Kay County OSU Alumni holding Fundraiser May 1st

Mike Seals - April 4, 2021 10:35 pm

“Go, baby, go.” The Oklahoma State University Alumni Association – Kay County Chapter is bringing back a Kentucky Derby Inspired- Fundraiser event to Kay County. “Jockeys and Juleps” is a scholarship fundraising event that directly benefits Kay County high school seniors. On May 1st, 2021, this outdoor event will be held at the Marland Mansion stating at 3:30 PM. Regular tickets to the event are $50 per person. “Jockeys and Juleps” will highlight the Kentucky Derby atmosphere with an afternoon of entertainment, Kentucky-inspired heavy hor d’oeuvres, traditional derby beverages, and airing of the 147th Kentucky Derby races.

The OSU Alumni Association – Kay County Chapter primary mission is to generate funds to provide scholarships to local high school seniors who plan to attend Oklahoma State University. Our local chapter, formed in 2004, has awarded $16,000 in scholarships to area seniors representing every high school in Kay County. Recently, our organization has increased the number of scholarships awarded each year. Numerous qualified and accomplished high school seniors apply for our scholarship that awards the student $2000 each year.

“Jockeys and Juleps” will serve as the Kay County Chapter’s yearly fundraiser for scholarship funds. The goal is to generate enough proceeds to be able to provide each deserving applicant a scholarship award to support their education. On average, our local chapter has six to ten applicants from Kay County high schools, each year. With an annual fundraiser such as “Jockeys and Juleps”, we hope to start awarding scholarships to every applicant starting with the 2022 senior class.

We hope to #seeyouatthederby this May 1st! Derby attire is optional. We will have awards for best hat for the ladies, tie or bowtie for the gentlemen, and face mask at the event. Lady’s derby hats will be available for purchase at Liles & Company prior to the event. A portion of those proceeds will be directed to the Kay County Scholarship fund. Regular and VIP tickets are available in person at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, Liles & Company, Sugar Lips, Ponca City Chamber Office, and from our board members: Amy Wilcox, Katie Liston, Dondi Rowe, and Margaret Bowman.

Tickets can also be purchased online at ORANGECONNECTION.org/jockeys. Follow our hashtags:

#poncacityderby #jockeys&juleps



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