By Punch Passport Correspondent Lori GonzÃ¡lez Lazzarini
The event by the numbers: only six more days until six (6) tents are prepared for more than 600 guests, for the green racetracks of The Plains, Virginia for the 87th running of the Virginia Gold Cup with Becky’s Fund 6th Annual “Investing In Hope” Fundraiser are guaranteed to amaze.Â Only less than 50 tickets left so please stop the wait and make sure you buy your ticket today!
For those of you that are new to this shindig, The Virginia Gold Cup has been a grand tradition since its initial run in Fauquier County in 1922 and is now attended by over 50,000 spectators each year. Aside from featuring six hurdle and timber horses races on Race Day, there are Jack Russell Terrier races, tailgate and hat contests, as well as vendor booths for some retail therapy.
More info on the ticket purchases:Â there are different types of tickets at different price levels and the extra $ comes with extra benefits, attendees have the luxury of attending a pre- and post-Gold Cup Party at The Mighty Pint and Irish Whiskey, getting VIP gift bags valued at $300 each, receiving access to private bathrooms and a private resting area with makeup/hair touch-ups during event, creating lasting memories at our exclusive photobooth, relaxing in a Popchips Lounge, and competing with friends in fun games such as Cornhole, giant Jenga, and Bocce ball. With a Best-Dressed Gentleman contest and a Best-Dressed Lady Contest, specialty cocktails prepared by a guest-mixologist, and freshly rolled cigars, this is one event you will not want to miss!
May 5th Party Schedule:Â
9:00 AM- Check-in at Pick-up spots, Irish Whiskey (DC), The Mighty Pint (DC)
9:30 AM – Check-in at Pick-up spot Whitlow’s on Wilson (VA)
10:00 AM – Buses leave for Gold Cup
11:00 AM – Check-in for Tent-Only Guests at South Rail Tents 204-209
5:00 PM – Buses leave from Gold Cup
Tent Only - $80 -Admission and Open Bar and Food at Becky’s Fund tent.
General Admission – $125 – Admission, Open Bar and Food at Becky’s Fund tent, Round-trip bus ride to and from event, Post and Pre Party after event at your check-in location.
General Admission Plus – $165 – Admission to Tent on South Rail and Member’s Hill, Open Bar and Food at Becky’s Fund tent, Round-trip bus ride to and from event, Post and Pre Party after event at your check-in location.
VIP – $200 – Admission to VIP section and General Admission section at Becky’s Fund tent, Open Bar and Food at Becky’s Fund tent, Breakfast at Check-In at Irish Whiskey, Round-trip bus ride to and from event, Post and Pre Party after event.
VIP Plus – $240 – Admission to Tent on South Rail and Member’s Hill, Open Bar and Food at Becky’s Fund tent, Breakfast at Check-in at Irish Whiskey , Round-trip bus ride to and from event, Post and Pre Party after event.
Do not wait; buy your ticket http://www.beckysfund.org/cms/index.php?page=gold-cup-2 of preference today! See you there!
Post and photos by Punch Pioneer Correspondent Loreana S. González Lazzarini, email@example.com, @lory_dc. By day Lori is a CPA at an international accounting firm but has a passion for the entrepreneurial spirit, advanced technology, and the continuing landscape of startups.