College students will be given a special welcome during Saratoga's fourth annual College Day on July 27. All college students will receive free grandstand admission with a valid college ID, and the first 1,000 college students to register on-track will receive a free commemorative College Day T-shirt.
Track goers of all ages will be encouraged to don their alma mater's colors or favorite collegiate team's gear for the chance to win special prizes throughout the day. College and university mascots from schools throughout the greater Capital Region will walk the track distributing prizes to those showing their school spirit.
"It is great fun for everyone to watch the track light up with school spirit every year on College Day," NYRA President and COO Ellen McClain said, "but more than that, it's our opportunity here at NYRA to do our part in helping future generations with the high cost of a higher education. We are grateful for all our supporting partners that make it possible for students to receive thousands of dollars in scholarships here at the track each year."
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will offer college students enrolled in the upcoming academic year the chance to win $1,000 scholarships following each race. Additional scholarships awarded on College Day and scholarship-related highlights include:
Beginning at noon (EDT) on College Day, students may register at the Big Red Spring to win the scholarships and other prizes including iPods, iTunes gift cards, and restaurant gift cards while enjoying activities with Kiss FM in the backyard.
Popular sidekick Greg T from the nationally syndicated Elvis Duran and the Morning Show will mingle with students and fans during his inaugural appearance at College Day.
A special "Student Zone" will be designated near the Big Red Spring in the backyard to provide College Day attendees with an exclusive place to relax and enjoy the races. The tented area will feature Kiss FM DJs from noon to 2 p.m., college-themed décor, activities and more.
College Day coincides with the meet's first Party at the Spa, presented by Coors Light, which features a special 2:30 p.m. first post time.
For a complete and up to date listing of all special events at Saratoga Race Course, visit www.nyra.com/saratogaevents.