Several drivers and trainers will be donating their five per cent fees from Tuesday’s program at The Raceway at The Western Fair District to 10-year-old Sheyanne Odonnell.
Sheyanne is the friend of Tessa Henry, daughter of The Raceway’s leading driver, Trevor Henry, and his wife Shannon. She was recently diagnosed with bone cancer and is undergoing treatment at the McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton.
The money raised will help offset Sheyanne’s medical expenses.
Along with Trevor Henry, who is donating his driver fees that day, Rob Sparling Jr., Paul Taylor, Nick Steward, Alfie Carroll, Ryan Holliday, Scott Wray and Scott Young have all graciously offered to donate their five per cent commissions as well.
Several other local horse people have already made cash donations and if you would like to help out, you can do so by contacting the Henrys at 519-848-5715 or 519-831-6921. People who are racing can also contact Trevor in person in the race paddock on Monday or Tuesday.
Cheques may be made payable to Sheyanne’s mother Rebecca Odonnell.
Rebecca expressed her heartfelt thanks to all those who have stepped up to help her daughter, “With friends like all of you, they can only beat the odds.”