Travers Day at the Races was a big success and SOLD out!



Saratoga Bridges

26th Annual Travers Day at the Races


A SOLD OUT crowd of 350 guests (pictured below) attended Saratoga Bridges’ 26th Annual Travers Day at the Races presented by Ketel One Vodka on Saturday, August 29th at the Saratoga Race Course, raising close to $25,000 NET for our agency.  Guests enjoyed a buffet lunch, complimentary beverage, Clubhouse Admission, post parade and witnessed the 146th running of The Travers which included Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.


Executive Director Valerie Muratori (right) greets President of The Adirondack Trust Company Stephan von Schenk and his lovely wife

Our Executive Director, Valerie Muratori, recognized DIAGEO and Empire Merchants North for their ongoing support and extreme generosity for the past 20 plus years. Keith Poole, Jean Hauptman and David Crossett attended with 60 guests from Empire Merchants North and Diageo.  Stephan von Schenk, Paul von Schenk and many family and friends of The Adirondack Trust Company — our 2015 Lead Season Sponsor for fundraising events — filled two tables.  Other Season Sponsors in attendance were representatives from Coca-Cola and Stewart’s Shops; John Olsen representing The Bonadio Group; Steve Hipsley from Reinhart Champlain Wealth Management; Rob Camoin from Camoin Associates, Nancy Sciocchetti and Matt Dorsey representing O’Connell & Aronowitz Attorneys at Law; Skip Carlson from Saratoga Casino & Raceway and Dave Tarella from Tarella Financial Group.  Also in attendance were Media Sponsor Saratoga Living with special guests Maria & Harry Bucciferro, Liz Bishop, Phil Bayly and others; Table Sponsors NBT Bank guests were Mike Bowker & Peter Brown escorted by their lovely wives; and new Table Sponsor Angela Nash shared her table with family, friends and Nadia & Erika Browne and Heather Brown.  Many of the guests filled a table of 10 (or more) and included Saratoga Bridges Board Member and Saratoga County D.A. Karen Heggen; Matthews Buses filled three tables of 10; NYSID; and The Samascott family.  Others seen at the event were Senator Kathleen Marchione; Assemblyman James Tedisco; Saratoga Bridges Board Members Steve Rowland and his wife Chris and Robert Barnett with his wife Joy as well as Karin HymanGentner, Saratoga Bridges Foundation Board Member with her husband Grant and Angelo & Kate Calbone.

We also want to thank artists Rich Gabriel from The Gabriel Gallery and Philip Rathner for their very generous auction donations of beautiful, horse related artwork in our silent auction.

Our sincere appreciation to our 2015 Season Sponsors:

Presenting Season Sponsor: Constance & Thomas D’Ambra

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

Featured Season Sponsors: Coca-Cola   Stewart’s Shops

Associate Season Sponsors: The Bonadio Group   Camoin Associates, Inc.   The D.A. Collins Companies   O’Connell & Aronowitz Attorneys at Law   Reinhart Champlain Wealth Management    Saratoga Casino & Raceway   Tarella Financial Group

Special thanks to our 2015 “Travers Day at the Races” Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsors: Ketel One Vodka

Table Sponsors: Angela Nash   NBT Bank   Saratoga Living