Santa Anita will play host to a charity poker tournament following the live racing program this Sunday, May 29, at 5:45 p.m. PT to benefit the 'Folds of Honor' foundation. Folds of Honor seeks to support the families of fallen or disabled American military veterans and dependents adversely affected by war.
For the tournament, which will take place near the top of the stretch in the Baldwin Terrace Conference Room on the second floor of the grandstand, players will make a $300 donation and will be treated to a full night of No-Limit Texas Hold 'Em and a day at the races in Santa Anita's Stretch Run suites.
A similar Folds of Honor tournament this past October raised more than $50,000.
“We had great participation from horsemen and fans this past October and we're hoping to do even better this Saturday,” said Santa Anita Vice President and General Manager Nate Newby. “Memorial Day weekend is a time for reverence for millions of veterans and we're proud to be able to honor them and their families. This is a tremendous cause and we're honored to have Folds of Honor back here at Santa Anita.”