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Opening Night is April 25, 2020!  See order info Below!

Since 2012 SPARC Hope, formerly Mom’s Closet, has held a fundraiser on the opening night of Churchill Downs’ Spring Meet. It is held the Saturday before the Kentucky Derby. The event has become one of our most successful fundraising opportunities. Our 2019 theme was Rising Stars. Guests came dressed in everything from Derby Attire to Red Carpet Wear!  And the decor was unbelievable!  It was an incredible evening filled with fun and laughter, while raising funds for MCRC, now SPARC Hope.

We are planning another exciting Opening Night event April 25, 2020, having a Derby Theme!  Evening includes entry into the Trophy Room and outside patio at Churchill Downs, private betting windows and bar service, dinner buffet and racing program. We will also have a silent auction and raffle to raise funds to support the single parents we serve.

Last year we sold out, so we urge guests to purchase their tickets as soon as possible.  You can purchase online below.  Or you can send us a check in the mail to our office location at 11921 Brinley Ave., Ste. 101, Louisville, KY  40243.  If you need additional information, please email Laura Wingfield at

Early bird pricing of $125 per ticket, is only available through 1/31/20.  After that, tickets go up to $160 per seat; Early bird pricing for a table of 8 is $1000 through 1/31/20; After that, table of 8 will go up to $1280. Purchase tickets below!

For information on ways to become a sponsor for this event, please view our Sponsorship Opportunities 2019

To view photos from past event, see below:

2018 – Top Hats and Tiaras
2017 – Moonlight Masquerade
2016 –  Casablanca Nights.
2015 – The Gatsby Affair
2014 – Night of Silks
2013 – 10th Anniversary
2012 – 1st Annual Gala

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