The New York Racing Association (NYRA) will give 40 local and regional non-profit organizations the opportunity to interface with racegoers on each of the 40 days of racing at Saratoga at the Community Outreach Booth. Located next to the Jockey Silks Room and across from the Saratoga Walk of Fame, the Community Outreach Booth will allow each organization to share information about its work and host a variety of fundraising initiatives.
“NYRA is pleased to welcome 40 local, non-profit organizations to Saratoga Race Course where we are able to provide a special platform for each to engage daily with thousands of fans,” said NYRA CEO and President Chris Kay. “This year's Community Booth will shine the spotlight on a different non-profit each day, allowing each the opportunity to showcase its services and share its message with our guests. We are pleased to assist these non-profits in their fundraising efforts and in building greater awareness for the noble and important work that they do to strengthen our community.”
A total of five organizations dedicated to the care of retired thoroughbreds will appear at the Community Outreach Booth during the 2018 season, including Classic Legacy Thoroughbred Aftercare; ReRun; TAKE THE LEAD; Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance; and Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.
Other industry partners that will occupy the booth during the season include the Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund in conjunction with that organization's race day July 28; the Backstretch Employee Service Team (BEST) on Travers Day Aug. 25; and the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame on Whitney Day Aug. 4.