NBA star and former UofL basketball player Junior Bridgeman has planned and hosted an annual Derby gala for over a decade, and is now passing the torch on to his children Eden, Justin and Ryan. The trio is taking the reins and putting together an unbelievably epic night for Louisvillians and special guests. To learn more about this year’s fundraiser, we spoke with Eden Bridgeman.
What can guests expect this year?
Guests at The Trifecta will be treated to an unforgettable night of entertainment. We will have stars walking the red carpet and performing on stage. In putting together this event, we’ve strived to make sure that every guest feels like a celebrity as they enter the grand ballroom of the new Omni Louisville Hotel and dance the night away.
What is the benefiting charity/charities?
Proceeds from the Trifecta will benefit the West End School and the Kosair Charities Center for Autism at UofL.
Can you give us any “insider info” about celebrities who might attend?
Not yet, but stay tuned! You may see some familiar faces from the worlds of cinema, sports and business on our red carpet.
How many volunteers does it take to make this event possible?
A small army. We have volunteers that assist through the planning process to those that help us make sure our guests each feel like celebrities. We actually call our volunteers ambassadors because they help share the message of The Trifecta throughout the community. VT
Omni Louisville Hotel
7 p.m. May 4