Charlottetown, PE - Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park and Red Shores Summerside are gearing up for a busy season with exciting harness racing series, Regional and National driving championships, signature events and the third annual Drive for Charity presented by Red Shores.
The Drive for Charity event features 13 of the Island's top drivers, based on 2013 statistics from Charlottetown and Summerside racetracks. The drivers partnered with businesses to raise money for local charities. Each win will earn $25 towards the sponsor's charity of choice. The Drive for Charity raised $13,100 for Island charities last year.
The promotion begins on June 1, 2014 and wraps up on October 30, 2014. The official draw was held Wednesday during a reception in the Top of the Park.
Here are the participating businesses, drivers and their charities:
Clarke Nissan -- Oak Acres Children's Camp
D&D Lawncare and Landscaping -- PEI Humane Society
Daniel R. Ross Ltd. -- Camp Gencheff
Long Run Exploration -- Hillsboro Hospital
Ocean 100 -- Olivia Ruth MacLeod Memorial Award
Metro Building Supplies -- PEI Special Olympics
Red Shores --Sadie's Place
The Dunne Group -- Habitat for Humanity
MacRae Backhoe and Trucking -- IWK
KKP - Brian MacPhee - Easter Seals
Rodd Hotels & Resorts - Ken Murphy - Hospice PEI
Syntrak Print & Graphic Design -- Hospice PEI
MacQuarrie Meats -- PEI Family Violence Prevention Services
Lee A. Drake