The Crockett Foundation hosted its 5th Annual Derby Days Preakness Party at Ten Palms located at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, May 20th. More than 250guests, including celebrities, local notables and dignitaries attended the event, which raised $120,000 to benefit the Crockett Foundation’s youth mentoring and tutorial programs.

Celebrity guests included Crockett Foundation founders and former NFL Players, Henri and Zack Crockett, and other former professional athletes – William Floyd, former San Francisco 49ers player and Super Bowl champion; Cornelius Bennett, former NFL player for the Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Falcons and Buffalo Bills; Jessie Tuggle, former All-Pro Linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons; Doug Chapman, former NFL player for the Minnesota Vikings and retired NBA and Miami Heat player, Eddie Jones. Also in attendance were Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca and Michael Udine; and Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam. 

The program was introduced by CBS4 Sports Anchor, Jim Berry,who served as the emcee for the evening. Crockett Foundation’s Executive Director, Eileen LaMarca,took the stage to honor Volunteer of the Year, Mary Kaub,for he rcontribution of time and resources in support of the Crockett Foundation. Henri and Zack Crockett welcomed guests and shared with them the Foundation’s mission to help build character, develop leaders, and improve communities – one child at a time.

During the evening, guests enjoyed Black-eyed Susan welcome cocktails, open bar courtesy of Breakthru Beverage, DJ courtesy of American Social, elaborate buffet style dinner and dessert station and an interactive photo booth sponsored by FunClick.

While drinking and dining, gueststuned in to watch Cloud Computing pass the fan favorite, Always Dreaming to win the 142ndPreakness. The event also included a silent auction andlive auction, featuring a trip to Cuba. All proceeds from the event benefitted the Crockett Foundation’s youth mentoring and tutorial programs.

Sponsors for the event included MeliOrthopedix MD; Merrimac Ventures; Related Group; Moss Construction; Audi; Seminole Hard Rock Casino; Centerline Capital; Papa’s Raw Bar; Ellis Diversified; Avison Young; Fibernet Direct and Charter Schools USA; Penrod Ricard USA;Greenberg Traurig; Breakthru Beverage; Conversian Whale; FBD Contracting Group; GFA International; Hooper Construction; HypowerElectric ; Red Tree Health LLC; Rooms to Go Foundation; Shook, Hardy & Bacon; The Chappell Group ; UBS ; Whiting-Turner Contracting; Winger, Spadafora and Schwartzberg, LLP; Seminole Club of Broward County; Gulf Building Corp; Ocean’s Electric of South Florida; Hunt & Gross P.A.; Steven & Rebecca Stoll; Miami Country Day School; Gehring Group; Shutts& Bowen, LLP; Comcast; Becker &Poliakoff; Waste Connections Inc.; First Green Bank; Dorsky+Yue International Architecture; Boucher Brothers; Dr. Barry Issenberg; Kevin Prophete; Brett Landsman; Miami Cigars; American Social and FunClick. 

About the Crockett Foundation

The Crockett Foundation is a South Florida-based non-profit organization committed to improving quality of life and building strong communities – one child at a time.

Our mission is to help build character, develop leaders, and improve communities by providing educational opportunities, increasing health awareness and inspiring youth so that they may overcome social limitations and grow to become productive and contributing members of society. For more information on the Crockett Foundation, visit Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram