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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Annual golf tourney to benefit Saratoga Backstretch Workers

The Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau is holding their annual golf classic on May 19 at Saratoga National Golf Club.

This year’s event is offer ing the opportunity to make a monetary contribution to sup
port the Saratoga Backstretch Workers at the Saratoga Race Course.

The golf classic is a networking opportunity for Bureau members and brings meeting planner clients to Saratoga to experience all the city has to offer as a destination.

Business support comes in the form of sponsoring a hole, donating a prize/gift certificate and making a monetary donation to Backstretch Employee Service Team of New York, Inc. (B.E.S.T.), an organization supporting back stretch workers.

The Bureau is committed to helping the community and would like to recognize all the hard working employees of our city’s historic landmark racetrack.

Registration for the tournament opens at 11 a.m., shotgun tee-off at 1 p.m., and concludes with a reception featuring awards and prizes from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The entire event is open to Bureau members and non-members. You can choose to attend the golf portion, the reception only, or both.

The tournament will proceed rain or shine unless the course is closed.

To register for the annual golf classic online, visit or to request a printed invitation, call the Bureau at (518) 584-1531. Kindly R.S.V.P. by May 12.

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