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1,000 Tickets Donated to Military Families

CAMDEN, SC For the second year, The Carolina Cup Racing Association will host Saluting our Military, a free day of fun for service members and their families. It will be part of the 42nd annual Marion du Pont Scott Colonial Cup in Camden on Saturday, November 19, 2011.  Since the CCRA began complimentary ticket distribution on September 6th, tickets have gone out to active and retired military personnel across South Carolina and beyond.  Last years salute was a huge success, and with more people getting involved, this year looks to be even bigger and better, said Jeff Teter, Executive Director of the CCRA.

 Among the new things that are in the works this year:

  • Celebrity guest appearance
  • Dale Earnhardt, Jr race car on display
  • Swearing In Ceremony of US Army recruits
  • D-Day Half Track unit on display

And, the traditional favorite, Colonial Cup Terrier Trials, are back this year.   Dozens of pet owners and their families will allow their terriers to participate in some friendly competition in the infield.

Tickets to the Colonial Cup are available at the discount price of $20 until November 4.  After that, prices increase to $30.  Children, younger than 12, are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

About the Carolina Cup Racing Association

The Carolina Cup Racing Association, a non-profit organization, relies on the Carolina Cup and the Colonial Cup races to fulfill its mission of operating Springdale Race Course as both an equestrian and tourism center. Springdale Race Course, owned by the state of South Carolina, is a world-renowned, 600-acre European style Thoroughbred racehorse training center that operates year-round and is home to Hall of Fame trainers Jonathan Sheppard and Janet Elliot. Famous equine residents have included Flat Top, Storm Cat, Forever Together, Zacchio and Ruffian.  Learn more at www.carolina-cup.org

Contact:  Teri Leigh Teed,  803.432.6513, teri@carolina-cup.org