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Taste of the Louisiana Derby

Benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Louisiana

March 21, 2019 – 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Together with Louisiana Lieutenant Governor, William “Billy” Nungesser, the Louisiana Department of Tourism and Ronald McDonald House Charities® of South Louisiana, Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots announced the “Taste of the Louisiana Derby” Celebrity Chef and Charity Gala. Featuring Louisiana seafood culinary creations by several of the regions’ top Celebrity Chefs including Cory Bahr, Owner of Parish Restaurant and Heritage Catering of Monroe, LA., Frank Brigtsen, purveyor of New Orleans-based Brigtsen’s Restaurant, Michael Brewer, Corporate Chef for Brechtel Hospitality and Nathan Broussard, Executive Chef at well-known New Orleans restaurant, Kingfish. The semi-formal Derby themed fundraiser will also include entertainment by Robin Barnes. Barnes, whose unique blend of funky jazz, soul and rhythm and blues have earned her local notoriety as the “Songbird of New Orleans” will also be performing the National Anthem at the venerable Track on Louisiana Derby Day. In addition, a live auction featuring a 2019 Kentucky Derby® Experience with hotel and airfare, 2019 Louisiana Derby Suite Experience, and Rolling Stones Jazzfest tickets, and a George Rodrigue “Blue Dog” print, will be held at the event.

Sponsorship Levels

Presenting Sponsor ($5,000)

The Presenting Sponsorship Level is limited to two primary sponsors and will benefit from the support of the event by receiving the following:

  • Company or Patron name recognition as a premier sponsor of the event in all paid and non-paid traditional and social media for the event.
  • Company or Patron name recognition as a premier sponsor of the event during Lt. Governor Nungesser PR/Media Tour effort for the event.
  • Admission for 12 patrons into event, including one (1) reserved “Win, Place, Show Level premium table for 12 in the Infield VIP area adjacent to entertainment stage.
  • Logo presence in collateral and event signage.

Entertainment Sponsor ($2,000)

The Entertainment Sponsorship Level is limited to two sponsors and will benefit from the support of the event by receiving the following:

  • Company or Patron name recognition as an entertainment sponsor of the event in all paid and non-paid traditional and social media.
  • Admission for 2 patrons into event, including (2) seats at reserved Turf Level premium table for 10 in the Infield VIP area adjacent to the entertainment stage.
  • Autographed Robin Barnes memorabilia.
  • Two Clubhouse VIP Packages including admission, programs and reserved table to the Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots – March 23, 2019.
  • Logo presence in collateral and event signage.

In-Kind Sponsor ($1,000 minimum value)

The In-Kind Sponsorship Level is potentially limited by product category and is primarily designated to offset expense for the event in order to maximize fundraising efforts.

  • Company or Patron name recognition as an in-kind sponsor of the event.
  • Admission for up to 4 patrons into event, including (4) seats at reserved Turf Level premium table in the Infield VIP area adjacent to the entertainment stage.
  • Logo presence in collateral and event signage.

Infield Area Premium Tables

The exclusive Infield Area is a semi-private, limited access reserved table section adjacent to the Entertainment Stage. All tables are reserved only and provide separation from the General Admission area for VIP patrons and their guests, which is ideal for hosting friends of clients during the event.

  • Reserved “Win, Place, Show” Table for 12 ($2,500).
  • Reserved “Turf Level” Table for 10 in VIP Area ($1,500).

Live Auction Item/Packages/VIP Gift Items

Gift Sponsors have the unique opportunity to provide either live auction or individual gifts to all exclusive Infield Area VIP’s.  Individual Auction item/packages, as well as VIP Patron Gifts must be previously agreed upon and permissible by Event Committee and should be made available at least 5 days prior to the event. Details and delivery to be coordinated with Event representatives.

  • Live Auction Item or Package (Min. value $1,000).
  • Patron Gift Sponsor (48 items). Provides one item for each VIP Infield Table patron at the Event.  Minimum retail value $50.00.

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Email of Fax the below information to:

Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Louisiana
Steve Faure, Communications Manager
504-486-6668
steve.faure@rmhc-sla.org

(Deadline for participation is Friday, March 15, 2019)