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Wednesday, July 27, 2016Contact: Alexa Ravit (212) 521-5307
Charity Luncheon and Golf Tournament Set for August 4 and August 16

With the 2016 Saratoga racing season underway, The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation and the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation are poised to host two of their annual charity events next month in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

The Fashionable Fillies Luncheon, scheduled for Thursday, August 4, will benefit The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation and Shelters of Saratoga.

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation’s 16th Annual Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for Tuesday, August 16. Both events will be held at Saratoga National Golf Club.

The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation provides financial relief and assistance to needy members of the Thoroughbred industry and their families, while Shelters of Saratoga provides individuals with safe shelters, supportive services, and sustainable strategies in the Greater Saratoga region.

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation is traditionally the nation’s leading source of equine research funding for projects that enhance the health and soundness of horses of all breeds.

“The Fashionable Fillies Luncheon brings together the women of Saratoga and all corners of the racing world for an enjoyable afternoon of shopping for two great causes,” said Nancy Kelly, executive director of The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation. “We are very grateful to the members of our Honorary Committee for their generosity and to those who attend this event each year.”

The Fashionable Fillies Luncheon will feature a silent auction and a fashion show by Encounter Boutique and Christine A. Moore Millinery, as well as a beauty and wellness service provided by Complexions of Saratoga. Tickets to the event are $150 per person.

The golf tournament includes lunch, golf cart, green fees, on-course refreshments, cocktail reception, and awards dinner. There are also a variety of sponsorship opportunities available.

“Our charity golf tournament has been a popular event on the Saratoga calendar for more than a decade,” said Edward L. Bowen, president of the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. “This outing provides the opportunity to play on a beautiful golf course while supporting critical equine research.”

For more information about the Fashionable Fillies Luncheon and the 16th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, please contact Nancy Kelly at (518) 226-0609 or nkelly@jockeyclub.com.

About The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation
The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation is a charitable trust created in 1943 that provides financial relief and assistance to the individuals who are the backbone of the Thoroughbred racing industry: grooms, hot walkers, night watchmen, jockeys and exercise riders, as well as office personnel, and farm and training center workers. In the last 30 years, the foundation has helped more than 1,000 individuals with more than $15.5 million in support. Additional information about The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation is available at tjcfoundation.org.

About Shelters of Saratoga
Shelters of Saratoga Inc. (SOS), since 1991, has provided individuals with safe shelter, supportive services and sustainable strategies to end homelessness in the Greater Saratoga region. Its scope of services includes emergency shelter, outreach, drop-in centers, case managed shelter, youth services, and affordable housing. More information about Shelters of Saratoga is available at sheltersofsaratoga.org.

About Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation
Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation is traditionally the nation’s leading source of private funding for equine medical research that benefits all breeds of horses. Since 1983, the foundation has provided more than $23.3 million to fund 335 projects at 42 universities in North America and overseas. Additional information about the foundation and the summit is available at grayson-jockeyclub.org.



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