Night At The Races Fundraiser For YSU Women's Athletics Set for July 7

Imaan Hassim
Imaan Hassim

The Youngstown State Athletics Department will host a Night of the Races Fundraiser on Saturday, July 7, at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. The money raised at the event benefits YSU female student-athlete scholarships.

All former YSU women's student-athletes are invited to take part in the evening.

There are multiple options available to participate in the second annual event.

An Emperor Penguin sponsorship is available for $300. The sponsorship includes name on event signage, inclusion in evening's printed program, "naming rights" to a horse in a race and two tickets to the event. 

For $85 participants can sponsor a horse, receive $20 to bet $2 for all 10 races and have dinner. Other options include a horse only ($40), dinner ticket ($25) or a bet in each of the races ($20). Individuals who cannot attend the event, but would like to participate, can also purchase a horse to compete during the evening.

There will also be a 50/50 raffle and gift-basket auction during the evening. Dinner is set to begin at 6 p.m. with the first race starting at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact Associate Director of Athletics Elaine Jacobs at or Rebecca Fink at