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ACT Now Foundation wins charity contest

03:41 PM 26 May 2019 NZST
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Saturday night Meadowlands Racetrack held its InauguralCharity Handicapping Contest. Ten local charitable organizations were selected to compete for their share of $15,000.

It was a tight contest with multiple lead changes and in the end, Act Now Foundation Inc came out on top with a final bankroll of $59.10, only $.40 cents ahead of second place finisher Wayne PAL. Third place finisher, North Jersey Friendship House was a close third with $57.50.

"We are so thankful," said Kristine Allen, President & Co-Founder of Act Now Foundation's Dementia Center. "This money will be used to help support dementia patients and their caregivers."

The full Charity Handicapping Contest standings are below:

 

The full Charity Handicapping Contest standings are below:

 

TOTAL

 

Charity

Bankroll

Donation

Act Now

$59.10

$5,000.00

Wayne PAL

$58.70

$3,000.00

North Jersey Friendship House

$57.50

$2,000.00

CBH Care

$50.70

$1,500.00

Standardbred Retirement Foundation

$42.30

$1,000.00

Horse Rescue United

$36.00

$500.00

Pacing For The Cure

$30.60

$500.00

Project Literacy

$24.20

$500.00

Standardbred Pleasure Horse Organization

$20.10

$500.00

Team Velvet

$15.80

$500.00

 

For the Charity Handicapping Contest, organizations had to select one (1) horse in nine designated Meadowlands live races.  The organization amassed a mythical bankroll if their selection finished first, second or third in the designated race. Official $2 WPS (Win, Place, Show) payoffs were added to the mythical bankroll. The organization with the highest bankroll was declared the winner.

Each organization came out with a slew of volunteers and supporters that thoroughly enjoyed their night at the races which included winner’s circle presentations.

 “It was a feel good night for all of us,” said Jason Settlemoir, COO and GM of Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. “We love giving back to our community and we are so happy to see these local charities embrace this event.  We cannot wait to do this again next year.” 

For more information on the upcoming events and racing visit PlayMeadowlands.com

 

Rachel Ryan

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