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A Night at the Derby Fundraiser Oct. 3

Head to Springville on Saturday, Oct. 3 for a unique fundraiser. “A Night at the Derby” will be held from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at St. Aloysius Parish Hall, 190 Franklin St., in Springville.

This is a unique fundraiser and social event that uses Thoroughbred Horse Races instead of a traditional raffle to determine the winning number. Races are up-to-date productions shot with five cameras. Each race features commentary by professional race track announcers and shows the horses parading to the post, loading in the gate, split-screen close-ups, horses in the lead graphics, the tote board results, the winning horse in the winner’s circle, slow-motion photo finish replays, plus a full graphic and commentary announcing the results of each race. All races will be projected on a state-of-the-art video projection system to give everyone the feeling that they are ‘at the derby’. There will be a total of nine races with 10 horses in each race. The tenth race will consist of the winners of each of the first nine races with a tenth horse to be auctioned off prior to the race. Prizes are determined by the number of participants and how many raffle tickets are purchased for each horse.

Event tickets are $20.

The event benefits Springville Youth Inc. (SYI), a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that was founded in 1940 and provides recreation services for the residents of the Town of Concord and Village of Springville, New York.

For more information about SYI and A Night at the Derby, visit www.syionline.org.

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