Monday, December 5, 2011

NYRA Hosts Toys for Tots Annual Drive at Aqueduct Race Track

NYRA was proud to host the 2011 Toys for Tots Annual Drive at Aqueduct Racetrack on December 3rd and 4th. Thanks to all of our loyal fans for your financial and in-kind contributions!

NYRA President and CEO, Charles E. Hayward, also wishes to thank Richard A. Violette, President of The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association for their support and contribution of $5,000 to the Toys for Tots campaign. In addition, Mr. Hayward recognizies Thoroughbred owner, Harold Lerner, for his generous contribution of $10,000 and trainer, Gary Contessa, for his earnings this past weekend.

NYRA will match all funds donated by our horsemen which will provide Toys for Tots with approximately $40,000!

NYRA thanks everyone for helping to make the holidays merry and bright for children in our local communities.