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Sponsorship Opportunities Available For Monmouth Park Annual Kentucky Derby Celebration

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MONMOUTH, N.J. — Sponsorship opportunities are available for one of the most highly anticipated events of the year - the Annual Kentucky Derby Celebration at Monmouth Park. This is an incredible opportunity for businesses to show their support for the vital services of the organization in the widely read Ad Journal.

There are still sponsorship opportunities available for this sold out event. Call Ad Journal Co-Chair Linda Sirico at 917-882-4218 for details.

On Saturday afternoon, May 5, 2018, the Monmouth Park Charity Fund will be hosting its 15th Annual Kentucky Derby Celebration at Blu Grotto’s outdoor garden at the historic Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, N.J. Proceeds from this event provide critically needed funds to over 50 nonprofit organizations in Monmouth County delivering vital services relating to health, those at risk in the community, and those identified as in need of special services. Since 1946, Monmouth Park Charity Fund has distributed $9,447,000.

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The Monmouth Park Charity Fund will be recognizing the following honorees at this year’s Kentucky Derby Celebration: Michael Duru Clothiers for contributing time, talent and treasure to support many local charities; Joseph Roselle as a recognized philanthropic leader and personal champion in the community; and Thomas F. Hayes, Director of Customer and Community Relations at New Jersey Natural Gas, for his commitment and leadership, serving on over 20 local charity boards and assisting countless others, where his hard work and dedication strengthens partnerships between charities and the corporate community.

It is anticipated that 400 guests will attend the event.

Honorary Chairs of the event are Tom Donovan and Phil Villapiano.

Event leaders are Maureen Lloyd, Event Chair; Maria Farhat Tanzola, Event Co-Chair; Nona Balaban, Racetrack Liaison Chair; Margaret Hernandez, Sponsorship Chair, Mary Ann Larkin, Auction Chair; Angela Ashley and Linda Sirico, Ad Journal Co-Chairs; Kit Roache and Ellie Smith, Decoration Co-Chairs and Debi Heptig, Director of Operations.

Committee Members are Tom Barone, Gloria Brucker, Michelle Casserly, Camila Catejo-Tatia, Eva Cavallo, Eileen Cooper, Hope Corcoran, Diane Cusa, Melanie Dallavalle, Bill Denver, Warren Diamond, Jen Diehl, Hon. Serena DiMaso, Katherine Durante, Cynthia Fair, Dave Gruskos, Evie Haas, Tom Hayes, Marielaina LaRosa, Terry Levik, Barbara Luisi, Kimberly Mate, Anna Mayer, Nancy Mazza, Valerie Montecalvo, Meagan O’Flaherty, Dawn Reinhardt, Dr. Stephanie Reynolds,  Anita Roselle, Barbara Rumsby,  Barry Shapiro, Maria Sorensen, Carol Stillwell, George Turner, Marion Wilhalme,

Junior Committee Chairs are Liana Balaban and Michael Hernandez.

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