Sock hop money for Mothers of Veteran Suicide
Written by WBTA STAFF on August 17, 2023
Western Region Off Track Betting (WROTB) and Batavia Downs President and CEO Henry Wojtaszek was joined by staff from Mothers of Veteran Suicide as they were presented with a check for $3,300. These proceeds were from the “Sock Hop” event that took place at Batavia Downs on August 7th, 2023.
“We know how important the work that Mothers of Veteran Suicide does in the Veterans community,” Wojtaszek said. “They have had their RV at our concert series and have travelled around the country raising awareness. We are honored to have helped host this event to raise much needed funds for their mission.”
“We are so grateful to the staff from Batavia Downs, “said Michele Ladd, President/CEO Mothers of Veteran Suicide. “With their promotion and assistance, we were able to put on an event that attracted more people than we thought we would have.
Over 150 people attended the Monday afternoon Sock Hop which included Music by Ruby Shooz, an appearance from Batavia Downs Ambassador and NFL Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas and several raffles which raised an additional $1,994 in funds.
Plans are already underway to schedule next year’s event.
About Batavia Downs/WROTB
Western Region Off-Track Betting Corporation is a public benefit corporation with headquarters in Batavia, NY. WROTB owns and operates 8 OTB branches, 2 ADW sites, 27 Ez-Bet sites, as well as Batavia Downs Gaming, a standard bred racetrack and gaming and hotel facility. Since its inception, Western Region OTB has generated over $251 million in operating and surcharge revenues to the taxpayers of participating municipalities.
About Mothers of Veteran Suicide
Mothers of Veteran Suicide is a faith-based organization providing HOPE and Healing to the Mothers of Military and Veteran Suicide and their families. Formerly, National Veteran Resources, their Founder has traveled the country since 2017 raising awareness and finding resources for Veteran Suicide Prevention.