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Thirsty in Saratoga? Visit with celebrity jockey bartenders August 17

August 11, 2011     E-mail this page to a friend!

Prime at Saratoga National will be hosting the Celebrity Jockey Bartending Charity Event with The Robby Albarado Foundation on Wednesday, August 17, 2011. After they get done riding in the races at Saratoga Race Track, some of the nationís top jockeys will be shaking cocktails and mixing drinks for tips with all proceeds benefiting The Robby Albarado Foundation and the Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund (PDJF).

This event will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Prime at Saratoga National. Prime is at the award-winning Saratoga National Gold Club located at 458 Union Avenue in Saratoga Springs.

Jockey bartenders include Robby Albarado, John Velazquez and Julien Leparoux. Other jockeys will also be participating in the event. Entertainment will be provided by Wayne Pensiero & Tony Mancuso.

The Robby Albarado Foundation is a non-profit, federally recognized 501(c)(3) organization established to improve and enrich the lives of young people through personal involvement, volunteerism and financial support. It's the Foundation's vision to build stronger communities by giving young people the opportunity to reach their full potential. The Foundation is dedicated to those on and off of the race-track.

The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) is a 501(c)(3) public charity that provides financial assistance to some 60 former jockeys who have suffered catastrophic on-track injuries. Since its founding in 2006, the fund has disbursed over $3.5 million to permanently disabled jockeys, most of whom have sustained paralysis or brain injuries.