In what has been a challenging year for many people and businesses, fewer have been hit harder than charitable organizations that rely heavily on event-based fundraising. The New York Race Track Chaplaincy depends on America’s premier race meeting at Saratoga every summer because the town is also the site of its two primary annual events – the Chaplaincy Brunch and Charity Basketball Game. Due to COVID-19, both had to be cancelled this year.
In an effort to maintain awareness around its programs and the essential ongoing needs of the backstretch village at New York’s racetracks, the chaplaincy has announced it will hold a special virtual event on Wednesday, Aug. 5. Starting at 7 p.m. ET, a video conference featuring some of racing’s biggest names will participate in the first “Champions TALK” session. The event can be viewed on the chaplaincy’s Facebook and YouTube channels.
Participants in the live stream will include Hall of Fame jockeys Angel Cordero Jr. and Ramon Dominguez, Kentucky Derby-winning owner Terry Finley of West Point Thoroughbreds and trainer Dale Romans. Legendary New York track announcer Tom Durkin will moderate Champions TALK.
To learn more about the event and to support the chaplaincy, please visit the Chaplaincy here.