Thursday, 11 April 2024 15:11

Local Charities Receive Belmont Picnic Tables

Photo of the Saratoga Race Course via NYRA. Photo of the Saratoga Race Course via NYRA.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association (NYRA) announced this week that it’s providing 25 local nonprofit organizations with reserved picnic tables for each day of the 2024 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, which will be held at the Saratoga Race Course from June 6-9. The tables can be used for fundraising activities, donor support, or to raise awareness for their respective mission.

The nonprofits primarily comprise those with the mission to deliver human services and provide direct assistance to individuals experiencing food insecurity, financial hardship, homelessness and mental and physical disability. Organizations were also selected for their support of veterans, families and children, and promotion of the arts.

“NYRA is pleased to recognize the important role that nonprofit organizations play in our communities with the donation of these coveted reserved picnic tables as potentially lucrative fundraising vehicles,” said Robert Hines, NYRA Community Affairs Manager, in a statement. “We are grateful for the many ways these organizations enhance Saratoga and the greater Capital Region.”

Local recipients of these tables include AIM Services, Caffè Lena, The Children’s Museum at Saratoga, Northeastern New York Chapter of American Red Cross, Opera Saratoga, Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga Regional YMCA, Shelters of Saratoga, and The Wesley Community, among other organizations.   

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