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Valley Children's Healthcare

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After canceling our event two consecutive years due to the pandemic, we are full speed ahead planning for a 2022 Derby comeback! While following state and local health guidelines, we are working closely  with the hospital, the fairgrounds, our various vendors and the enthusiastic La Feliz membership to bring you a fabulous party on May 7th, 2022! Please reserve your tickets and save the date for an unforgettable afternoon!

On behalf of La Feliz Guild, we have missed you and are so looking forward to this year’s Derby Down!

Kim Ball, Joanna Felger, Dede Glaser & Stacey Simons

2022 Event Chairs



Join the La Feliz Guild of Valley Children’s Healthcare to benefit the health and well-being of our Valley’s children at Derby Down: A Day at the Races. This annual event, held on the same day as the actual Kentucky Derby, is a fun, classy event that takes place on the infield of the racetrack at the Big Fresno Fairgrounds.

Dress In Your Derby Finest & Join Us

For A Fabulous Afternoon Where You'll Enjoy:

  • Dine on fine Southern Cuisine under a Big Top Tent that serves as our Dining Pavilion

  • Bibe from our hosted bar with libations from Donaghy Sales & Valley Wide Beverage

  • Of course, no Kentucky Derby party would be complete without refreshing Mint Juleps (a perfect balance of Maker’s Mark Kentucky Bourbon, fresh mint & powdered sugar)

  • Enjoy spirited live Bluegrass and Dixieland music as a bugler announces each event in the background

  • Shop the various vendor booths and view the latest luxury automobiles from Fresno's best dealerships

  • Fanciful and elegant hats are the order of the day, with “Best of Show” awarded to men and women

  • Mobile bidding on many fabulous items at our Silent Auction

  • Private satellite wagering on the Kentucky Derby, as well as other prestigious races across the country, viewed on stunning jumbo LED video screens

  • After the races collect your winnings right there on the infield!


Sue Arnold | Kim Ball | Kristy Beckett | Hillary Bell | Cheri Betts | Lizzie Betts | Tracy Blair | Melanie Chandler | Kristi Costa | Megan Crocket | Joanna Felger | Lesley Fisher | Sharon Fisher | Ferol Garcia | Dede Glaser | Erin Gleason | Erika Hoppe | Genelle Kumpe | Cici Lee | Margarita Matoian | Rae Matson | Carrie McKeighan | Gina McNamara | Megan Meyers | Demetria Miller | Paley Peralez | Kristen Prieto | Cece Quinn | Renee Rees | Lauren Ruff | Kristin Safian | Lindsay Sarkisian | Rhonda Schafer | Chiara Sill | Stacey Simons | Anna Spivak | Kimberly Swanson | Kelly Swertfager | Lisa Swertfager | Shayna Telesmanic | Jolene Telles | Kyle Urive | Shelly Vote | Patti Wasemiller | Kirsten Years | Sally Allbright | Brittany Cox | Sandy Mason | Tara Peltier | Jenna Straeter


Mendy Alkotob | Joyce Bird | Nancy Boone | Linley Brinker-Harding | Marilyn Brown | Wendy Carroll | Carol Chandler | Cary Cossette | Jane Fortune | Alyce Fourchy | Anne Franson | Rita Gladding | Rebecca Gomes | Wendy Gottlieb | Ann Graffis | Shirley Hayes | Kathy Huebert | Liz Hulme | Beanie Irola | Carolyn Johnson | Maurine Jones | Allison Karahadian | Marcia Kraft | Mary LaFollette | Pam Lamborn | Carolyn Larsen | Lana MacMichael | Vicki Mathiesen | Rebecca McGregor | Sheri McKeighan | Demi Mehas | Karen Mello | Juli Mitchell | Georgia Murach | Kristan O’Neill | Ginny Overstreet | Anne Peck | Judy Peracchi | Judie Pierrot | Betsy Reeves | Susan Schultz | Linda Smittcamp | Ralene Stevens | Sandy Stroup | Valdeine Thomason | Valerie Vuicich | Kristine Walter | Barbara Watson | Genie Waugh | Kathleen Whitehurst | Susan Woods | Samantha Bauer | Connie Bradford | Karen Brown | Michele Waldron

Thank You For Our 2022 Derby Down Sponsors

$15,000 Sponsorship

Fresno Lexus

$10,000 Sponsorship

McCormick Barstow LLP | Valley Wide Beverage | Erin Gleason in honor of Michael Gleason

$7,500 Sponsorship

Sagaser Watkins & Wieland PC

$6,000 Sponsorship

Fresno First Bank | Fresno Plumbing & Heating | JP Lamborn Co. | Pacific Solar Company | Riverstone Development, LLC. | Wanger Jones Helsley PC

$5,000 Sponsorship

Donaghy Sales | Media Solutions, Inc. | Wells Fargo Bank

$3,500 Sponsorship

3 Sisters Farming Co. | C-III Construction | Castaneda Engineering | Cici & Brian Lee | Cooper Chase Construction | Cresco-Resco | Dr. & Mrs. Fritz Glaser | EKC Enterprises | GAR Bennett | Kelly & Jack Swertfager | Kerr Wealth Management | Kids Kare | Kimberly & Carl Swanson | Scott & Michelle Weber | Shenandoah Services William & Cathy Lee | Sundance Feedyard | The Garabedian Group | Vuicich Family & Friends | Wawona Frozen Foods | The Heart Group/Dr. John Telles 

$2,500 Sponsorship

Blue Shield of California | California KiDDS Pediatric Dentistry | Citywide | Eric & Lindsey Murakoshi | Etiquette Moderne | Fast Trak Fabrication | Fourchy Farms | Harvest Central Inc. | Hoppe Law | Lesley & Gregg Fisher | Maternal Fetal Center | Nossaman LLP | Peacock Market | The Peracchi & Bell Families | Quiring General, LLC | Saint Agnes Medical Center | The Forks Resort | The Laval and Alkotob Family