Woodbine Turf Races
The 13th annual Woodbine Turf Races outpace last year’s total, raising an outstanding $75,000 for United Way Toronto
The 13th annual Woodbine Turf Races for United Way Toronto has proven to be the best one yet, raising a grand total of $75,000 for the cause—a huge jump from last year’s grand total of $18,000.
Employees of Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and community sponsors hit the track on Sunday, September 11 and showed their unwavering support for the cause. As the event has grown in its fundraising success, it’s also become more popular among the participants—more people than ever before took part and fundraised for United Way this year. Along with WEG employees and business partners, runners from United Way member agencies also took part in the four races happening at the event.
“It was nice that the employees came out and brought their families and friends and participated to help raise money and awareness for the United Way,” said Nick Eaves, WEG President and CEO.
“We know the funds raised go to a great cause so we have been exploring ways to expand the scope of the Turf Races and raise more money for United Way Toronto. Making it a family-friendly event combined with some healthy competition between departments and business partners looks like a winning formula,” he added.
The event was held at the Woodbine Racetrack’s E.P Taylor Turf Course and included three relays and a mile-and-a-half finale run. With a strong start out of the gate, WEG employees and their partners have showed that despite the challenging economic times Toronto’s residents face, generosity always comes out winning for our community.