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Derby Day is Back!


Habitat for Humanity of Horry County Announces Return of Derby Day Fundraising Event at New Location

Habitat for Humanity of Horry County has announced the return of their annual fundraising event, Derby Day. The signature event is planned for May 7, 2022 – the day of the Kentucky Derby. Derby Day is held in partnership with Coastal Carolina Sertoma Club.

The event was last held in 2019 prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2022, Derby Day is planned to be held at a new location – Pine Lakes Country Club. Founders Group International will serve as the presenting sponsor while WMBF News will serve as the primary media partner.

“We’re excited to bring Derby Day back this year at a beautiful new location,” states Jason Greene, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Horry County. “As we continue to pursue the mission of Habitat here in Horry County, funds raised by the event support our ability to partner with more families in need of affordable housing within our community.”

Beginning at 4:00pm and ending at 7:30pm. Derby Day will feature a broadcast of the Kentucky Derby main event, special appearances by WMBF team members, a best-dressed contest, silent auction and more.

“We are thrilled to be hosting Habitat for Humanity’s Derby Day event at Pine Lakes Country Club,” said Steve Mays, president of Founders Group International. “With its rich history, Pine Lakes is an ideal venue for one of the coolest events on Myrtle Beach’s social calendar, and we are looking forward to supporting a great event that benefits an even more important cause.”

The majority of the proceeds from the event will support the mission of Habitat for Humanity of Horry County, helping to build a home in partnership with a local family. Remaining proceeds will support Coastal Carolina Sertoma’s Christmas shopping initiative, Walmart for Kids.

Those interested in attending the event can purchase tickets here.

Sponsorships for the event are also needed and are offered at various levels. Sponsorship information can be found here. Those interested in sponsoring can also contact the Development Director at (843) 999-6471.

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