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Join us for a day at the races to benefit

Valley Children's Healthcare

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 7th, 2022!

Thank you so much for your support of La Feliz Guild’s Derby Down to benefit Valley Children’s Healthcare.

While we are unable to host our annual party again this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are thinking of you and all of our generous sponsors with whom we usually share Derby Down at the fairgrounds. Please be sure to mark your calendars for next year.

Save the Date for May 7th, 2022

We understand circumstances for everyone have been challenging this year. Should you be inclined to offer support in 2021, please feel free to visit:

or send a check to

La Feliz Guild, P.O. Box 28263, Fresno, CA 93720


On behalf of our Guild members, we miss you and can’t wait to see you again.


Erika, Kimberly & Kelly

2020 & 2021 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

Thanks To Our Past Sponsors

$15,000 Sponsorship

Fresno Lexus

$10,000 Sponsorship

$7,500 Sponsorship

JP Lamborn

$6,000 Sponsorship

Amendola Family/Valley Wide Beverage | Fresno Plumbing & Heating | Nossaman LLP | Pacific Solar Company | Wanger Jones Helsley PC

$5,000 Sponsorship

Ratzlaff Tamberi & Wong

$3,500 Sponsorship

Gallagher | Kids Kare Schools, Inc. | Cici & Brian Lee | Solar Negotiators | Kimberly & Carl Swanson | Kelly & Jack Swertfager | Vuicich Family & Friends

$2,500 Sponsorship

3 Sisters Farming | ALTOUR Travel / Melanie Chandler | Kristy & Rickey Beckett | Betts Company | Blue Shield of California | Karen and Carl Brown | California KiDDS Pediatric Dentistry | Cooper Chase Construction | Dalena Farms | Etiquette Moderne | Fisher Nut Company | Fortune Associates - Ted Waldron | Fourchy Farms | Dr. and Mrs. Fritz Glaser | The Heart Group, Dr. Telles | Hoppe Law Group | Gary Hughes | Mad Duck Craft Brewing Co. | McCormick Barstow Sheppard Wayte & Carruth | Moss Adams LLP | 

Preen, A Boutique Salon | Sagaser Watkins & Wieland | Schafer Associates | Sundance Feed Yard,  Inc. | United Security Bank | Western Milling LLC

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