ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BANQUET.
We have previously hosted this banquet at Hollywood Park in mid December prior to its closing. Food, toys, gifts and musical entertainment were provided to typically 500 backstretch workers at that time in the Hollywood Park Turf Club.
Santa Anita Infield. This event was hosted in conjunction with the Southern California Jockey Colony, The Jockeys Guild, Santa Anita Park and ourselves. All frontside and backside employees and vendors were invited. BBQ, drinks, music, entertainment, raffles and gifts were provided to over 700 guests.
CTT BACKSTRETCH PICNIC HOLLYWOOD PARK
We have assisted CTT with volunteers at picnics for all Southern California Thoroughbred Racetrack backstretch workers.
Del Mar Racetrack infield. This is typically our biggest event. On average over 600 people attend and are treated to a Mexican barbecue. In previous years musical entertainment was provided by Dennis Agajanian and the Gutierrez Brothers. Many gifts are given away such as hygiene packs, skateboards, soccer balls, microwaves, mini refrigerators, coffeemakers, TV's, a VCR and the grand prize a 32 inch color television. We also had a 7 furlong foot race on the Del Mar Jimmy Durante Turf Course last year. Many thanks to all the volunteers that made the event a huge success and an enjoyable afternoon.
GOLDEN GATE FIELDS
We held an outreach similiar to the Del Mar backstretch outreach in conjunction with the National Racetrack Chaplaincy Of America and the Northern California Racetrack Chaplaincy Of America on September 26, 2006. This was the first of its kind and hopefully many more to come across the country and world.
Our highest attended outreach for 2005 was at Del Mar in which over 700 people were fed and treated to entertainment by internationally known musical artist The Gutierrez Brothers.
Carlos Ayub, head of Spanish ministry at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa,
delivered the message. Additionally backstretch employees took part in raffles for electronics, gifts for women and childrens toys. Everyone walked away with a gift.