Kentucky Derby Gala Fundraiser

Arts & Entertainment
Waynesville Inn
176 Country Club Drive, Waynesville
May 06, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Women of Waynesville, a nonprofit organization that supports the needs of women and children in Haywood County, will present its inaugural Kentucky Derby Gala Fundraiser from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Waynesville Inn, 176 Country Club Drive, Waynesville

The event will be held out on the terrace of Waynesville Inn overlooking the golf course and  mountain views. Guests can help themselves to an array of heavy southern hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

Attendees can watch the races throughout the afternoon on big screen TVs and will have an opportunity to place bets on four different Kentucky Derby races with a chance to win prizes. The event will also feature a Derby Hat and Derby Bowtie Contest judged by local celebrities.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Girls on the Run, a program that trains young girls to run a 5K and also builds self-confidence. Several Haywood County elementary schools have utilized this national curriculum locally to inspire girls to be physically and mentally prepared for life’s challenges.

Tickets for the Kentucky Derby fundraiser cost $35 each and can be purchased at

For more information or to become a sponsor for the event, call 550-9978. To find out more about WOW, visit or follow us on Facebook.