Children’s Fund Hosts Day at the Races to Benefit At-Risk Children

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Themed “A Day at the Races” by Claremont West-End Auxiliary who fundraises for the Children’s Fund, it promises to be a fun-filled day for all who attend on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the Santa Anita Park at 285 West Huntington Drive in Arcadia.

“What a great way to spend a Saturday with friends and family,” says Deanna Bush, Claremont West-End Auxiliary’s President and Children’s Fund Board of Directors member. “We have put together a race package that includes admission, valet parking and lunch in the Club House Plaza. And, even better is that while you are enjoying yourself you will also be raising money for the at-risk, abused, neglected, impoverished and abandoned children in our communities.”

President and CEO Erin Phillips of Children’s Fund states, “Claremont West-End Auxiliary fundraises for us throughout the year with several different events, and this is one of my favorites. The excitement of thoroughbred racing at such a beautiful venue is a delightful experience. We are very thankful for the support that Claremont West-End Auxiliary gives to help make brighter tomorrows for the underprivileged children in our communities.”

The gates open at 10:30 a.m. and the races begin at 12:30pm. Tickets can be purchased online at on the events page, or you can call JoAnne Mineer at 909.593.8129 or Barbara Williams at 909.899.6797. Tickets are priced are $65 each.

Founded in 1958 by a group of West End ladies, Claremont West-End Auxiliary supported the Children’s Home Society in working to help adoptive children and families. In 1992 the decision was made to dedicate time and energy to Children’s Fund. Today, Claremont continues to raise funds, promote community awareness and carry out projects in support of children at risk through activities such as the Home Tour, Membership Tea and A Day at the Races.

Created in 1986, Children’s Fund is a non-profit whose mission is to prevent child abuse in our community; to ensure that at-risk children who are abused, neglected, impoverished, or abandoned receive adequate food, shelter, clothing, medical care and education; and to provide equal opportunity for social development for these children. For more information on Children’s Fund or how you can give hope for brighter tomorrows in the life of a child, please visit Children’s Fund’s website at or call 909.379.0000. Follow us on Facebook: