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Presenting Sponsor:

Eric J. Williams Funeral Homes.


In an effort to bring ‘Kentucky Derby’ flair and style to the Greater Cleveland area to raise monies for scholarships, the Men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Alpha Lambda Chapter, along with the Delta Alpha Lambda Foundation will host the ‘Black and Gold’ Derby Party Scholarship Fundraiser (#BGDP18), Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 4pm to 10pm at FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns, in the Draft Room, (located on the North Side of the stadium).


The Black and Gold Derby Party serves as the chief fundraiser for the DAL Scholarship Fund, which provides monies for disadvantaged high school students in Northeast Ohio attending college.


Alpha Phi Alpha member and former Cleveland Browns great, Hanford Dixon, will serve as the Derby’s Honorary Chairman. Live entertainment provided by The Benjaminz, DJ, IAMYULISSA, Food Buffet, Drink Specials, Raffle and Best ‘Derby’ Hat Contest.


In addition to raising money for scholarships, the event serves as a vehicle to promote the goods and services of small businesses in Northeast Ohio. Last year, the event brought together more than 200 people for the scholarship. Due to the success of our event, we anticipate doubling the attendance.


General admission tickets to the Black and Gold Derby Party Scholarship Fundraiser is $75.00. For more information on packages, visit For horse racing aficionados, you will be able to watch and wager at the event using the system, the official online gaming platform of the Kentucky Derby.


For more information, call the Alpha Hotline at 330.203.1906 or email Lester Holmes at

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