DAYTON, OH – Hollywood Dayton Raceway, in conjunction with the Ohio Harness Horsemens Association, donated over 200 new and gently used winter coats to the St. Vincent De Paul Society of Dayton’s annual Holiday Coat Drive on Monday afternoon (Nov. 2). It was the fourth consecutive year that the local harness horse community has supported the worthwhile cause.
Quentin Herman, who accepted the large charitable donation, expressed gratitude. “Our mission is to provide assistance, shelter and hope to people who need it. This support from Hollywood Gaming and the horsemen and women that race there will go a long way towards helping us to accomplish our goal of keeping as many local people facing hardships in their lives as warm as possible.”
Horsemen’s Bookkeeper Terri Mt. Pleasant spearheads the local coat drive with help from OHHA rep Brett Merkle.
“We’re glad to support worthwhile area causes,” said Director of Racing Jason Bluhm. “We really appreciate the generosity of the horse community in helping us to lend this helping hand to those in need.”