by Joanne K. Adams
The Belmont Child Care Association, Inc. (BCCA) will host its annual fundraiser online this summer during the week-long "Racing for the Children" virtual party beginning on Monday, August 3 at 12 p.m. through Sunday, August 9.
The virtual format, which serves as a temporary substitute for the BCCA's annual dinner, will be hosted online at BelmontChildCare.org. Over the seven-day period, supporters are invited to visit the website to enjoy video messages from well-known racing personalities, a premium auction and recipes from Saratoga Springs restaurants, amongst other interactive elements.
All proceeds from the "Racing for the Children" virtual party will support the BCCA's mission to care for the children and families of the backstretch, including the operation of the Anna House at Belmont Park as well as the forthcoming Saratoga Child Care Center, which is set to debut in 2021.
"We invite you to join us and think big for BCCA," said BCCA President Libby Imperio. "A gift of any size makes a difference in a child's life and when we come together, we can make a great impact."
The premium auction will feature a number of unique items, including: a Clubhouse box for the 2021 Runhappy Travers at Saratoga Race Course; a Clubhouse box for the 2021 Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park; a customized jockey statue and quarter mile post; equine care from Rood and Riddle; and services from Brook Ledge Horse Transportation.
Sponsorships and matching grants for the "Racing for the Children" virtual party are currently available. For more information, contact BCCA Executive Director Joanne K. Adams at [email protected].
The Belmont Child Care Association works to provide a safe, supportive, and academically inspiring environment for the children of parents working in the thoroughbred racing backstretch area located at New York's historic Belmont Park, Aqueduct Racetrack and Saratoga Race Course. For more information, visit BelmontChildCare.org.