Fall Series Features Three Races and Focuses on Philanthropic Initiatives
Peter Grandich and Company is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring three special races this fall at Freehold Raceway. Through the events, the two groups will also team up to raise funds and awareness for two worthy organizations.
“Having first visited in the late 70s as a racing fan, and then as a racehorse owner, Freehold Raceway has provided me and so many others with what has been known for decades as the Afternoon Delight,” said Grandich. “The ability to help others while enjoying the sport of harness racing is a true blessing for my wife and me.”
The first event that Peter Grandich and Company will be sponsoring is an Italian Heritage Race on Saturday, October 9th. Additionally, the firm will be sponsoring a Turkey Trot Race the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, November 26th. Together with Freehold Raceway, monetary and food donations will be collected that day to benefit Freehold Area Open Door, an interfaith agency that has been providing emergency food, funding, mentoring and scholarships to those in need from the Freehold area since 1987. The final event of this fall series will take place on Saturday, December 4th, when Peter Grandich and Company sponsors a Toys for Tots Race where Freehold Raceway will be collecting monetary and toy donations for children in need. Despite the pandemic, Marine Toys for Tots distributed more than 20.2 million toys, books and games to over 7.3 million less fortunate children during its 2020 campaign.
“Freehold Raceway has had a longstanding association with both Freehold Area Open Door and Toys for Tots,” said Howard Bruno, General Manager of Freehold Raceway. “We are looking forward to supporting these worthwhile causes again this year. We are grateful to Peter Grandich for his sponsorship and coordination of these events.”
Freehold Raceway was established in 1853 and features live standardbred harness racing for trotters and pacers. It features a half-mile track and is the oldest harness racing track in the United States. To learn more about Freehold Raceway, and to view their upcoming schedule, make sure to visit their official website: FreeholdRaceway.com