Events for 2021

Monday, September 20th

Inaugural Golf Outing at the SunEagles Golf Club in Eatontown.

Continental Breakfast & Registration 8:30am
Shotgun Start 10:00am
BBQ w/Open Bar & Awards Reception to follow.

Past Events

Virtual Holiday Auction

Monmouth Park Charity Fund launched a Virtual Holiday Auction on Black Friday, November 27,th , 2020.

3rd Annual Breeder’s Cup ” Tin Cup” Challenge

Our Third Annual Breeders Tin Cup Team Challenge for Charity best ever! This year in addition to great fun playing mini golf, enjoying amazing food and cocktails, and the awesome auction….the fun was increased with the addition of lawn games, Sweet Treats dessert station, Pinnacle Tabaco Cigar Station and live music with singer songwriter Meg Cannon and Matt!   With about 90 participants nearly $20,000 was raised to benefit local charities!!!  And the fun and networking….priceless!



Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center


Creative Financial Strategies
The Lloyd Family
Two River Community Bank


Imperial Healthcare
OceanFirst Bank


Dessert Table Compliments of:
Sweet Treats & Ice Cream

Cigar Station Complements of:
Pinnacle Tobacco

Music Compliments of:
Meg Cannon & Matt, Singer Songwriters

Mini-Golf Complements of:
Blue Grass Mini-Go

Due to continuing Covid-19 concerns, our annual KY Derby Party was cancelled this year.

We are committed to bring you the celebration you have all come to know and love so please SAVE THE DATE… 
for Saturday, May 7, 2022 to celebrate our Kentucky Derby Celebration and fundraiser!

16th Annual Kentucky Derby Day Celebration

The Monmouth Park Charity Fund hosted its 16th Annual Kentucky Derby Celebration on Saturday May 4, 2019 under the tents at Blu Grotto’s beautiful outdoor garden on the historic grounds of Monmouth Park Racetrack, Oceanport, NJ. This premier social event, co-chaired by Maria Tanzola and Anita Roselle, welcomed a sold-out crowd of over 400 guests dressed Derby-style raising a record $412,000+ to support their seventy-three-year legacy of raising funds to distribute much needed grants to local charitable organizations. Deep thanks go to the three Event Sponsors, John & Maureen Lloyd, George & Ruth Harms, and Barbara Black.

The party exemplified a true Derby Celebration, complete with simulcast wagering throughout the afternoon and Horseshoe Raffle for the Kentucky Derby Race. Guest judges Sofia Duru, Michael Duru and Warren Diamond led the much anticipated Derby Hat Parade and Contest , awarding prizes for a variety categories.

The Blu Grotto chef prepared specialty foods and hors d’oeuvres and open bars featured specialty mint juleps, famous Kentucky bourbon’s and Kentucky Race Day Ale’s. Shoppers enjoyed a live auction emceed by Carol Stillwell and Jeremy Grunin including a one week stay at the exclusive Esperanza Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Private cooking experience at Joe Leone’s hosted by Joe in his Point Pleasant kitchen for six guests; Fishing charter adventure aboard the 61” Garlington “Low Bid” ; and Two orchestra seats to see Ain’t Too Proud to Beg- The Life and Times of the Temptations on Broadway with limo service and gift card for dinner.

The event honored Maureen Lloyd for her tireless support and the countless hours she has given to help so many charities, serving as the leader of Monmouth Park Charity Fund for over 20 years, and for being the spirit and fire behind the success of the Kentucky Derby Day Celebration; Ruth Harms for her dynamic advocacy and philanthropic leadership for many local charities; Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno for serving as a trailblazer with passion and dedication to uphold the well-being of our community; and the Barbara Black Family for sustaining the legacy and mission of Monmouth Park Charity Fund and legendary supporters of our community.

In gratitude for their selfless service, our Military Hero Sponsors underwrite a table of local military and veteran heroes to come as our guests.

“Monmouth Park Charity Fund’s Kentucky Derby Celebration, hosted at Monmouth Park Racetrack, is an exciting way to enjoy the Kentucky Derby while helping to raise funds for the many charities of Monmouth County who care for those in need in our community,” stated Maureen Lloyd, President of Monmouth Park Charity Fund Board of Trustees.