On June 22nd, the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association (OHHA) will host its 7th Charity Night at the Races. The event will be held at Eldorado Gaming at Scioto Downs.
The participants of each charity are invited to join us trackside for a meal and to enjoy an evening of racing. OHHA Board members and other members of the racing community will host each charity, educating them about the industry and sharing the excitement of harness racing. For many of the charity representatives, this is their first time at a harness racetrack.
Throughout the evening there are various activities they will be involved with. Each charity will be interviewed in the winner’s circle to share what their charity’s mission is, and many will have an informational table set up for racing fans to learn more. Participants will also have an opportunity to take a ride in the starting gate, visit the paddock and have a photo taken with their horse.
Two races with 10-horse fields will be dedicated for the charity races. Horses and charities will be coupled by a random draw. Each charity will have a horse assigned to them and will be cheering on their horse. How the horses finish in each race will determine how much money the charity will win.
The winnings per placings are 1st– $10,000 2nd– $5,000 3rd– $2,500 4th-10th will receive $2,000 each.
The total amount being donated to charities is $63,000.
The charities participating include:
ALS- The ALS Association Central & Southern Ohio Chapter
Alzheimers Association Central Ohio Chapter
Canine Companions For Independence
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Central Ohio
Girls on the Run of Central Ohio
Haven House of Pickaway County Inc.
JDRF Central Ohio
Ohio 4-H Youth Development
Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation
Ohio FFA Foundation, Inc.
Pacing For the Cure
PBJ Connections, Inc.
Pickaway County Special Olympics
St. Vincent dePaul Society- St. Denis/Holy Family/Immaculate
St. Patrick School
American Red Cross
USO of Central and Southern Ohio
Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association is looking forward to a fun and exciting evening at Eldorado Scioto Downs on June 22nd.