DETROIT – February 2, 2017 – You do not need to go to Kentucky to experience The Derby.  The Third Detroit Derby Brunch® is set for Saturday May 6, 2017 at the beautiful Rattlesnake Club - Stroh River Place South Atrium in Detroit, Michigan.  In its 3rd event, Detroit Derby Brunch is a charity fundraising event that brings women and young girls together from all walks of life. Founded by Shalika Sanders in 2014; the mission of Detroit Derby Brunch is to fundraise, empower, celebrate womanhood, and fellowship in high style, while providing financial support to local charities in Metro Detroit.

The event theme pays homage to the style of the Kentucky Derby and features a Hats Showcase and Prizes.   This event promises to be one of Detroit’s premiere annual events, engaging an eclectic mix of women and community thought leaders. Held at one of Detroit’s chicest venues, Detroit Derby Brunch will give you the feel of being in Kentucky with art and fashion, while supporting local community non-profits.

“Detroit Derby Brunch is an event where Metro Detroit’s community can be a part of the best Detroit has to offer and integrate into Detroit’s larger philanthropic community, said Founder and Producer, Shalika Sanders. “Building on the success of our inaugural event, in 2014, Detroit Derby Brunch will continue to make an impact in Metro Detroit, with a chic and inclusive event that brings the women from all walks of life together.”

This year’s event will support the community efforts of Doors of Success Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) organization with a mission to educate, empower and rebuild the entire family unit by engaging collaborative community partners through mentoring, entrepreneurship, life skills, outreach and other support services. (DOS) aims to improve, prevent, prepare and lead families to a successful life. The programs of Doors of Success are developed to meet the needs of residents in Metro-Detroit by offering an opportunity to regain independence and self-sufficiency. In 2016, along with the help of collaborative partners Doors of Success served over 6,500 residents with supportive services, preventative healthcare, scholarships and youth mentorship programming.

Tickets for Detroit Derby Brunch are $75 for adults and $45 for children ages 5-17.  To purchase tickets online visit For additional information or sponsorship opportunities, contact Shalika Sanders at 313-444-7116 or please email


Event Details

What: Detroit Derby Brunch

Where: Rattlesnake Club - Stroh River Place South Atrium

300 River Place Drive

Detroit, MI 48207

When: Saturday, May 6, 2017 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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