Lone Star to Hold Closing Day Charity Drive

The Lone Star Park Charitable Foundation for Grand Prairie will salute the end-of-meet champions on closing day of Lone Star Park's spring/summer Thoroughbred season with a charitable day at the races and silent memorabilia auction.

The "Parade of Champions" --honoring the horse of the meeting, top horsemen, and other champions during the 66-date season-- will take place July 23 in the private setting of the "Champions" banquet room on the second floor of the Grandstand.

Individual tickets are $50 and include admission, a delicious lunch buffet prepared by executive chef Jake Duplantis, and two drink coupons. A cash bar also will be available throughout the day. A silent memorabilia auction will close at the start of the eighth race.

All proceeds will benefit the Lone Star Park Charitable Foundation for Grand Prairie, a non-profit organization that has awarded more than $280,000 in grants to Grand Prairie non-profit organizations and charities since 2002.

Throughout the 11-race live program, top jockeys, trainers, and owners will be saluted for their achievements this season. The setting will provide guests with an opportunity to mix and mingle with the stars of Lone Star Park.

Sponsorship tables of eight are also available for $600 and include two commemorative bottles of wine and advertisement at the event. For more information or to buy tickets, contact Sharon McClung at (972) 237-1188.