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UPDATE: We are officially SOLD OUT of tables and race horses for A Night at the Races! Thank you to the more than 320 planning to attend and all those who purchased all of our 90 race horses! Good luck everyone...And we're off!

Doors open at 6 p.m. Betting booths open at 6:30 p.m. First race is at 7 p.m.

Place your bets and meet us in the winner's circle for A Night at the Races on Saturday, February 4, 2023. This will be a Kentucky Derby-style evening of horse races and betting all for the benefit of our Resurrection College Prep students.

A Night at the Races is an audience-participation event where actual horse races are shown by DVD to recreate the fun and excitement of being at the racetrack. Each race is announced live and features on-site betting booths. We will transform the RES cafeteria into Churchill Downs. RES will supply the tables, chairs, tablecloths, plates and utensils, and the entertainment. You bring the food, beverages, and friends.

Three Ways to Participate

  1. Buy a Table: Grab 7 of your friends, buy a table for 8, and gallop over to RES to place your bets! Event is BYOB food and beverages. Pack your coolers, order pizzas to RES, come up with derby-themed food and drinks to share, or whatever you'd like, and come on over to RES for a one-of-a-kind fundraiser.
  2. Purchase a Horse! For $50 you can own a horse in one of the races - this is where it gets really fun! Winning horse owners receive $100 cash and their horse is included in the Grand Championship Race for a chance to win $1,000. All horses must be sold by Friday, January 27. Horses will NOT be on sale the night of the races. As a horse owner, you come up with the horses name, the jockey's name, and the trainer's name to be listed in the official race-night program (names subject to approval).
  3. Sponsor A Night at the Races! See sponsorship packages below


How does it work?

Check out the horses running in each race in the official program. Does the name of a horse jump out at you? Or maybe you know the owner of one of the horses? However it speaks to you, get in line and place your bets! There are 10 races, with the 10th being the Grand Championship composed of all of the winning horses from the previous 9 races.

Betting windows will be open before each race and players can bet on any horse in that particular race. All bets must be in $2 increments (CASH ONLY!) and for the win only. Once the betting windows are closed, the cash payouts for each horse will be computed and announced. Resurrection will keep 50 percent of the pot from each race and the remaining 50 percent will be divided equally and paid out to those who bet on the winning horse.

A special thank you to RES teacher Nicole McGrath and her husband John, the current parents and chairs of this event.

We would also like to thank the following faculty, staff, and parent volunteers, Maggie Qualter, Joe Lascon, Sr. Mary Ann, Karen Groszek, Sam Toomey, Brianna O'Donnell, as well as Geoffrey Pautsch, dad of sophomore, Elizabeth.

Thank you to Signature Bank and Crystal Overhead Door for being our event sponsors. *See sponsorship packages below





A Night at the Races | 2023 Sponsorship Packages

This new and exciting event combines the excitement of horse races, derby parties, and fundraising all together for a fundraiser that will be remembered. A Night at the Races is an audience-participation event where actual horse races are shown by DVD to recreate the fun and excitement of being at the racetrack. We will transform the RES cafeteria into Churchill Downs. Join us and 300 of our closest supporters as we place our bets on raising more than $20,000 for our students. All funds raised during this event support our Annual Fund.

BE A NIGHT AT THE RACES SPONSOR | PURCHASE A PACKAGE HERE


RES Cup Sponsor: $5,000 (exclusive opportunity)

The RES Cup sponsorship is the Night at the Races primary event sponsor. This is an exclusive sponsorship and places you and your company at the forefront of all Night at the Races promotions and event action.

Sponsor Benefits:

  • A table for 8 at the event with pizza, soft drinks, wine, and beer provided
  • Full page ad in the Night at the Races program booklet (5x8)
  • A copy of your logo and a link to your business website will be added to the RES Night at the Races web page as the RES CUP Sponsor
  • Your company name and social media account will be tagged in five (5) Night at the Races social media mentions a week
  • Your logo will be placed on highly visible Night at the Races banner located on Resurrection fence on Talcott Avenue prior to the event and during the event
  • Your company will be acknowledged as RES Cup Sponsor on the Resurrection College Prep High School marquee located on the corner of Talcott and Oriole Avenues
  • Your logo will be placed on promotional materials
  • Your logo will be on the Night at the Races betting tickets
  • Your Sponsor status will be acknowledged and thanked throughout the evening during the event announcements

Trifecta Sponsor: $3,000

The Trifecta sponsorship is perfect for the company or group of current parents that want everything taken care of the night of the event and declare the RES pride through event announcements, printed promotion, and social media posts.

Sponsor Benefits:

  • A table for 8 at the event with pizza, soft drinks, wine, and beer provided
  • Half page ad in the Night at the Races program booklet (5x4)
  • Your company name and link to your business website will be added to the RES Night at the Races web page as the Trifecta Sponsor
  • Your company name and social media account will be tagged in three (3) Night at the Races social media mentions a week
  • Your company will be acknowledged as Trifecta Sponsor on the Resurrection College Prep High School marquee located on the corner of Talcott and Oriole Avenues
  • Your Sponsor status will be acknowledged and thanked throughout the evening during the event announcements

Homestretch Sponsor: $1,500

Want the benefit of promotion leading into Night at the Races and the fun of attending this interactive event? This is the opportunity for you!

Sponsor Benefits:

  • A table for 8 at the event (food and beverages NOT provided)
  • Quarter page ad in the Night at the Races program booklet (5x2)
  • Your company name and link to your business website will be added to the RES Night at the Races web page as the Homestretch Sponsor
  • Your company name and social media account will be tagged in one (1) Night at the Races social media mentions a week
  • Your Sponsor status will be acknowledged and thanked throughout the evening during the event announcements

Paddock Sponsor: $1,000

Grab 7 of your friends and show your support for RES in-person at the event and receive recognition for your support throughout the night.

Sponsor Benefits:

  • A table for 8 at the event (food and beverages NOT provided)
  • Business card ad in the Night at the Races program booklet (3.5x2)
  • Your company name and link to your business website will be added to the RES Night at the Races web page as the Paddock Sponsor
  • Your Sponsor status will be acknowledged and thanked throughout the evening during the event announcements

Announcement Sponsor: $500 (limited- 9 spots available)

Highlight your business or family's support of RES is this unique, live opportunity. Be one of only nine 30 second announcements between each horse race. Either provide a script for the emcee to read or provide your own 30 second video to be played for our 300 attendees.

Sponsor Benefits:

  • Opportunity to provide a 30 second announcement (either via emcee or video) in between races to 300 attendees (pending approval by the Resurrection Institutional Advancement Department)
  • Your company name and link on Resurrection Night at the Races website as an Announcement Sponsor
  • Your sponsor status acknowledged and thanked throughout the evening in the general event announcements

BE A NIGHT AT THE RACES SPONSOR | PURCHASE A PACKAGE HERE