There’s no place like the winner’s circle.

The Alphas of Atlanta, Inc, a collective of the eight (8) graduate chapters based in the metro-Atlanta area, are hosting their fifth annual #AlphaDerbyWeekend on May 3-5, 2019. The Kentucky Derby-themed event is a destination benefit weekend series designed to support the efforts of eight (8) metro-Atlanta nonprofits and their efforts for service and outreach to emerging communities for elementary, middle, and high schools (to date, more than $160,000 is donated to support these causes).

With an increasing attendance each year (900 patrons in 2015, 1500 patrons in 2016, 2600 patrons in 2017, and 3400 patrons in 2018), they are primed for a sophisticated affair and a truly engaging time for all. The weekend itinerary includes the May 3rd kickoff party and concert (from 7pm-1am) at the Grand Hyatt-Buckhead (3300 Peachtree Road NE in Atlanta, GA) featuring classic hip hop artists Big Daddy Kane and Chubb Rock as the headline acts.

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The May 4th main event from 3:30-8:30pm at the GA World Congress Center’s Georgia Ballroom complete with an outdoor cigar section and lounge, an indoor section complete with the famous hat contest, a high-end silent auction, a special performance by the group F.L.Y., the originators of the Swag Surf, and of course, a viewing of the “run for the roses” from multiple areas, complete with spacious and scenic views of the Mercedes-Benz Dome and the Atlanta skyline.

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The Sunday brunch on May 5th is at the Grand Hyatt-Buckhead from 11am-2pm complete with music performances and the signature bottomless mimosas. As a result of such efforts, more than $160,000 is donated to support the community-focused initiatives of the nonprofits.

Atlanta radio station V103 and Woodruff Reserve are among the partners for this event. Nearly 1/3 of the patrons travel from outside the state of Georgia, including cities such as (but not limited to) New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, Charlotte, Birmingham, Dallas, and as far west as Las Vegas, the state of Iowa, and other locations, including from areas outside the United States.

This is a ticketed event. For details, including sponsor opportunities, hotel accommodations, travel, and related information, you are encouraged to visit their website and may email them at; for breaking updates, you may engage and interact with them on their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages and search the hashtags #AlphaDerbyWeekend, #AlphaDerby, and #AlphasOfAtlanta.

You may also download their free app to your Apple or Google platform smartphones, Alphas of Atlanta, as we invite you to join us in the Winner’s Circle.

All information and images provided by Creative Community Solutions, LLC

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