SANTA ANITA JOCKEYS SET TO COMPETE IN 49TH ANNUAL HOLY ANGELS BOYS CHARITY BASKETBALL GAME FEB. 11, PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT PERMANENTLY DISABLED JOCKEYS FUND, HOLY ANGELS ATHLETICS & EYE ON JACOB FOUNDATION
GAME TO BE PLAYED AT LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL IN PASADENA & WILL BE SPONSORED BY J. PAUL REDDAM’S CASHCALL & SANTA ANITA PARK
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2016)–The 49th annual Santa Anita Jockeys vs. Holy Angels Elementary School Charity Basketball Game will be played Thursday, Feb. 11 at La Salle High School in Pasadena, with proceeds to benefit Holy Angels athletic program, the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) and the Eye on Jacob Foundation.
Sponsored by Thoroughbred owner J. Paul Reddam’s CashCall and Santa Anita Park, tip off is scheduled for 7:15 p.m., with admission doors opening at 6:15 p.m.
Hall of Fame jockeys Kent Desormeaux, Laffit Pincay, Jr., Mike Smith, Alex Solis and Gary Stevens will all be available at center court for an autograph signing session beginning at 6:30 p.m.
With Pincay serving as honorary team captain, a number of active riders, including: Saul Arias, Tyler Baze, Rafael Bejarano, Brice Blanc, Desormeaux, Victor Espinoza, Martin Garcia, Santiago Gonzalez, Mario Gutierrez, Abel Lezcano, Kayla Stra, Chantal Sutherland, David Lopez, Edwin Maldonado, Gonzalo Nicolas, Martin Pedroza, Geena Lattanzio, Fernando Perez, Tiago Pereira, Flavien Prat, Iggy Puglisi, Alonso Quinonez, Joe Talamo, Drayden Van Dyke and perhaps others.
The PDJF helps assist permanently disabled jockeys nationwide, while the Eye on Jacob Foundation, named for Jacob Desormeaux, who is the 17-year-old son of Hall of Fame jockey, Kent, benefits those suffering from Usher’s Syndrome. An extremely rare neurological disorder, Usher’s Syndrome causes progressive loss of hearing, imbalance, and eventual loss of sight in approximately 14,000 children in the United States.
Tickets are five dollars per person, and for every two tickets purchased, individuals receive one free admission ticket to The Great Race Place.
La Salle High School is located at the southwest corner of Michillinda Ave. and Sierra Madre Blvd. in Pasadena, approximately four miles northwest of Santa Anita. Admission tickets and promotional tee shirts are on sale now at Champions! Gifts and Apparel in Santa Anita’s East Paddock Gardens, or through Holy Angels Elementary School in Arcadia.