TVG, Jockeys’ Guild Announce Telethon for PDJF

Fans Encouraged to Donate by Calling 1-888-TVG-PDJF PDJF Contact:  Nancy Lasala, email nancy.lasala@yahoo.com or 630-595-7660 TVG Contact:  Haley King, hking@ctpboston.com March 30, 2018 For Immediate Release The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) is delighted to announce on Sunday, April 8th, their first telethon live on the TVG Network, in association with Betfair.  America’s racing community will join together to support the great work of the PDJF, which provides benefits to nearly 60 former riders each month who have suffered catastrophic on-track injuries. Superstar guest jockeys of today and yesterday will be waiting at the other end of the line from 1 pm to 8 pm ET.  Viewers, players or fans can call 1-800-TVG-PDJF to say hello and make a donation to support the PDJF’s mission.  Expect current Hall of Fame stars like Mike Smith, John Velazquez and Javier Castellano as well as retired Hall of Famers such as Pat Day, Chris McCarron, Ramon Dominguez. In addition, renowned Quarter Horse jockeys Cody Jensen and Eddie Garcia as well as many others including PDJF recipients on the other end of the line. The PDJF is a 501(c)3 public charity that provides financial assistance to former jockeys who have suffered on-track injuries.  Since its creation in 2006, nearly $9 million has been distributed to support disabled jockeys most of whom have sustained paralysis or brain injuries.  With no guaranteed source of funding,...

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