Fundraiser at Wicky's Playa del Carmen 

Wicky’s  First Annual Kentucky Derby Charity Event

Saturday, May 1, 2010


 Wicky’s Restaurant & Beach Club in Playa del Carmen is hosting their first Annual Kentucky Derby Race & Charity Event on Saturday, May 1, 2010 from 12:00 pm to 7:00pm. Entry fee and raffle proceeds will be donated to Playa’s Peanut Pet Shelter, a no-kill animal shelter dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitation and re-homing of injured and abandoned dogs and cats.


    Wicky’s invites teams of two persons to enter with a creative team name and compete for prizes in a human wheel barrel race at Wicky’s Beach. Practice laps begin at 3:00pm with the race gates opening on the beach at 4:00pm. The day’s events will begin at noon with live entertainment and a BBQ Buffet featuring BBQ Ribs, Pulled Pork, BBQ Chicken, Baked Beans, Pasta Salad, Fresh Fruit and Green Chopped Salad. The Derby’s favorite, a Frosty Mint Julep Station will also be offered.


   Local favorite’s, The Nasty Bastards Band will kick off the event at noon and play until 4pm and then Mike Grabow will take over on the acoustic guitar playing from 4-7pm. The day’s events will close after the “Race for the Roses” is televised live on Wicky’s screens at 5:15pm. Team entry fee is $500 pesos per team and the event is open to the public at $180 pesos per adult and $90 pesos per child.  Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place race teams and lady spectators will compete for the “Best Hat Prize” to continue the Kentucky Derby tradition. A ticket raffle will be held for a two night stay at Residences El Faro donated by Cantex, a bottle of Kentucky Bourbon and a dinner for two at Wicky’s. 


      To register for the race, e-mail your team name, name of participants, e-mail address and phone number to or call 984.873.3541, payment can be made via cash, check or credit card. Wicky’s Restaurant Playa del Carmen offers beach club, breakfast, lunch, dinner and special event experiences.  Meetings, weddings and group events are hosted for 10-350 people. Visit www.WickysPlayaDelCarmen or contact Linda Burchett toll-free within USA at 1-877-WICKYS1  (1-877-942-5971); toll-free from Mexico 001-877-WICKYS1 (001-877-942-5971) or