FIA's Saratoga Day at the Track
FIA’s annual Food for Thought Endowment Fund scholarship fundraiser at Saratoga Racetrack’s “At the Rail” dining club on Friday, August 17th --- a great opportunity to spend the weekend in the Saratoga or Lake George area. According to Sports Illustrated, this yearly event is held at one of sport’s greatest venues. As those who have attended already know, “At the Rail” places you literally next to the track to witness the country’s elite thoroughbreds in a track side setting.
The event begins at 12:00 noon with a buffet lunch --- immediately followed by outstanding thoroughbred racing. The day “At the Rail” includes: clubhouse admission, an executive buffet, racing program, trackside seating, private betting windows and easy access to the finishline.
All proceeds are dedicated to scholarships through the Food for Thought Endowment Fund [Please note, $125 of your payment is deductible as a charitable contribution to the Food for Thought Endowment Fund]. Last year we were able to raise $12,500 and awarded “5” scholarships due to everyone’s support.
FIA is committed to containing costs for our generous participants who support this scholarship fundraiser. NYRA has informed FIA that due to escalating track admission prices, the charge for At the Rail Pavilion tickets have increased again this year. Also, due to the capacity in the At the Rail Pavilion being lowered by the State Fire Marshal this season, we were forced to move the day of our event to a Friday --- increasing the ticket price amount by $15.00 from the weekday prices. The cost of this year’s tickets will be $225/person. Included in this price will be an unlimited non-alcoholic beverage package including bottled water, soft drinks, ice tea and coffee.
Please note: Due to the extreme popularity of the Saratoga Racetrack and “At the Rail” dining, FIA’s reservations are limited and can be held only until June 29th. Therefore, FIA must have your completed reservation form (attached) and full payment of $225/person by June 29th. After that date, reservations will be received on an availability basis. Checks should be made payable to the Food for Thought Endowment Fund. Credit card charges to American Express, MasterCard and VISA also will be accepted.
Saratoga Springs is just three hours north of New York City via I-87 and Amtrak maintains direct service. FIA looks forward to seeing you “At the Rail” on Friday, August 17th. It truly is an event to experience in picturesque Saratoga Springs.