We are excited to announce these two exciting packages being auctioned off live at this year’s Friday Night Lights event. For questions or more information about either package in advance, please contact fridaynightlights@depelchin.org or 713-802-6268

Kentucky Derby Extravaganza 2016

This 2016 Kentucky Derby getaway, May 4 - May 8, 2016, includes four nights at the charming Inn at Woodhaven Bed and Breakfast and tickets to the exclusive Jockey Club Luxury Suites for the Kentucky Oaks (Friday) and The Kentucky Derby (Saturday). Enjoy Thursday touring the backside at the track, watch the morning works, and enjoy a calmer day at Churchill Downs with time to shop for souvenirs. All meals and libations are included during your stay – think Mint Juleps – as well as private transportation to and from the airport and track. Added pleasures include your hosts, Jayne and Carlos Rivera, and their horse crazy friends, who will give you advice on handicapping your bets, provide Derby hat consultation, and detail the rich history of the world of thoroughbred horse racing. Churchill Downs representatives will guide you on a behind the scenes tour of Churchill Downs and the paddock. Enjoy being a part of history at this once in a lifetime special event.


“Spending your first horse race at The Kentucky Derby with Jayne and Carlos Rivera is like seeing your first baseball game at the 7th game of the World Series.” - Carol and Phil Garner

Restrictions: Buyer must be 21 years or older. B&B accommodations are double occupancy with one king bed. Trip must be arranged by March 1, 2016. Expires May 9, 2016.

Donors: Drs. Jayne & Carlos Rivera, Churchill Downs

Dinner Party In A Box

Just add guests! Your home will be "Party Central" for a night to remember, especially when a special Texans guest joins the festivities. You all will be treated to an exceptional three-course dinner by A Fare Extraordinaire, which includes food and service staff. Uniquely selected wines are certain to keep the good times flowing, and musical entertainment will ensure that the beat keeps going. Gift yourself…then sit back, relax, and enjoy the fun!

Restrictions: $1950 gift certificate from A Fare Extraordinaire not valid on holidays or in December; must be a mutually agreeable date.

Donors: A Fare Extraordinaire, Houston Texans, Jenifer and Scott Jarriel, J&D Entertainment