A benefit for jockey Michael Straight will be held Oct. 25 at Philly G’s Restaurant in Vernon Hills, Ill.
A native of East Greenbush, N.Y., Straight was seriously injured in a race at Arlington Park on Aug. 26. He is currently at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
Admission to the event is $50 and includes Hors d’Oeuvres, live music, and additional entertainment. A silent auction, raffles, games and a cash bar will be available with proceeds going towards Michael Straight’s medical costs.
Reservations for the benefit are encouraged and can be made at email@example.com. Tickets are also available at the door the night of the event. Philly G’s is located at 1252 E. Highway 45 in Vernon Hills.
For those unable to attend the benefit who would like to make a contribution, donations can be made to the Don MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund earmarked for Michael Straight by sending a check payable to the Don MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund in care of Michael Straight, 547 Webford Ave., Des Plaines, IL 60016.