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Silks Derby Eve Bash Moves to September 4, 2020 

Operation Open Arms charity event shifts to new Kentucky Derby Eve date


LOUISVILLE -- Silks Derby Eve Bash, the annual fundraising event for Operation Open Arms, announced today that its event will move to September 4th this year to coincide with the rescheduling of the 2020 Kentucky Derby.


The 12th annual Silks Derby Eve Bash will be on Friday, September 4th at historic Locust Grove in Louisville, KY. The charity made its decision as Churchill Downs announced it would delay the Kentucky Derby from May 2 to September 5 because of concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic.


Tickets and more information are available on the Operation Open Arms websiteoparms.org.



Silks in the Bluegrass, the annual fund-raiser benefiting Operation Open Arms, Inc., is looking forward to celebrating again this year, on FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2020.

  • This year our Silks in the Bluegrass Sponsor Dinner will be held at GlenEntry, historic home of Ambassador Cathy Bailey and Mr. Irv Bailey. You and your guests will enjoy a lovely evening on the night before the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby complete with cocktails and dinner by Renown Louisville Chef Kathy Cary.
  • Dancing after dinner will be at Historic Locust Grove located less than 5 minutes from the Bailey home. Cocktail Attire.

Choose from several Sponsorship Levels.

Twin Spire Sponsor: $250.00

• Dinner ticket for 1 person to Silks in the Bluegrass, Cocktails and Dinner.

• Dancing for 1 at the after party, The Silks Bash, at Locust Grove (less than 5 minutes from GlenEntry).

Oaks Sponsor: $2,500.00

• Priority Seating for 10 at Silks in the Bluegrass, Cocktails and Dinner.

• Dancing for 10 at the after party, The Silks Bash, at Locust Grove (less than 5 minutes from GlenEntry).

• Recognition in Program.

Derby Sponsor: $5,000.00

• Priority Seating for 10 at Silks in the Bluegrass, Cocktails and Dinner.

• Dancing for 10 at the after party, The Silks Bash, at Locust Grove (less than 5 minutes from GlenEntry).

• Use of a Jockey Club Suite one time during the 2020 Fall Meet including night racing, Thanksgiving Day or any day during the Fall Meet. (Suite is on a first come, first serve basis)

• Recognition in Program.

Operation Open Arms Child Sponsor: $8,500.00

• Your contribution will support a child for ONE year.

• Priority Seating for 10 at Silks in the Bluegrass, Cocktails and Dinner.

• Dancing for 10 at the after-party, The Silks Bash, at Locust Grove (less than 5 minutes from GlenEntry).

• Use of a Jockey Club Suite one time during the 2020 Spring Meet, including Opening Night, Saturday, April 25, 2020, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday of Derby week or any other day. (Suite is on a first come, first serve basis)

• Recognition in Program.

NOTE: This does NOT include Oaks or Derby.

Venue Information

Home of Ambassador Cathy Bailey and Mr. Irv Bailey
4326 Glenview Avenue
Glenview, KY 40025
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Organizer Information

Operation Open Arms


P.O. Box 187
Harrods Creek, KY 40027

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