OHHA joins Dayton Raceway, local firefighters on toy drive

Grove City, OH – Dayton area horsemen are hoping to make the holiday’s a little happier for some less fortunate children.  The Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association, Dayton Firefighters Local 136 and Dayton Raceway have teamed up for their annual toy drive to benefit children in the Dayton area.

“This has been a difficult year with COVID-19, but our horsemen have stepped up again with donations of toys and over $1,100 in cash.  This will help many children in the Dayton area have a very merry Christmas,” said Brett Merkle the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association track representative.

(L-R) Trevor Smith, Jason Brewer and Greg Henderson help Dayton Firefighters Tyler Chamberlin and Krista Trabor fill an ambulance full of toys. Brad Conrad Photo.

Boxes of toys were loaded into a Dayton Fire Department ambulance at Dayton Raceway Thursday afternoon (Dec. 17) to be distributed to the children.

Paramedic and Director of Special Events for Dayton Firefighters Local 136 Krista Tabor says they have been doing the toy drive for over 10 years.  “We appreciate the generosity of the horsemen at Dayton Raceway,” said Tabor. “It gives us the opportunity to help families across the city of Dayton that are less fortunate and allows them to have a merry Christmas.”

The Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association (OHHA) is a non-profit organization serving Standardbred horse owners, breeders, trainers, drivers and fans who participate in the sport of harness racing in the Buckeye State.

OHHA was founded in 1953. The mission of the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association is to preserve, protect, promote and serve the entire Standardbred industry in Ohio and beyond.

For more information contact:  Frank Fraas, ffraas@ohha.com, 614.221.3650.

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