Cards 4 CARMA
7th Annual CARMA Cares Charity Event Raises Funds for Retired Racehorses
“Cards 4 CARMA” to be held Opening Weekend of the 2014 Del Mar Racing Season
In support of providing funding for the rehabilitation, retraining and/or retirement of Thoroughbred horses that have raced in California, CARMA will be hosting its 7th annual charity fundraiser. “Cards 4 CARMA”, on Saturday, July 19, at the Del Mar Hilton Hotel at 6:30 pm.
Attendees of the “Cards 4 CARMA” event will enjoy a Texas Hold’Em Poker Tournament, limited to the first 100 registrants, a Casino Night, silent auction and much more. There will be live music performed by The West Coasters Band, heavy appetizers and a no-host bar. Guests will mix and mingle with industry elite, including racehorse owners, trainers and jockeys. This year’s prizes include a weekend stay at The Carson Valley Inn & Casino located in Carson Valley, Nevada. One trip includes three nights and two days of golf for two, plus a $100 food credit at the hotel. Another trip includes two nights and $100 food credit.
“We are extremely proud of the work we’ve done over the last seven years for the horses, and are looking forward to the continued support of our friends and partners at this year’s event,” said CARMA Board Chair Madeline Auerbach. “The CARMA program has been a proven success in terms of dollars raised, and most importantly, in the tangible results seen at our benefiting farms and facilities where the horses live. CARMA has become a leader in the retirement/adoption community and events like this make our work possible.”
Guests who are not playing in the poker tournament can enjoy the festivities – including a live band, delicious appetizers, no-host cocktails, 50/50 Drawing, a silent auction and more – for just $50. Individual poker players enter into the limited Texas Hold ‘Em style tournament with a $200 donation.
Register for the event by July 1st and receive two (2) complimentary Clubhouse Passes valid any single day of 2014 Del Mar Meet.
Tickets for “Cards 4 CARMA” are now available at www.carma4horses.org. For questions please call (626) 574-6622 or email info@CARMA4horses.org. The Del Mar Hilton hotel is located at 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, California 92014. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age.
CARMA is funded by individual donations and by a 0.3 percent deduction from purses to help fund equine retirement. This deduction, one owners can opt-out of, is used to help support equine retirement farms and other non-profit programs that care for and retrain retired Thoroughbred racehorses. Since its inception in 2008, CARMA has granted over $1.08 million which has provided care to hundreds of Thoroughbreds that participated in California races at some point in their career. Over 80 percent of the funds raised by the organization are utilized in the day-to-day care of these horses.