SARATOGA SPRINGS — The David Cassidy Memorial Legacy Group (DCMLG) will host its annual celebration of the life of David Cassidy on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at Putnam Place.
The event kicks off with a “mix & mingle” at 3 p.m. and lasts til 11 p.m. and will feature Celebration of Life events and live performances. The showcase will act as a fundraiser to promote racing and to support thoroughbred aftercare organizations. Benefit recipients include the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, NYRA Cares, Take The Lead, Take2 and Columbia Greene Humane Society.
Debuting in 2021, the David Cassidy Remember Me Awards will again be included at this year’s summer fundraiser. Featured among the award categories are Thoroughbred Aftercare Awards, Compassionate Trainers and Owners Awards, Heart of Saratoga Awards, Animal Welfare and Advocacy Awards, Animal Rescues and Shelters Awards, Amazing Horse Racing Awards and Thoroughbred Horse Racing Community Awards.
The event will feature music, videos of memorable horse racing moments, guest speakers from the horse community and benefitting charities, silent auction, a trivia contest and an announcement of the recipients of The David Bruce Cassidy Memorial Scholarship Program and the David Cassidy Remember Me Awards ceremony.
Videos showcasing “In The Spotlight” bands will be shown on the big screen. Live performances will be staged starting at 8 p.m. featuring long-time Cassidy drummer Teri Coté, Vance Brescia, and Joe’s Boys - performing a variety of Cassidy’s solo work, music from the Partridge Family and “good time rock n’ pop” songs from the 60’s, 70’s 80’s and beyond.