|The PWS Derby is the annual fundraising party for PWS in Colorado. Taking place on the first Saturday in May, donors enjoy mint juleps and Derby cuisine, watch and bet on the actual race, and use their winnings and cash to bid on prizes at the live and silent auctions. PWS families work together to make the event a success. This event supports the following programs:
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
RAISE MONEY ONLINE
PWSACO will provide an online fundraising page in early 2019. This is a great opportunity to get your friends and family to support our cause and help raise awareness for Prader-Willi syndrome. All funds raised online can be used towards Derby admission packages.
INVITE DERBY NEWBIES
We would love to make the PWS Derby the biggest Derby party in Denver. If you have friends that attend other parties in Denver, make sure to tell them about our event now so they can SAVE THE DATE. Next year the Derby will be on May 4, 2019!
SPONSOR A TABLE
Plan ahead and choose to sponsor a table for your fiends and family. It is a great way to raise awareness and is a great way to spend an afternoon at the races!
SPONSOR THE DERBY
Want to help offset the costs of the event and promote your business? Consider becoming a sponsor at levels starting at $1,000!
If you are left with PWD’s at the end of the night you can take these home! Unfortunately, they will not be good next year and any un-used PWD’s will not be converted back to USD. All Prader Willi Dollar purchases are considered a donation to PWSACO.
Prader Willi Dollars (PWD) are the currency used at the PWS Derby event. You MUST use PWD to bet on the race; however PWD can also be used at the event in place of cash. 1 PWD = 1 USD.
Yes! The PWSACO Derby is a family friendly events. We have activities for kids of all ages.
YES! Make sure to research the horses in advance. All betting must be done with Prader Willi dollars (PWD). There is a $20 min bet per card and all bets must be made in $5 increments. Odds are paid out based on the odds at the event and will be paid out in PWD after the race.
Interested in helping solicit donations for the auction or have a item you would like to donate? Want to volunteer at the event? Let us know how you want to help by completing the form below.