The Grand Lake Area Chamber announced the Night at the Races event for March 5th at Cherokee Yacht Club from 7-10 pm. 

“This is the 40th Anniversary of the Grand Lake Area Chamber of Commerce,” said Tad Jones.  “We want to kickoff the season with a fun event for everyone.”

The Night of the Races has been a special event for several years during Welcome Back Weekend.   There will be a number of races that everyone can use their “funny money” to play with and there will be several side events including a silent auction, a live auction and in Kentucky Derby style – a Derby Hat contest.

“This has always been a fun event for everyone,” said Jaime Dobbins Chamber President.  “This has been a great event to help make the Welcome Back Weekend a great start for the season.”

If you would like to attend the event, tickets can be purchased at the Chamber office for $25 or you can buy a ticket for $20 if you are going to wear a hat.  Any hat will do.  There will also be opportunities to own a horse or sponsor a jockey.

There are also sponsorship levels available which includes more individual tickets and the Chamber would like businesses to make the 40th year special by being a sponsor and inviting clients and customers to this kickoff event. 

Grand Lake Area Chamber

Night at the Races

March 5, 2011


Cherokee Yacht Club

Tickets for the event are $20 if you wear a hat and $25 for hatless.  Appetizers and cash bar.

Suite - $250 – includes 6 tickets to event, favors, bar service, 6 drink tickets, decorate your suite, and horse in one race.  (Suites are limited so please get yours now)

Derby and Crazy hat contest – 50/50 winnings

Fun filled Infield Games between races.

Sponsorships are available at the follow levels:

Own the Race Track - $10,000 – includes 24 tickets to event plus your logo on ALL advertising

Sponsor the bar or the food - $500 each – includes 12 tickets to event plus your logo on advertising and you many decorate the area

Sponsor a Race - $250 – includes 6 tickets to event plus your logo on advertising

Own a Horse or Jockey - $50


Lora Jackson

Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce