Thursday, 18 July 2013 13:17

Finest Fillies Fundraiser

By Staff Report | Entertainment

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The 2nd Annual Saratoga’s Finest Fillies event, Jake’s Help From Heaven event is right around the corner. It will be held on Thursday, July 25 from 7–9 p.m. at Vapor Nightclub in the Saratoga Casino & Raceway. 

For those new to the event, the organizers have tried to make this event a different type of fundraiser. Modeled after horse racing, this event casts a fun group of women as “Saratoga’s Finest Fillies”, complete with their own trainers.  This year’s Fillies & Trainers include:

Beth Alexander, trained by Chef Jasper Alexander

Johanna Friedman, trained by Alison Robbens

Kelly Hite, trained by Theresa Skaine

Julie Johnson, trained by Michele Funiciello

Elaine Sillery, trained by Danielle Milot

Christianne Smith, trained by Jacob Hopper

Heather Straughter, trained by Jim LaVigne

Jenny Witte, trained by Robin Dalton

Melissa Zieker, trained by Traci Jersen

And this is where the fun starts!  Each filly and trainer will be looking for bets. Guests place bets (in increments of $10) on the filly of their choice (or on more than one filly to increase their odds of winning) and for every bet that is placed, guests receive a raffle ticket to be placed in the box representing the filly of their choice for the chance to win some fabulous prizes—including a three-night stay in Pensacola Beach, Florida. 

You won’t want to miss out on this fun night!  Tickets are $50/person and include plenty of food and dessert. There is a cash bar and a special signature drink will be available—the “Sweet Jake”.  A percentage of sales from the Sweet Jake will be donated to Jake’s Help From Heaven. Advance tickets and bets can be purchased at 2013/06/25/2nd-annual-saratogas-finest-fillies. Tickets can also be bought at the door the night of the event (cash, check or charge) as well as bets can be placed up to 8 p.m.

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