Hall of Fame horseman Jack Van Berg

Hall of Fame horseman Jack Van Berg

Anne M. Eberhardt

Gregson Foundation to Fete McAnally, Van Berg

Fundraiser honoring Hall of Fame trainers is set for Aug. 9 in San Diego.

The Edwin J. Gregson Foundation will host a charity fundraising dinner Aug. 9 honoring American Hall of Fame trainers Ron McAnally and Jack Van Berg for their phenomenal careers and contributions to the racing community.

The dinner will serve as the 10th fundraising event for the Edwin J. Gregson Foundation, the proceeds of which will be used for continued development of various educational programs to benefit California’s backstretch workers and their families. Programs such as scholarship grants, computer literacy classes, and ongoing English as a Second Language courses were part of Gregson’s vision in helping individuals improve their standard of living and achieve excellence in their lives.

The foundation will fete McAnally and Van Berg at The Grand Del Mar in San Diego, Calif. Tickets are $250 per person. The annual event sells out each year, so those wishing to attend should purchase tickets early. Further information is available at (626) 447-2339.