Race track Chaplaincy
of america
metropolitan nY division

516-216-5196

info@rtcany.org

2150 Hempstead Tpke.

Elmont, NY 11003

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NY RTCA Annual events

in the spring

Easter Egg Hunt
April 17th at 6 pm
Belmont Café at Belmont Park

NY RTCA's annual egg hunt has become a much loved Backstretch community event, and the perfect way to celebrate spring!  Held in the Belmont Cafe at Belmont Park, the hunt includes photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, arts & crafts, and live entertainment.  Grab your baskets and bunny ears and usher in the warm weather with us!

 

If you are interested in volunteering, participating or becoming a sponsor for this event, please click _____ to contact our Programs Director, Nick Caras.

in the summer

Charity Basketball Game
August 2nd at 6:30 PM
Saratoga Springs City Rec Center

Year after year the Jockeys face the Horsemen on the basketball court. Hall of fame jockeys and trainers serve as captains to the all-star basketball teams in a tournament-style competition. All proceeds from the event serve to benefit signature programs for the NY Race Track Chaplaincy.  At this event, there are also raffles, promo items for sale and many other surprises.

This star-studded basketball game is the premier charity event of the Summer. Don't miss it, admission is FREE!  

in the summer

NY Chaplaincy Brunch
August 15th at 10:30 AM
Saratoga National Golf Course

The NY Racetrack Chaplaincy invites all its supporters to the Annual Chaplaincy Brunch. This event takes place during the Saratoga racing season and its purpose is to raise funds for programs and events for all three NYRA Backstretch communities. 

Information regarding sponsorships, journal ads and tickets for the 2017 Brunch, honoring Kiaran and Letty McLaughlin, is available HERE. 

IN the fall

Thanksgiving Food Distribution
November 21st at 11 AM
Belmont Park Gate 6 & Aqueduct Gate 6

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. 

Through this event the NY Race Track Chaplaincy helps those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services. 

Every year, over 100 women from the Backstretch Community at Belmont attend this event. Guests speakers, as well as public and private organizations present the ladies with opportunities to obtain the services they need at little or no cost. 

IN THE FALL

Breast Cancer Awareness Event
October 24th at 6:30 pm
Belmont Café at Belmont Park

in the winter

Grand Christmas Celebration
December 5th at 5 PM
Longfellows Restaurant

Back to School Party

Over 300 children receive backpacks filled with ALL the supplies they need to return to school. 

A list of suggested donations can be found 

Christmas Carnival

Thanks to our annual sponsor Mike Repole, and other donations from our supporters like you, we host the families of the backstretch for a Christmas Festival every year in the Belmont Cafe. 

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NY RTCA Annual events

in the spring

Easter Egg Hunt
Belmont Café at Belmont Park

NYRTCA's annual egg hunt has become a much loved Backstretch community event, and the perfect way to celebrate spring!  Held in the Belmont Cafe at Belmont Park, the hunt includes photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, arts & crafts, and live entertainment.  Grab your baskets and bunny ears and usher in the warm weather with us.

This is a great opportunity to become involved as a volunteer, on your own, with a friend, or with a group.  We need many volunteers on this day and also need eggs stuffed with candy, goody bags, financial contributions, and sponsors.  Click HERE for more information and to sign up.  Thank you!

in the summer

Charity Basketball Game
Saratoga Springs City Rec Center

Year after year the Jockeys face the Horsemen on the basketball court. Hall of fame jockeys and trainers serve as captains to the all-star basketball teams in a tournament-style competition. All proceeds from the event serve to benefit signature programs for the NY Race Track Chaplaincy.  At this event, there are also raffles, promo items for sale and many other surprises.

This star-studded basketball game is the premier charity event of the Summer, and is one of our major fundraisers.  To become a sponsor or to donate and support the programs of the NY Chaplaincy please click HERE.  Thank you!

in the summer

The NY Racetrack Chaplaincy invites all its supporters to the Annual Chaplaincy Brunch. This event takes place during the Saratoga racing season and its purpose is to raise funds for programs and events for all three NYRA Backstretch communities. 

IN THE FALL

Breast Cancer Awareness Event
Belmont Café at Belmont Park

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. 

Through this event the NY Race Track Chaplaincy helps those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services. 

Every year, over 100 women from the Backstretch Community at Belmont attend this event. Guests speakers, as well as public and private organizations present the ladies with opportunities to obtain the services they need at little or no cost. 

in the fall

The First Night of Champions Dinner was held on October 29th, 2017.  Hall of Fame Jockey Angel Cordero was honored and the jockeys and trophies from all three legs of the Triple Crown were represented. Stay tuned for details for this event in the Fall of 2019!

IN the fall

Thanksgiving Food Assembly and Distribution
Belmont Park Clubhouse 

Every year the NY Racetrack Chaplaincy provides large bags filled with the traditional Thanksgiving fixings to prepare a holiday family meal to over 300 families from Aqueduct, Belmont and Saratoga race tracks. Along with the turkeys and all the trimmings, the families receive additional grocery items to provide for a week's worth of food, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Email us for further info. 

in the winter

Sponsor a Family Celebrations

The NY Race Track Chaplaincy strives to make sure that each backstretch family from Saratoga, Belmont and Aqueduct have what they need for their children during the holiday months by supplying food, new winter clothing and a time of celebration and appreciation of their hard work and dedication to the horse racing industry and we cannot do this without your help. 

 

For information about sponsoring a family of any size or making a contribution of your choice toward this cause, please click here