Jim Murray Memorial Foundation 4th Annual Day at the Races

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Santa Anita Park

285 West Huntington Drive

Arcadia, CA 91007

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The 4th Annual "Day at the Races & Monte Carlo Night" tickets are now available. We welcome the 2016 Class of Murray Scholars with a full day of celebration at beautiful Santa Anita Park.

The 2016 JMMF Honorees

"Great Ones Award"- The Los Angeles Rams

Sports Journalist of the Year- Shelley Smith, ESPN

Ambassador of the Year- Dr. Ted Geltner, Valdosta State University

The 2016 Class of Murray Scholars

When: Saturday, October 29th
Where: Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA

Beginning with a day at the races, everyone will enjoy the wonderful setting of Santa Anita Park watching the thoroughbreds race around the legendary oval from our reserved seats on track level. Food, drinks and betting are mere steps away from you.

Join us in the Winner's Circle for photographs after the last race of the day, name for the JMMF. Then, we will move to the beautiful Chandelier Room for a full buffet dinner consisting of diverse food stations offering delicious choices for everyone, awards and a variety of casnio games to choose from.

Silent auction items from the worlds of sports, entertainment and music.

All proceeds from this event benefit the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation Fund for College Journalism Scholarships. To date the JMMF has awarded 99 scholarships totalling nearly $500,000.

Hotel Accommodations

Ask for the “Santa Anita Special Events Rates”

Embassy Suites Hotel (Official Hotel for the JMMF)
211 E. Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA 91006
(626) 445-8525
Contact ~ Naomi Briones (ext. 121)

Courtyard by Marriott Monrovia
700 W. Huntington Drive
Monrovia, CA 91016
(626) 531-8001
SA Rate: Monday-Wednesday $149
Thursday-Sunday $139

Double Tree
924 W. Huntington Drive
Monrovia, CA 91016
(626) 357-1900
SA Rate (includes breakfast for 2): Standard room- $139/night
Upgraded room- $ 159/night

Extended Stay America
401 E. Santa Clara St.
Arcadia, CA 91006
(626) 446-6422
SA Daily Rate: $96.59/night
SA Weekly Rate: $87.39/night
SA Monthly Rate: $70.83/night

Hampton Inn
311 E. Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA 91006
(626) 574-5600
SA Rate varies. Use code 0560078501 when booking.

Hilton Garden Inn
199 N. Second Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91006
(626) 574-6900
Santa Anita rate: Mon-Wed $120/night
Thurs-Sun $145/night

Residence Inn by Marriott
321 E. Huntington Drive
Arcadia CA 91006
(626) 446-6500

SpringHill Suites by Marriott
99 N. Second Ave
Arcadia, CA 91006
(626) 821-5400

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Santa Anita Park

285 West Huntington Drive

Arcadia, CA 91007

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Organizer Jim Murray Memorial Foundation

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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.

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