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Presented by EXCEL

April 25 – May 1, 2021
Baton Rouge, Louisiana


Please join us for St. Jude Day at the Derby presented by EXCEL, benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. While we may not be able to celebrate in person, we invite you to join us for a week-long digital experience April 25 – May 1, 2021. You will have the opportunity to hear an impactful story from a St. Jude patient family, bid on some incredible online auction items and experience the impact the Baton Rouge community has on our mission.

On the evening of April 29, join us for an interactive virtual bourbon experience. Enjoy a four-expression bourbon tasting with local chef and entertainer, Jay Ducote, and President and Co-Founder of the Bourbon Society of Baton Rouge, David Steele. Guests will also enjoy a carefully curated Bites & Boards charcuterie snack box and learn more about the mission of St. Jude, all from the comfort of home.

Featured Guests:

Jay Ducote

Jay Ducote

David Steele

David Steele

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This event will begin on April 29, 2021 at 7 p.m. CT.

For the best experience, please join our livestream on Chrome using a desktop or tablet.

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If you are having trouble viewing the event from your device, please use this link to join us directly via Zoom.

You will need to purchase a ticket to be able to join. Questions? Check out the event FAQs.

While there is no substitute for coming together in-person to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude, we hope you will join us during this virtual livestream event to ensure no family receives a bill from St. Jude for anything.

All proceeds from this event will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.


St. Jude patient Hadley




Virtual Bourbon Experience
Thursday, April 29, 2021
7 p.m. CT




Individual – $75
Ticket price includes: four bourbon tastings, a tasting glass, tasting mat and a Bites & Boards charcuterie snack box.

More details regarding item pick-up to be provided at a later date.

Purchase Virtual Tasting Experience


Become a sponsor


By partnering with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and sponsoring this event, you will align your company name with the strong, nationally recognized St. Jude mission and brand, and instill pride in your employees, consumers, vendors and company executives.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Kelsey Megilligan
(225) 706-5307


Photos from past St. Jude Day at the Derby


Chair: Mike Matthis

Franz Borghardt • Heidi Diecedue • Troy Hebert • Jordan Hultburg • Brittni Landry • Andree Miller • Holley Pizzuto • Paula Sisson • Ruth Wisher


Presenting Sponsor

Morgan Law Group

Thank you to our sponsors

Pop's Golden Gems

Tracy West
NMLS #81286
Essential Mortgage


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