The Charity League of Atlantic County is a local non-profit organization that annually raises over $150,000 for women and children in need in Atlantic County. We have several fundraisers, including our annual Kentucky Derby event and The Christmas Mart, where we reveal the annual Christmas pin. The pins are handmade through many volunteer hours by our members.
It was another great party hosted by The Charity League of Atlantic County on Saturday, May 5, 2012, as the Sport of Kings held its version of The World Series at Churchill Downs.
Atlantic City Country Club, birthplace of the "birdie," served as the beautiful setting for a party celebrating the racing tradition of The Kentucky Derby. Many women wore beautifully decorated hats and vied for the first, second and third place prizes of "La Belle Dame du Chapeau!"
The mint juleps were liberally enjoyed, as well as several margaritas in honor of Cinco de Mayo. Luckily there were no scratches in advance, and the race started off without a hitch. The odds-on favorite, Bodemeister, made a bold start and held his own. However, everyone loves an underdog -- the fastest 5 minutes on grass ended with I'll Have Another making a sweep from behind at the last minute. It doesn't get any better than that.
Thanks to our sponsors, Shore Medical Center and Cape Bank, for supporting the event that helps to support women and children throughout Atlantic County.
Thanks also to all the volunteers, who without their tireless hours to The Charity League of Atlantic County, nothing would get done. They make the best Bourbon Balls of any organization around.