For the entire month of May, the Volunteer Center of Bergen County will be the Charity of the Month at Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment. During every live racing night, guests can donate $1 to the Charity of the Month to participate in the horse toss for the Horseplay Car Giveaway that takes place after Race 9 each night. Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment will match every dollar raised in the horse toss and donate the proceeds to the Volunteer Center of Bergen County.
Horseplay Car Giveaway participants will receive a numbered rubber horse and attempt to throw it into the window of a moving car. A winner, randomly chosen from all the horses that make it into the car, will receive a $100 betting voucher. Each night’s winner will be entered into a grand prize drawing to win a Scion FRS on Hambletonian Day, Saturday, August 8th. After the horse toss each night, children are encouraged to pick up all the rubber horses left on the track and receive a free ice cream.
The Volunteer Center of Bergen County is a non-profit organization based in Hackensack that strengthens the community by connecting people through service and developing civic leaders. The Volunteer Center’s programs include the Chore Service, which provides minor home repairs, including installing safety grab bars, to people who are elderly and/or disabled; Mentoring Youth, a mentoring for children with emotional, social or behavioral challenges; Mentoring Moms, which provides mentors to mothers whose children are at-risk for abuse or neglect and Bergen LEADS, a learning and leadership program for adults.