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Hawthorne Race Course

Hawthorne Racecourse (11/12/09)

Contact: Ron Uchman (708) 780-3700

RICF inaugural Casino Night

This is the first year that Hawthorne will be serving as host of the Racing Industry Charitable Foundation Casino Night. This event offers a new approach to fundraising: Las Vegas style gam- ing…surrounded by the excitement of Live Musical entertainment, simulcast racing along with plenty of food and beverage...with family, friends and the racing industry.

Saturday, November 14, 2009
At Hawthorne Race Course 6 pm - Midnight
Gold Cup and & 2nd Floor Expo Center
3501 S. Laramie Ave, Cicero, IL 60804
Sponsored by: Balmoral, Hawthorne and Maywood race tracks

The Racing Industry Charitable Foundation has been serving the racing industry since 1977. This foundation was founded through the efforts of Lucy Reum, chairperson of the Illinois Racing Board in 1976-1977, to provide comprehensive care to all racetrack workers in Illinois.

The Racing Industry Charitable Foundation was founded on the principle that the workers of Illinois racetracks deserve the services available to employees in other industries.

RICF is a unique organization servicing the Illinois racing industry and its workers, provid- ing comprehensive medical, dental, social-services, and substance-abuse care for all racetrack workers and their families. In order to meet the needs of all track employees from various cul- tures and backgrounds, our medical and dental staff, along with all our counselors, are bilingual.

Today the RICF continues to provide those services at a remarkably low cost and remains the biggest bargain in the racing industry. All of the services are provided with a lean budget of only $1.2 million a year from funds provided by a small share of the wagering dollar, pledges by race- tracks and horsemen, and private donations.

At this event we'll feature Roulette, Craps, Blackjack, Poker, Texas Hold'em, Money Wheel, Raffle Prizes, and a Silent Auction. Losses go to the RICF Charity. Players get to keep their win- nings. Tickets are only $35 per person and include admission, buffet, a drink ticket, and live enter- tainment by Kaliq Woods.

If you can't make it, and even if you can, we'll also be offering a 50/50 Split the Pot raffle for only $1 a ticket. The drawing will take place on Saturday night, November 14, at 11:00 pm. The winner need not be present. Raffle tickets will be available at Customer Service toward the East end of the Grandstand.

Tickets can be purchased at the door, online at, or at Guest Services.

RICF information is available at




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