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 www.jakeshelpfromheaven.com/ 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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