Remington Park announces 2019-2020 charity partners
Remington Park officials announced today the selection of 11 Oklahoma charities to partner with for the next two years. In 2019 and 2020, Remington Park patrons will help off-track thoroughbreds find forever homes, help underserved children gain access to educational tools over the summer, provide free dental and health care to uninsured residents and more.
“Making a difference for the community that has supported us for the past 30 years continues to be a focus, and we’re honored to partner with these 11 charities,” said Scott Wells, president and general manager of Remington Park. “We conducted a thorough application and selection process to ensure we reached as many areas of the community as possible. We’re pleased to support animal-related nonprofits, as well as organizations that serve children and families in different ways.”
The 2019-2020 Remington Park charity partners include:
• Autism Oklahoma
• Citizens Caring for Children
• Freedom School Oklahoma City
• Good Shepherd Clinic
• Horse and Hound Rescue Foundation
• Kids Joining Eternity
• The Oklahoma City Police Department’s Family Awareness and Community Teamwork
• Oklahoma Thoroughbred Retirement Program
• Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund
• Positive Tomorrows
Events are held throughout the year to benefit Remington Park’s charity partners including Extreme Race Day for Charity, the Riders Cup Golf tournament and other events throughout Oklahoma Derby week, and more. The inaugural charity gala taking place in March will serve as the official welcome to the 11 organizations selected to be Remington Park’s charity partners.
The gala will coincide with opening weekend of the quarter horse racing season and takes place March 8. Attendees will have the opportunity to mingle with representatives from the 11 nonprofits to learn more about their organizations. Guests will also be treated to an evening of entertainment including dinner, live racing, a silent auction and more. Dozens of items are available during the auction, including a private dinner for 13 people valued at $600. Tickets for the fundraising gala will be available early next year.