Run for the Roses - Derby Day

Run for the Roses – Derby Day



3:00 pm

Food Stations & Cocktails

3:30 pm

Basket Auction Closes

4:45 pm

Live Auction

5:45 pm

147th Kentucky Derby Post Time

6:57 pm


7:15 – 8:00 pm

Basket Auctions

Good luck and thank you for your support of the Prep!  Winners may pick up their prizes in the Vincent Center lobby at their convenience. Please listen for the announcement of winning numbers and check back to see if you’ve won a basket!

  • A Bag for All Season – Winning #2364241
  • A Day at the Beach – Winning #4646993
  • A Day of Beauty – Winning #4646684
  • A Year of Fresh Flowers – Winning #4646998
  • Accent on Beauty – Winning #4646749
  • Backyard Party – Winning #4646959
  • Binge Watcher’s Dream – Winning #4646854
  • Bourbon-Manhattan Lovers – Winning #4646599
  • Buon Appetito – Winning #2364244
  • By the Seashore – Winning #4646955
  • Cape May Escape – Winning #4646809
  • Catskills Retreat – Winning #2364217
  • Christmas Time – Winning #4646980
  • Chocolate Delights – Winning #4646694
  • Cinco de Mayo – Winning #4646545
  • Color Room – Winning #4646512
  • Come Fly with Me – Winning #2364197
  • For the Wine Lover – Winning #4646509
  • Freshman Dorm – Winning #4646982
  • From Head to Toe – Winning #4646655
  • From Township to The Shore – Winning #4646579
  • Fun at the Hard Rock, AC – Winning #2364200
  • Get Your Grill On – Winning #2364979
  • Hermits Cornhole Set – Winning #4646897
  • Home Theatre – Winning #4646961
  • Josie Kelly’s Irish Indulgences – Winning #4646846
  • Love and Happiness – Winning #2364182
  • Lovely Lashes – Winning #2364242
  • Obagi for Life – Winning #2364241
  • Out on the Town – Winning #4646615
  • Sharrott Winery – Winning #4646778
  • Shop Til You Drop – Winning #4646586
  • Silk Indulgence – Winning #2364222
  • Soccer Union – Winning #4646758
  • Stone Harbor Haven – Winning #4646523
  • Tee Time – Winning #4646875
  • Tiki Bar Adventure – Winning #4646463
  • Treasure Chest of Cash – Winning #4646836
  • Wildwood Days – Winning #2364962
  • Wine Time – Winning #4646678

Live Auctions

1. Sheraton Broadway ~ Myrtle Beach, SC

Look no further than Sheraton Broadway Plantation Resort Villas for a relaxing one-week vacation and an endless array of family-friendly amusements in Myrtle Beach, SC. The resort is steps from Broadway at the Beach and a short drive from Family Kingdom Amusement Park and Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Inside, you will find a 24-hour gym and game room. Outside, resort amenities include sparkling pools, a lazy river, miniature golf and Splash Cove waterslides with interactive water features. As the warm Myrtle Beach breezes blow, sample delicious fare at seasonal Sunny’s Poolside Bar & Grill. 

Your stay will include a two-bedroom villa that sleeps a maximum of eight. 

The week available is Saturday, September 25, 2021 through Saturday, October 2, 2021. 

Donated by a Friend of the Prep 

2. Sweet Amalia Experience

The oyster farm is a producer and purveyor of fine, farm-raised eastern oysters, grown in the cool, clean waters of the southern Delaware Bay in Cape May. Enjoy the distinct flavor of the Sweet Amalia oysters when you and your party of ten experience the farm tour and picnic. Sit by the sweeping Atlantic Ocean tides as you enjoy your meal.

Donated by Lisa Calvo and Ed Pappas

3. Tool Time

Rev up those cordless drills and finish some of your household chores with ease.

This Milwaukee M18 Cordless 4-Tool Combo Kit delivers the most advanced technology in the industry. The collection goes over the top with the M18 Fuel 2-Tool Combo Kit, SAE Ratchet and Sockets, USB Rechargeable Heated Gloves and a Jobsite Cooler.

Honey Do Lists are no match for the tools!

Donated by: The William Hughes Family P’23

4. Premier Golf Package

Enjoy golf outings at three of the area’s best courses.

The package includes foursomes at the beautiful Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point, the pristine Trump National Golf Course in Pine Hill, and the exclusive Little Mill Country Club in Marlton.

We have also added a few golf accessories for your experience.

Donated by Greate Bay Country Club, Trump National Golf Club,

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Giunta P’19 ’21, and Mr. and Mrs. Glen VanIstendal P’21

5. Marriott Frenchman’s Cove, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

Tucked along a picturesque hillside overlooking the calm azure waters of Pacquereau Bay, Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove is a breathtaking complement to the beauty of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Adjacent to Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, this premium vacation ownership resort is reminiscent of a quaint village surrounded by a secluded beach with amazing bay views and St. Thomas Harbor. Your spacious two-bedroom villa features separate living and dining areas, a fully equipped kitchen, a gracious master suite, and a furnished balcony or patio. Relax in the sparkling infinity pool with a water slide, keep up with your workout routine at the fitness center, dine al fresco at our poolside restaurant, or discover family-friendly activities for all ages. This beachfront resort is ready to welcome you!

