The 11th annual Edwin J. Gregson Foundation dinner will take place Mon., Aug. 8 at The Grand Del Mar in San Diego, Calif. The charity fundraiser will honor the Oak Tree Racing Association for its role in the success of California horseracing and its charitable giving.
Proceeds from the dinner will be used to continue the development of various educational programs that benefit California’s backstretch workers and their families. These programs include scholarship grants, computer literacy classes, English courses, and various recreational activities. Gregson, trainer of 1982 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Gato del Sol, was deeply involved in helping individuals improve their standard of living before his death.
In its more than 40 years of existence, Oak Tree Racing Association has contributed more than $26 million to projects that benefit the horse industry. The not-for-profit organization has contributed to the University of California-Davis, the Center for Equine Health and Performance, the Grayson-Jockey Club, American Horse Council, Southern California Equine Foundation, the Winners Foundation, and many more organizations.
Tickets for the dinner are $250 per person, and can be ordered through Angie Carmona at 626-447-2339.