Homeless Coalition Derby

May 2, 2015 | Photos by Sue Paquin

The Homeless Coalition ran its 5th Annual Kentucky Derby Fundraising Campaign from January 29 to May 2, ending with a victory party at the Isles Yacht Club. This fundraising campaign was created years ago to run as a “race” with “trainers” as captains and “jockeys” as volunteers. The overall winner this year was the Englewood-based “Manasota Manatee,” raising more than $12,000 this year alone. Additional winners of the Derby include Most Spirited Team, “Team Sunstate Favorite;” Congeniality Award, “Team Charlotte Ruby;” and the Golden Horse Award, also “Team Manasota Manatee”. The Derby raised more than $45,000 in operating funds for the Homeless Coalition.