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Charity Handicapping Contest

06:48 AM 18 Apr 2019 NZST
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Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment is seeking local New Jersey charities interested in having a night at harness racing for a good cause in the first annual Charity Handicapping Contest, scheduled for Saturday, May 25, 2019.

The Charity Handicapping Contest is a free handicapping contest open to 501C3 organizations. The Contest offers a $15,000 total donation/prize pool, with all ten charities receiving a donation. Prizes will be awarded as follows: 1st Place: $5,000, 2nd Place: $3,000, 3rd Place: $2,000, 4th Place: $1,500, 5th Place: $1,000, 6th-10th: $500.

For the Charity Handicapping Contest, organizations will select one (1) horse in each of the 10 designated Meadowlands live races. The organizations will amass a mythical bankroll if their selection officially finishes first, second or third in the designated race. Official $2 WPS (Win, Place, Show) payoffs will be added to the mythical bankroll. Official race results will serve as the order of finish. The organization that accumulates the highest mythical bankroll is the winner.

"We wanted to do something to give back to our community, and recognize these organizations that work tirelessly to help those in need," said Jason Settlemoir, COO and GM of Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. "We have seen the positive impact Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack has had with their Charity Cup and wanted to have a similar impact in our area."

Participating organizations will also have the opportunity to make winner's circle presentations and be featured on the track's jumbotron.

Interested not-for-profit organizations must apply to participate by emailing Rachel Ryan at by Friday, May 10th. The email must include:

1. Charity/Non-Profit Name
2. 501C3 letter
3. Charity/Non-Profit Mission
4. Website URL & Social Links
5. Charity Representative/s that will be onsite for the contest on May 25, 2019

If more than ten organizations apply, ten will be selected via a random drawing. Selected organizations will be notified by Tuesday, May 14th.

For more details email Rachel Ryan at

Rachel Ryan

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