Racing Revenues for Victims

Responding to the dire need for help and resources for the Louisiana citizens became a top priority for Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino. In an unprecedented move, the racing operation is donating 100% of its revenues from Sunday's (Sept. 4) racing program to the Acadiana Chapter of the Red Cross Relief Fund. The racetrack is hosting a special night of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing beginning at 6:45 p.m.

Louisiana horsemen involved in the racing industry are supporting the benefit event initiated by Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino in Opelousas, La.

The benefit goes nationwide through the Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino simulcast network. "Everyone who bets on our races Sunday night will be making a contribution to the relief effort," said Howard.

The Sunday night benefit is open to the public at the facility in Opelousas. "This is a time for the whole family to help out," said Howard. "We know that people will turn out. No bet will be too small or too large."

WHAT:Hurricane Katrina Relief Benefit
BENEFITS: Acadiana Chapter of the Red Cross

WHERE: Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino, 2235 Creswell Lane Extension, Opelousas, LA

WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005; First Race 6:45 p.m.

For more information, 337\594-3000.


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