Derby Gala Benefit Blessings In A Backpack

Derby Gala Benefit Blessings In A Backpack



The Unbridled Eve Gala is poised to return to the Kentucky Derby Eve social scene again this year with an all-star lineup of talent announced today by hosts and sisters, Tonya York Dees and Tammy York Day.  Headlined by country superstar Luke Bryan, finalist and fan favorite from NBC’sThe VoiceNicholas David, and party dance band, The Louisville Crashers, the black tie-optional soiree will serve guests the opportunity to mingle with Hollywood and sports luminaries such as Jane Seymour (film and television actress, author), Lauren Conrad (fashion designer, author, reality star), Warren Moon (NFL Hall of Famer), Jennifer Tilly (actress), William Fichtner (The Dark Knight), PatrikaDarbo (Days of Our Lives), Jo Dee Messina (recording artist), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Lance Bass (singer/actor), Bonnie-Jill Laflin (NBA scout, radio personality), CeCe Peniston (recording artist),Nora Roberts (author), Bob Guiney (The Bachelor), AJ Foyt (four-time Indianapolis 500 winner), Jen Hoffman (winner, The Amazing Race), Ski Johnson (Grammy Award-winning jazz recording artist), Linda Thompson (actress/songwriter), Julien R. Leparoux (champion jockey), Vicki Gunvalson (The Real Housewives of Orange County), Phil Hellmuth (World Series of Poker champion), Robert Williamson III  (professional poker player).


Unbridled Gala to benefit children’s charity

In its second iteration, the annual Unbridled Eve Gala will be held in the beautifully renovated Grand Ballroom of The Galt House Hotel & Suites on Kentucky Derby Eve: Friday, May 3, 2013, 7 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., and will benefit the children’s charity Blessings in a Backpack as well as three secondary charity beneficiaries.  The exclusive star-studded gala, which draws local and national business leaders, horse racing industry professionals and celebrities from film, television, music, comedy and sports, provides the best in Southern hospitality and entertainment. 

“We are thrilled by how the event is shaping up this year.  While last year’s inaugural event was enormously successful and set a high standard, the newest installment of Unbridled Eve will surpass expectations and offer the perfect kick-off to the ‘most exciting two minutes in sports’,” stated Hosts and sisters, Tonya York Dees and Tammy York Day.

In addition to the celebrities and live musical performances, guests will have the opportunity to bid on fabulous items from the live and silent auctions including some of the most luxurious wining, dining and getaway packages in the world, while enjoying an array of premium specialty bars sponsored by Southern Wine & Spirits including Four RosesMaker’s MarkBulleit Bourbon, The Moët Hennessy Champagne BarKetel One VodkaPinnacle VodkaBarenjager Julep BarConstellation Wine Bars/Svedka VodkasWild Turkey Russell Reserve and Wild Turkey American Honey.