Since 2012 Mom’s Closet has held a fundraiser on the opening night of Churchill Downs’ Spring Meet. It is held the Saturday before the Kentucky Derby. The event has become one of our most successful fundraising opportunities. Our 2016 theme was Casablanca Nights. Guests came dressed in their most glamorous 40’s attire to a Moroccan themed room. Our live and silent auctions proved to be the highlight of our evening. Kevin Harned of WAVE3 news was our auctioneer and he rallied the crowd to bid on 5 incredible items. Tim Manning also shared information about our moms programs and gave everyone the opportunity to Sponsor A Mom at various levels. All together we were able to raise over $68,000 for Mom’s Closet Resource Center.

We are planning another exciting evening for April 29, 2017, titled “Moonlight Masquerade”! It will be held Opening Night at Churchill Downs. Evening includes entry into the Trophy Room and outside patio, private betting windows and bar service, dinner buffet and racing program. We will be giving a prize away for the Best Mask! If you don’t have a mask, we have them available on our website; please check for pre-order information.

Last year we sold out, so we urge guests to purchase their tickets as soon as possible.  You can purchase online below, or we can email or mail you an invitation. If you need additional information, please email Laura Wingfield at

To view photos from last years event please click here.