The Floral Park Chamber of Commerce thanked NYRA for its ongoing commitment to the local business community and honored NYRA with a donation to the Backstretch Employee Services Team at their monthly meeting on November 5th. Paul Ruchames, Executive Director of B.E.S.T., was presented with a check for $500 by Floral Park Chamber of Commerce President, Sal Bonagura. The Floral Park Chamber of Commerce recognized the important work of B.E.S.T. and the importance of the organization to the local community.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
On Sunday, October 24th, 220 athletes and 200 spectators participated in the second annual Saratoga Spa Cyclocross on the NYRA Lowlands at Saratoga Race Course. The winner, Brad Young of Corinth, NY, is shown clearing one of the barriers. The cyclocross is a style of bicycle racing that evolved in northern Europe in an effort to keep bicycle racers competing during the fall and winter. They compete off roads on muddy paths and open fields.
Andrew Bernstein, co-promoter of the event, presented a check to the Backstretch Employee Services Team (B.E.S.T.) to support the breakfast program and show appreciation to NYRA for the use of the space. The donation was made in recognition of NYRA's support of the local community and the important role that B.E.S.T. plays in supporting the backstretch workers.