Six teams and nearly than 50 college students were on hand at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino on Friday night as the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association hosted its first-ever College Games for Charity.
In the end, Phi Sigma Cappa from Robert Morris University took top honors and earned $500 for Special Olympics.
The teams competed in several events, including Handicapping the Pick-4, bowling, an egg and spoon race and more. Each team had a chance to go to the winners circle for an interview on the Meadows Live! television broadcast and get a photo taken with a winning horse. Several members of each team were also given a paddock tour.
A team from Washington & Jefferson College finished in second place, earning $250 for the Washington City Mission. A "home" team featuring a group of The Meadows' own young horsemen and women finished third, earning $100 for New Vocations Horse Adoption.
Also participating were the California University of Pennsylvania Equestrian Club, Wheeling Jesuit University, and Robert Morris University's Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.
All that participated seemed to have a great time, and many vowed to return to the track. The MSOA expects to host another College Games in the future.
by Jeff Zidek, for MSOA