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Picture a beautiful day at the picturesqe Santa Anita Race Track followed by an evening of music, food and casino games. Now imagine it all for a good cause.
The Jim Murray Memorial Foundation will hold the 2nd Annual "Day at the Races & Monte Carlo Night" on October 25th at Santa Anita Race Track. All proceeds will help fund the JMMF journalism scholarship program which awards scholarships to college journalists nationwide.
We will honor sportswriter, Rick Reilly with the JMMF "Great Ones Award" and jockey Joe Talamo with the "Athlete of the Year" award at the event.
The Lanai Room in the Club House offers a variety of food choices every day to racing fans. The menu includes soup, jumbo hot dogs, salads, sandwiches, Philly cheese steak, rice bowls, snacks, pastries and beverages. There are also Concession Stands and Bars in the betting areas where you can find carved roast beef, turkey and ham sandwiches, more than a tradition for many, it is an outright necessity!
Santa Anita Race Track has named the last race of the day for the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation that finishes at approximately 5:15 PM.
After the races, please follow the JMMF “Day at the Races & Monte Carlo Night” signs to Check-In for your event wristbands. Everyone MUST wear a wristband for the Monte Carlo Night festivities. The Cocktail Reception (cash bar) will start at 6:00 PM, introduction of the Class of 2014 Murray Scholars, photo ops and bid on the Silent Auction.
The included dinner food stations will offer delicious choices for everyone beginning at 6:45 PM. All guests will receive $100 in poker chips to begin the Monte Carlo Night. Additional chips can be purchased via donation.
Evening musical entertainment will be provided by the very talented BARLEY LEGAL BAND from Hermosa Beach, CA. Their beach rock orignials combined with covers from the 60s, 70's, 80's and beyond will have you dancing in no time.
On weekends, Santa Anita Racetrack gates open at 10:00 AM. Post time for the first race is 1:00 PM. Come to the races at your leisure. You are in for a fun-filled day and evening.
ATTIRE: Clubhouse Casual. Dress jean permitted. NO sneakers, shorts, tank tops or T-shirts.
Do I need a paper ticket? YES. Your paper ticket will need to be redeemed at Will Call for your ticket into the track. Check in/wristbands for the Monte Carlo Night will be given out after the races.
Will there be food? During the day, you are on your own for food but there are plenty of options at the track. Most take credit cards or there are ATMs throughout the facility. Dinner is included with your ticket.
Lodging? There are many hotels within a short drive (or medium walk) from the track. The official hotel of the event will be the Embassy Suites Hotel in Arcadia, CA. A special rate of $119.00/night is available if you mention this event.
Hotel link: http://embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/embassy-suites-arcadia-pasadena-area-LAXHDES/index.html
When & Where
Jim Murray Memorial Foundation
The Jim Murray Memorial Foundation (JMMF) became an official California 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation on May 17, 1999, to perpetuate the late sportswriter, Jim Murray’s, legacy and his love for and dedication to his extraordinary career in journalism.
The Foundation’s goal is to raise funds throughout the year to provide scholarships for second and third year undergraduate journalism students. The JMMF coordinates a nationwide essay competition, with winners decided by a panel of nationally known journalists. The greater the success of the JMMF's fund-raising events, the more financial support it will provide for talented students.