A unique way to enjoy the track this season and support a great cause at the same time? That sounds like a winning bet to us! Check out what NYRA and the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce announced today regarding their new charitable campaign.
Enter to Win Track-Related Items, Support Local
NYRA Cares, an initiative launched by NYRA and Saratoga County Chamber, offers fans an opportunity to win a variety of Saratoga Race Course hospitality experiences, memorabilia, and collectible items. All items have been donated by NYRA, and all proceeds benefit the Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund.
Here’s how it works: Tickets are $10, can be purchased online, and each ticket provides entry for one item. There is no limit on the number of tickets a fan can purchase per item. Tickets can be purchased up until 11:59pm on Thursday, September 3, and winners of all items will be selected by the Chamber on Friday, September 4.
The experience items include the opportunity to watch a live race call for the Saratoga announcer’s booth, passes to the historic Saratoga paddock, and a named race with the chance to watch from the winner’s circle and present the trophy to the winning connections. You could also win hospitality options for the 2021 season, like a table for four in the Turf Terrace.
Collectibles include items like an autographed Post Parade program book from jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr., and collector’s images of some of the most well-known thoroughbreds to run at the Spa, including American Pharoah.
Help ATC Community Fund Help Others
Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund distributes grants from the funds generated to local nonprofit organizations. The ATC Community Fund serves as a significant source of philanthropic support for area nonprofits.
“Many of our local nonprofit organizations have taken on additional responsibilities to help support those most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Brian Straughter, Ed.D., Chair of the Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund Advisory Committee, said in a statement. “This is a remarkable effort to raise funds to support those in need.”
The 2020 summer meet at Saratoga Race Course runs through Labor Day, Monday, September 7. Per order of the State the track is operating without spectators in attendance.