Westfield, IN- The Harness Horse Youth Foundation’s Drive for Youth, the organization’s largest annual fundraiser, is expanding from a one-day event at The Red Mile to a week-long program of national scope, kicking off on October 6 at The Red Mile and running through October 12.
, harness racing’s winningest driver in 2013, and an HHYF trustee, explains “We are reaching out to everyone this year so that all tracks can be involved and be part of this great event. Futurity Day at the Red Mile is a special experience, but over a dozen tracks are racing that week. Not all kids grow up in harness racing families so HHYF gives kids an opportunity to get involved in the sport that we love. These kids are our sport’s future.”
Owners, trainers and drivers can pledge either a percentage of their earnings during Drive for Youth week, or they can pledge a flat rate as Executive Director Ellen Taylor explains. “We will be reaching out to the horsemen at each track to participate and support our youth outreach programs including our summer camps and scholarships, but ALL horsemen and horsewomen are invited to pledge support to HHYF.”
To make a pledge to Drive for Youth contact Taylor at 317- 867-5877 or by e-mail: Ellen@hhyf.org
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing young people and their families educational opportunities with harness horses, in order to foster the next generation of participants and fans. The Foundation has been making a difference in young people’s lives since 1976, and its programs include interactive learning experiences with these versatile animals, scholarship programs, and creation and distribution of educational materials. For more information on opportunities through HHYF, or to support its mission, go to www.hhyf.org.
From Harness Horse Youth Foundation