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Junior League of Reno set for May 4 Derby Day Fundraiser

By Chris Moran

Kentucky Derby fashion and horse races come together at local event

Serving up fashion and fast-paced action, Junior League of Reno will host its second annual Juleps, Jockeys and Jazz Derby Day May 4 at Hidden Valley Country Club. The fundraiser brings together community leaders and League members who aspire to one mission, enriching the lives of women and children in northern Nevada.

“We are excited to host this unique fundraiser that supports our mission of helping women and children and enhances our ability to offer programming to the community,” Kristine Richter, Junior League of Reno president, said. “Last year’s event was a great success and this year promises to be even better.”

Last year’s inaugural event attracted more than 400 local leaders and community members and exceeded its fundraising goals. Junior League of Reno — an organization of volunteers committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community — will direct the proceeds of this year’s event to its Healthy for All projects.

Junior League of Reno has contributed to a better quality of life in northern Nevada by volunteerism efforts and by developing projects that identify and meet the child and family welfare needs of the community. Current and past projects include Kids in the Kitchen, the Ronald McDonald House, the Discovery Room at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, Safe Haven and the Washoe County Graffiti Van.

Individual tickets for Derby Day cost $65, and table sponsorships begin at $500. Tickets can be purchased by calling 826-0445 or emailing [email protected]. For more information about Junior League of Reno projects and to become a member, visit www.jlreno.org.

Founded in 1978, the Junior League of Reno, a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization, has a rich history of community involvement. Membership is comprised of a diverse group of female volunteers committed to building a better community through education, advocacy and volunteerism. Members are directly involved in local community projects intended to positively impact women and children. Current projects include the Dick Taylor Universally Accessible Park, Nevada Discovery Museum, Kids in the Kitchen, and Kids on the Block. The League also supports local non-profit organizations through grants and service projects including the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, the Women and Children’s Center of the Sierra and the Reno Family Shelter. Junior League of Reno owns and operates Arlington Gardens Mall and the Country Garden Restaurant. For more information about Junior League of Reno, visit www.jlreno.org.

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