NY Chaplaincy's Charity Basketball Game Set for August 3 at Saratoga

John Wallace at the 2022 charity basketball game Joe Labozzetta

The 13th annual jockeys-versus-horsemen charity basketball game, one of the most popular events on the Saratoga social calendar and which benefits the programs of the New York Race Track Chaplaincy, will be played Thursday, Aug. 3 at the Saratoga Springs Recreation Center at 6:30 p.m.

The jockey team will once again be coached by Hall of Fame jockey Angel Cordero Jr., with trainer Todd Pletcher and agent Kiaran McLaughlin coaching the horsemen team. Mitch Levites

of the NYRA TV department will once again serve as the announcer and retired NBA player John Wallace will be a special guest of the NY Chaplaincy. He will play with the jockeys. Admission is free.

“The horsemen, the jockey colony and Saratoga racing fans all eagerly anticipate this game and it never fails to be an immensely entertaining event,” said Humberto Chavez, the New York Chaplaincy lead chaplain and executive director. “Besides the display of athleticism and the fun, the game also provides critical support for the chaplaincy's various programs serving the backstretch community. We are very grateful to the players, our sponsors and all those who attend each year.”

Horsemen, individuals, or organizations who would like to sponsor the game, or for additional information about the organization, please visit the NY Chaplaincy website.

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