SUNY Empire State College and the NY Race Track Chaplaincy have reached an agreement that will allow the chaplaincy and the people that they serve, including he backstretch community, jockeys, and trainers, as well as family members who reside in their households, to participate in SUNY Empire's corporate and community partner benefits program. The agreement will provide eligible participants with a $50 orientation fee waiver and one-time $100 Better Together Scholarship. The partnership will also allow the two groups to identify areas of training that may be evaluated for college-level credit.
“We are grateful for this opportunity,” said Ramón Dominguez, president of the board of the NY Race Track Chaplaincy and Hall of Fame jockey. “The flexibility and affordability of the programs offered by SUNY Empire are a great fit for the members of the backstretch community.”