The first Saturday in May is synonymous with the Kentucky Derby, the legendary horse-racing event that is known for its first-class pageantry ranging from the top horses racing in the signature Triple Crown event, all the way to the fashion and festivity that comes with it. In this same spirit, the Alphas of Atlanta, the collective of chapters based in the metro-Atlanta area (based in Morrow/Clayton County, Duluth/Gwinnett County, Atlanta/Fulton County, Decatur/DeKalb County, Stockbridge/Henry County, Loganville-Conyers/Walton County, and Marietta/Cobb County), are brought the Churchill Downs experience to Atlanta; more specifically, the experience is came to the Buckhead District. On May 2, 2015, an estimated 800 of Atlanta’s upwardly mobile professionals partook in the upscale event at The City Club of Buckhead, one of the district’s most exclusive venues. With its breathtaking view of the city in an indoor and outdoor environment, the standard for events of this type was set by the fraternal organization that is first and foremost among Black Greek Letter Organizations of its kind.

An exclusive venue, upwardly mobile professionals, the Derby experience, complete with the hats, sundresses, seersuckers, bow ties, Mint Julips, and the Derby pie, along with a live band, DJ, silent auction, Best Hat Contest, on-site cigar vendor, along with specialty vendors for me and women, and the support of the immediate and surrounding business community from sponsors such as (but not limited to) Clorox, UPS, Sandtown Family Dentistry, Konstrux Designs, and others, came together to support some great causes and nonprofits in the Metro-Atlanta area. This ws the focus of this signature event hosted by the Alphas of Atlanta. With many complements given to Brothers for putting on an excellent event, the Alpha Derby Day Party promises to be the leading event to usher in the spring, along with an unparalleled level of community leadership, support, and outreach in the metro-Atlanta area.

Writeup provided by Bro. Andrew Snorton
Photo provided by Bro. Joseph Echols of Phrozen Memories