Book your one-week luxurious vacation.

Availability begins in the gold season – May 2022. A calendar is provided.

Check-in days are Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

The reservation and confirmation will be coordinated between the winning bidder and owner. Contact information is provided.

Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Fean P’23

6. Crew for a Day – Elite Landscaping

A two-person crew to provide the landscaping services you desire for your property. Serving Burlington County to Cape May County, Elite Landscaping is ready to transform your property. After the landscaping work is done, relax in your new Wicker Hanging Basket Chair!

Elite is looking forward to scheduling your service!

Donated by Michael Pasquarello of Elite Landscaping

and Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Davis P’22’ 23 ’26

7. Exclusive Bourbon Collection

A chiller full of rare, specialty bourbon, carefully selected. The collection features smooth blends such as Blanton’s and Buffalo Tres. It also includes the 2017 4 Roses Limited, no longer produced. The rarity of the collection is priceless.

Donated by The Peter Compare Family P’21

8. Disney Getaway

Delight in your fabulous 3-night stay at the Old Key West Resort in Disney World. Your spacious accommodations sleep 4 adults and include a kitchenette, front porch or balcony. 

The extended weekend is Labor Day Weekend ~ Friday, September 3, 2021, with check-out Monday, September 6, 2021. 

All arrangements will be confirmed between the winning bidder and the owner. 

Donated by The Manzer Family P’20 

9. Sports Fan Extravaganza

A collector’s dream! This package includes signed and authenticated athletic memorabilia from some of your favorite Philadelphia athletes including: Allen Iverson (Basketball), Bryce Harper (Cleat), Aaron Nola (Baseball), Joel Embiid (Jersey) and much more! 

Donated by The Michael Dostillio Family P’23 

10. Wine and Cookie’s with Fr. Steve

Chef prepared dinner for eight. You and seven of your nearest and dearest will enjoy a private chef-prepared four-course dinner. Fr. Steve will present and pair a selection of fine wines during your meal. Hor D’oeuvres and four courses at Steve and Cookies by the Bay (Margate, NJ). 

The wine being offered is valued at over $2,000. 

Dates available: between October 2021 and March 2022 

Wines courtesy of Mike Pontano, Donald & Nancy Myers, Barbara Bryant, Dr. James Devine & Mrs. Michelle Perna, and Elvin & Linda Steinberg of ABC Liquors in Bear, DE. 

Graciously hosted by Fr. Stephen M. Curry, O.S.A., Ed.D 

11.  Orange Lakes Resort – Florida

It’s no secret what’s calling you to Orlando: the theme parks. After all that fun and excitement, families can use a change of pace. The Orange Lake Resort (next to the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks) is the ideal break. You’ll marvel at its size and all there is to do. Float on lazy river tubes. Get the giggles on a mini-golf course. Dive into a meal poolside. It’s tons of family fun—without waiting in line. 

Your two-bedroom accommodations at the Holiday Inn Club sleep up to eight and includes a full kitchen. 

Available November 5, 2021 through November 12, 2021 

Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lucca G’21 ’24 

12. An Italian Excursion

Travel through Rome and Sorrento like a celebrity!

This adult-only trip is led by our own Mr. Casolaro. Experience the history, romance, and beauty of Italy with the most enthusiastic guides.

Your vacation for two includes Direct Flights, 4-Star Central Hotels, Breakfast Daily, some Dinners and Lunches, Bus and Walking Tours and so much more.

Available Christmas 2021 or Easter 2022 ~ If restrictions limit travel through December 2021, the Christmas trip will be postponed until December 2022.

Donated by Mr. Donald Casolaro and DMAC, LLC

13. Graduation 2021 – Front Row Seating

On Thursday, May 20, 2021, you will enjoy a picture-perfect view of your son’s baccalaureate and commencement ceremony from the FRONT ROW. 

Seating will be reserved for ten guests. 

Congratulations to the Class of 2021! 

Donated by: Fr. Robert J. Murray, O.S.A., Ph.D., Head of School 


A Very Special Thank You

To the Meduri Family P’15 ’17 ’21 and NMR Events 

for so graciously providing the spectacular lighting, sound and staging materials for the evening.

Triple Oaks Nursery & Florist

Franklinville, New Jersey

For donating the breathtaking floral arrangements.

Chef Vincent Berti ’95 and the Dining Services Staff 

for preparing this evening’s delicious food selections.

Kathryn Bauer P’07 ’09 ’12 and the Facilities Staff

for their assistance with the staging and grounds preparations. 

The Business Office Staff

for their endless support of the evening.

Our Student Volunteers

for generously sharing their time and talents.

We extend a special thank you to Keith Baldosaro of South Jersey Litho in Vineland, NJ for printing this evening’s program booklet.