Oceanport, NJ—The Monmouth Park Charity Fund and their 2011 Honorary Chair Phil Villapiano are excited to host the 8th Annual Kentucky Derby Day Celebration from 3:30-6:30 pm on Saturday, May 7th at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, NJ.   The event will exemplify a true Derby Celebration including simulcast betting throughout the afternoon leading up to the Kentucky Derby Race as well as a silent auction, male and female hat contest, hours d’oeuvres and an open bar featuring mint juleps.  Proceeds from this event will be used to provide funds for non-profit agencies throughout Monmouth County.   "Monmouth Park Charity Fund's Kentucky Derby Celebration, hosted at Monmouth Park Racetrack, is an exciting way to enjoy the Kentucky Derby while helping to raise funds for the many charities of Monmouth County who care for those in need in our community," stated Maureen Lloyd, Event Chair.

The Monmouth Park Charity Fund is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.  The mission of the Monmouth Park Charity Fund is to raise and distribute funds to nonprofit agencies in Monmouth County.  These agencies provide services for health care, those at risk in the community, and those in need of special services.   Since the organization’s inception in 1946, over 8.6 million has been distributed to local nonprofit agencies providing these services to residents of Monmouth County.

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The 8th Annual Kentucky Derby Day Celebration will take place on Saturday, May 7th from 3:30-6:30 pm at Monmouth Park Racetrack.  Committee members recently met for a planning meeting at the Oceanport home of Maureen and John Lloyd.  Committee members include (left-right) Judy McClellan, Maria Steinberg, Robin Fitzmaurice, Marion Wilhalme, Barbara Rumsby, Anna Mayer, Loretta Huddy, Mary Ann Martin, Maureen Lloyd, Susan Porter: back row Andrea Mrusek and Diana Crawford. All proceeds will benefit charities of Monmouth County.

If you are interested in sponsorship, providing a silent auction item or to purchase tickets to the event, please contact Maureen Lloyd at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 732-222-2308.