This Veteran’s Day Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will be doing more than ever to pay tribute to our U.S. armed forces. With many employees and friends of the company having served in the military, Hoosier Park plans to give back throughout the holiday weekend. A proud supporter of Indiana veterans and national soldiers alike, Hoosier Park will be offering discounts, free food opportunities and a very special all-day trip to the Veteran’s Day Memorial Service and Parade in Downtown Indianapolis.
With a military ID, our esteemed veterans can enjoy $5 in free slot play deposited on their Club Centaur account as well as 25% off at the Big Deli and Prime Harvest Buffet all holiday weekend. Then on Sunday, November 11th, a complimentary breakfast will be offered in the Big Deli from 7 to 10 am. Hoosier Park will then host a special Veterans Day Tribute on the casino floor at 11 am following breakfast.
The annual Veteran’s Day Memorial Service and Parade in Downtown Indianapolis is on Saturday, November 10th. The event begins at 10:30 am on the north steps of the Indiana War Memorial with a Musical Prelude by the 38th Division Band of the Indiana National Guard. This display of patriotism will include music from World War I, II, and the Korean War eras. To conclude the Memorial Service, the Indiana Air National Guard will perform a fly-over display just above the Indiana War Memorial. At 11:45 am, the Veteran’s Day Memorial Parade will commence. More than 80 military units will parade through Downtown Indianapolis from Michigan and Pennsylvania Streets to Meridian and North Streets. This Veteran’s Day event is sure to be one to remember and Hoosier Park aims to make sure no soldier misses the day’s great events.
At 8:30 am Saturday, a bus will be stationed outside of the casino to provide roundtrip transportation for those wishing to enjoy the service. With a military ID, Hoosier Park will provide the transportation and a free box lunch for each veteran and their guest. After the conclusion of the parade, the bus will be waiting to return the group back to Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson. There is no purchase necessary and there are no costs associated with this half-day event. Pay respects to our fallen soldiers and give thanks to our enlisted with this all-inclusive trip to the Veteran’s Day memorial Service and Parade this November.
Today, Tuesday May 24, Hoosier Park 2011 Celebrity Drivers had the chance of a lifetime right here in Anderson, Indiana. The drivers were able to participate in a charity race driving cars from the Anderson Speedway. Drivers included Josh Sutton, Mike Peterson, Jason Dillander, Ricky Macomber, Trace Tetrick, Brandon Bates, Joe Putnam, Trent Stohler, and Peter Wrenn. They all were enthusiastic about their experience and had a great time while still raisng money to support their charity of choice. This race was filmed by the Hoosier Park AV crew and will be shown on Saturday, May 28 during Dan Patch night. Be sure to catch the race at Hoosier Park to see how these celebrity standardbred drivers did at driving the Thunder Roadsters at Anderson Speedway!
Sunday, May 15 the Indianapolis 500 Festival was held downtown in Monument Circle. I, along with fellow Hoosier Park members Rachel McLaughlin and Hoosier Buddy were fortunate enough to be apart of the festivities! The entertainment began at 12 and lasted until 4 PM and although the rain kept some indoors many came to participate in some community fun. Several characters were there along with Hoosier Buddy who enjoyed dancing around and posing for photos with friends. There were bounce houses, games, rock climbing, face painting, and music provided by Radio Disney. Hoosier Buddy had a great experience meeting all his new friends and acquiring new race fans for Hoosier Park Racing and Casino!
This morning Hoosier Park horsemen lended a helping hand to the Anderson community by volunteering their time for Habitat for Humanity. It was a combined effort by the Indiana Standardbred Assosciation (ISA) and Hoosier Park’s Fab Five Celebrity Drivers. In attendance was : Dave Magee, Peter Wrenn, Jamie Rucker, Kerry Peterson, Ricky Macomber, Sam Widger, Jason Dillander, Brandon Bates, and Juile Rideout. The crew assisted with hanging dry wall in one hourse and hangin siding on the other. The houses are set to be complete this fall. They sit side by side on Lincoln Street. Special thanks to all our drivers and horsemen for volunteering their time to the community!
Wednesday, April 28 Ricky Macomber traveled to the Indiana School for the Deaf in Indianapolis, IN. The school is located on 42nd street right off of Fall Creek Parkway. The campus combines preschool, elementary, middle school and high school all combined into one centralized area to provide easy access to the students. There are also places for students to stay on campus if they are unable to travel long distances. Ricky was able to attend a small ceremony for the school yesterday dedicated to him and his charitable contribution to the school’s academic programs. Ricky was able to donate 1,336 dollars to the school yesterday and the school board as well as the students were able to express their gratitude. The students and teachers were all very excited and pleased to meet Ricky as he has come to be an inspiration to them all. He signed shirts, media guides, and took pictures for everyone. It was an exciting day for Ricky as he was able to make a donation to a charity that means so much to him.