The Operation Open Arms Silks Bash Charity Event Moves to New Date

Derby Eve - September 4th, 2020

Silks Derby Eve Bash, the annual fundraising event for Operation Open Arms, announced that its event will move to September 4th this year to coincide with the rescheduling of the 2020 Kentucky Derby.

The 12th annual Silks Derby Eve Bash will be on Friday, September 4th, at historic Locust Grove in Louisville, KY. The charity made its decision as Churchill Downs announced it would delay the Kentucky Derby from May 2 to September 4 because of concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"The children we help were born into challenging circumstances. The challenge of moving our event pales by comparison," said Cathy Bailey, co-founder of Operation Open Arms. "Though we continue to share in the nation's concerns regarding the coronavirus, the promise of the future provides us encouragement and hope. All of us at Operation Open Arms stand in solidarity with Churchill Downs as the entire community works together to support Louisville's most celebrated tradition and the longest running sporting event in the United States."

The opportunity to purchase tickets is still available on our website until noon of September 3rd.

Silks in the Bluegrass Sponsor Dinner

Where:GlenEntry, historic home of Ambassador Cathy and Mr. Irv Bailey.

When:Friday, May 1st, 2020


Food: Dinner by renowned chef, Kathy Cary

After Dinner:Dancing after dinner at Historic Locust Grove (less than 5 minutes from the Bailey Home).

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Silks Bash 2020

What:Catered party at Historic Locust Grove

Dance the night away with:Your Generation In Concert

When:May 1st, 2020

Time:7:30pm to 12:30am

Cost:$100 per person

Dress:Derby Chic

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