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We are proud to host what has become the largest Kentucky Derby Party outside of Churchill Downs!
Event sells out each year, tickets go on sale in March, 2014
WELCOME to the online home of the Annual Denver Derby Party - with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Sean "Ranch" Lough Memorial Scholarship. Our one-of-a-kind fund raiser is held annually in Downtown Denver, rain or shine, on the first Saturday in May.
Denver Derby Party 2014
May 3, Rain or Shine, 1:00 to 6:30 pm.
The Denver Derby Party has grown to become one of the most unique and highly anticipated fund raising events in the country. With an immaculately dressed crowd, this year's event will be held in beautiful Downtown Denver, at the centrally located and scenic Denver Performing Arts Complex!
The venue will include the outdoor Sculpture Park, Buell Theater, and the Boettcher Concert Hall and a portion of the Galleria. All tickets include admission, entertainment, food, and all beverages. The race and entertainment will be displayed on over 25 different HDTVs located throughout the event, and will include a special 30' x 18' high resolution LCD.
The Sean "Ranch" Lough Memorial Scholarship - commemorating the life & accomplishments of Sean Lough
We are proud to say that 100% of the proceeds of this event benefit a CSU scholarship given in Sean's name.Make a Donation
Funded in memory of Sean "Ranch" Lough, a remarkable individual who touched many people with his spirit, aspirations, humor, and kindness. Although his life and bright future were cut short, his spirit remains in everyone he knew.
Sean Lough (AKA 'Ranch') was a dear friend, brother and son who tragically passed away in June of 2001 as a result of a mountain biking accident, while living in Richmond, Virginia. In his twenty-nine years of life, Ranch accomplished more than many do in a lifetime. One of his greatest attributes was his ability to live every day to its fullest and have a good time while focusing on accomplishing the high goals he set for himself.
It is felt that this scholarship in his name shall be given to an individual that exemplifies the qualities Ranch had, including a high GPA, an economic need and most of all a hearty personality and a love for life. With this scholarship we hope to help other young people accomplish the goals and aspirations that Ranch never had the chance to. The 4-year, full-ride scholarship to Colorado State University, Sean's alma mater, is awarded to a deserving student each year at the Derby Party.
We are proud to function on a 100% volunteer basis, with zero operating costs!
The Sean “Ranch” Lough Foundation has absolutely no operating expenses. Its founders and supporters volunteer their time, and the scholarship funds are deposited into CSU’s 501(c)3 and are managed by the school’s endowment manager.
Contact us to see how you can volunteer or become a sponsor and help us send Denver inner city youths to college.
A Huge Thank You to all our generous sponsors who make this whole thing possible!
Sponsorship provides a great opportunity to place your brand or product in front of a prime demographic.
Tickets for Derby Party 2014 will go on sale in March. Thanks for your support!
We are excited to partner with EZregister
for seamless online ticketing.
Take a look at what all the fuss is about - check out photos and video of past Derby Party events
2013 Derby Party Overview & Scholarship Award.
This video shows footage, interviews, and an overview of the annual Derby Party benefiting the Sean Ranch Lough Memorial Scholarship.
Video courtesy of Colorado State University
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Derby Party Social Hosts & Committee Members
Scott Anderson, Terrance Hunt, Mark Barger, Josh White, Garrett Gee, Mike Berg, Brad Hansen, Mike Dominguez, Ron Martinez, Steve Heim, Drake Harris, Kevin Curran, Matt Zettel, Scott Watkins, Bluey Kwech, Mark Zemenak, Ryan Williams, Mike Ligon, Roland Eibl, Matt Barnhill, Kretice Leiker Crowson, Aimee Monihan, Chip Kahn, Kishen Mangat, and Nick Mystrom.