Make-A-Wish honors Kevin Switzer

12:56 PM 17 May 2014 NZST
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Kevin Switzer championed "The King Drives for the Kids" campaign

Scarborough, Maine (May 16, 2014) - Harness racing driver / trainer Kevin Switzer ("The King") was honored with a special plaque from Make-A-Wish Maine on Friday (5/16) for his contributions last season that enabled the organization to grant a wish to a child with a life-threatening medical condition.

Last season, Switzer championed "The King Drives for the Kids" campaign and donated his driver's commission for the entire month of June to Make-A-Wish Maine. Other trainers heard about his cause and added their commissions to the tally, which totaled over $6,000, enough to grant a wish to one child.

Rebecca Leaming, Make-A-Wish Maine's Development Manager, presented Switzer who was joined in the Winner's Circle by his son, Kevin Switzer, Jr., with the special plaque, and told him that because of his generous contributions, a young girl from Old Orchard Beach, who suffers from leukemia, was granted her lifelong wish to go to Disney. She also read a note from the child's mother, thanking Switzer for making her daughter's wish come true and for bringing smiles back into their lives.

In honor of the organization, Switzer has just named the newest addition to his farm, a Maine-bred colt, Let's Make A Wish, for all the good work it does for kids. The young horse will begin his racing career in next two years.

For more information, contact Susan Higgins, Director of Marketing at 207-883-4331 x1002 or via email at shiggins@scarboroughdowns.com. You can also visit the Scarborough Downs website at www.ScarboroughDowns.com. Make A Wish Maine is online at www.Maine.Wish.org

Susan Higgins

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