Travers Day at the Races

Saratoga Bridges

28th Annual Travers Day at the Races

presented by


Saratoga Bridges 28th Annual Travers Day at the Races

presented by Ketel One Vodka

A nearly sold out crowd of 370 guests attended Saratoga Bridges’ 28th Annual Travers Day at the Races presented by Ketel One Vodka on Saturday, August 26th at the Saratoga Race Course, raising close to $20,000 NET for their agency.  Guests enjoyed a buffet lunch, complimentary beverage, Clubhouse Admission, post parade and the 148th running of The Travers.

Saratoga Bridges Executive Director, Valerie Muratori recognized DIAGEO and Empire Merchants North for their ongoing support and extreme generosity for the past 20 plus years.  Anthony Moniello and David Crossett attended with 60 guests from Empire Merchants North and Diageo.  (see attached photo  from the Times Union – The Seen photographer Clifford Oliver) Stephan von Schenk, Paul von Schenk and many family and friends of The Adirondack Trust Company — their 2017 Lead Season Sponsor for fundraising events.  Other Season Sponsors were from Coca-Cola and Stewart’s Shops; The Bonadio Group; Steve Hipsley from Champlain Wealth Management; O’Connell & Aronowitz Attorneys at Law; Richard & Ann Peters and Dave Tarella from Tarella Financial Group.  Also in attendance were Mike Bowker & Peter Brown from NBT Bank made their annual visit escorted by their lovely wives; Angela Spaneas Nash generously donated her table and invited individuals and staff from our Without Walls Program.  Saratoga Bridges Board Member and Saratoga County D.A. Karen Heggen with her husband Peter Klotz shared their table with friends and family; Matthews Buses; Nadia & Erika Browne; NYSID; Sterling Road Stables; Blair & Phyllis Bynum; as well as Senator Kathleen Marchione; Assemblyman James Tedisco; Saratoga Bridges Board Members Steve Rowland and his wife Chris; Saratoga Bridges Foundation Board Members Christopher Spratt and his wife Andrea along with Karin HymanGentner with her husband Grant and many family and friends.

They would like to thank the following local businesses for their generous donations to the raffle and silent auctions held at the event this year: Bobby D’Andrea, Homewood Suites – Saratoga Springs, The Olde Bryan Inn, The Pink Paddock and Artist Philip Rathner.

Special thanks to our 2017 Travers Day at the Races Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsors:  Ketel One Vodka

Table Sponsors:   Alyson Gralow, Gray Electric Co.; Leigh & Kimberly McConchie; Olsen Associates Architects; Angela Spaneas Nash; Sterling Road Stables

Corporate Honorary & Honorary Committee:  Senator James Tedisco

Our sincere appreciation to our 2017 Season Sponsors:

Presenting Season Sponsor:   Constance & Thomas D’Ambra

Lead Season Sponsors:   The Adirondack Trust Company;    Relph Benefit Advisors;   Ketel One Vodka

Featured Season Sponsors:   CDPHP;   Coca-Cola;   Stewart’s Shops;   Tarella Financial Group

Associate Season Sponsors:   Champlain Wealth ManagementWhiteman, Osterman & Hanna LLP      

Friend Season Sponsors:   The Bonadio Group;    Camoin Associates, Inc.;    The D.A. Collins Companies;    O’Connell & Aronowitz Attorneys at Law;  Richard A. & Ann C. Peters


If you have any questions, please contact Heather Varney at 518.587.0723, ext. 1266 or email