May 4th Derby Event to Benefit Children’s Hospital Patients

Editor’s Note: Posted by East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

The public is invited to experience Knoxville’s most unique derby party at Villa Collina, Tennessee’s largest home, on Saturday, May 4 from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. Talk Derby to Me is a fundraising event for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. Villa Collina, owned by businessman and philanthropist Eric Barton, is a 40,000-square-foot waterfront mansion, located at 5628 Lyons View Pike.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get decked out in your finest derby day attire and enjoy the Kentucky Derby in this pristine setting. Guests will be treated to derby-themed beverages and hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chef Holly Hambright while they watch the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby. Entertainment will be provided by Cindi Alpert and The Groove. Guests can also bid on unique silent auction items.

Tickets are available at $125 each. Event proceeds will benefit the Pain and Palliative Care service at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. A limited number of tickets are available online now at For more information call Children’s Hospital Development office at (865) 541-8668.

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