Jockeys and Jeans, a volunteer group dedicated to raising funds for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF), has named Caesars Entertainment Inc. as the presenting sponsor for its 7th annual fundraising event on Sept. 11 at Monmouth Park.
Founded in 2014 by five former jockeys, Jockeys and Jeans has raised more than $1.6 million to benefit the PDJF through a yearly stallion season sale and its annual fundraising event. The PDJF pays a monthly stipend to more than 60 former jockeys who suffered career-ending injuries, including many whose injuries left them paralyzed.
“As a company tightly aligned with horse racing, it was important for us to get involved with Jockeys and Jeans,” said Joe Morris, Senior Vice President of Racing at Caesars Entertainment. “Its mission to give back to former jockeys is an important one, and we’re proud to serve as a presenting sponsor of their annual fundraising event to honor the legacy of so many great jockeys who love this sport.”
This year’s event is expected to attract more than a dozen Hall of Fame jockeys to honor seven of their fallen brothers and sisters. There will be silent and live auctions of racing-related memorabilia and autograph sessions throughout the event. All funds generated will go directly to the PDJF to benefit injured former jockeys.
“Caesars Entertainment has stepped up to the plate and hit a grand slam home run for disabled former jockeys,” said Barry Pearl, President of Jockeys and Jeans. “This is a watershed moment in the evolution of our group. I’m happy to say to every injured former jockey in the United States that Caesars Entertainment truly cares.”
The upcoming Jockeys and Jeans fundraiser will be held at the Turf Club at Monmouth Park, the first time the track will serve as the host. The event starts at 11:30 a.m., and tickets can be purchased at seatgeek.com/monmouth.
For further information contact Barry Pearl at [email protected] or by calling (717) 503-0182, or Eddie Donnally at [email protected], or by calling (818) 653-3711.
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