innovative ideas have given way to great and exciting events. It is David’s unique “Benefit Auction System” that helps organizations raise more money and have more fun while changing the lives of those they serve. David says, “There is no better feeling than coming off the stage knowing you made a difference”.

Contact Info:
David Sobon Auctions - 1724 N St, Sacramento, CA 95814
916-730-3330 - |

Hat Contest

The "most creative" hat will be determined by the Derby Day attendees!

Event Contact

Feel free to contact Elizabeth Morabito for more information, to make a check payment, or with any questions! 916-567-4472 or

Lilliput Children’s Services practices effective and ethical fundraising and upholds the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Code of Ethics and Donor Bill of Rights.

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