BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway
YONKERS, NY, Tuesday, September 30, 2014—When Yonkers Raceway presents its sixth annual Fall Harvest Festival Saturday, Oct. 11, all the entertaining elements are coming back…
…live music, pony rides, New York State craft beers, exciting harness racing (including the Legislators’ Challenge), face painting, a pumpkin patch and so much more in a fun, family atmosphere
This time around, however, one of the colors of fall is pink, as Empire City, Yonkers Raceway and the Standardbred Owners Association are doing to their part in the fight against breast cancer.
A donation of $10 shall be made (with a maximum gift of $15,000) to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure for every Fall Harvest Festival guest who wears something pink while they’re enjoying the festivities. Representatives from the Komen organization are also going to be on hand to answer questions and provide informational materials.
As an extra incentive, the first 1,500 Empire Club members who visit a promotions booth that day receive a free, $2 exacta box ticket on one of that evening’s live races.
“While the Fall Harvest Festival is one of our fun events, we wanted to use to help a worthy cause,” Raceway COO Bob Galterio. “We encourage everyone to come out and have a great time.”
“Our organization is pleased to participate,” SOA of New York president Joe Faraldo said. “The owners, drivers and trainers have always been very generous with their support.”
The Fall Harvest Festival takes place trackside from 4 PM-8 PM, with the first Legislators’ Challenge races set for 5:30 PM. Post time for the live racing card is the usual 7:10 PM.