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gofundme account established to help fire victims

January 06, 2016

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Fundraising efforts are well underway to assist those who lost horses in the barn fire at Classy Lane Farm in Ontario late Monday night. In addition to the announcement by the Meadowlands that it and its horsemen are joining together this weekend (Friday and Saturday) to raise funds for the victims of the fire, a "gofundme" page has been set up by the Central Ontario Standardbred Association. See below to contribute via gofundme.com.
Meadowlands chairman Jeff Gural announced he will kick off the Meadowlands fundraiser by pledging a $10,000 donation. In addition, Ron Burke has pledged 2.5 percent of his trainer earnings plus five percent of the money earned by the Burke Racing Stable at the Meadowlands this Friday and Saturday. The partnership of Mark Weaver and Michael Bruscemi has also pledged five percent of the earnings their horses make this weekend as well. Driver Yannick Gingras has also announced he was pledging five percent of his earnings and Andy and Julie Miller also shared that they are donating a percentage of their weekend's earnings.
The Meadowlands is encouraging all drivers, trainers, and owners competing this weekend to make a pledge as well. Pledge forms will be available in the Meadowlands race paddock on Friday and Saturday night. An online pledge form will be posted on the Meadowlands website for horsemen that would like to help, but will not be attending the races this weekend. After racing is complete, the Meadowlands will collect the funds from the horsemen and donate them to the fire victims.
To donate via gofundme, click here for the GoFundMe web page.
Donations may also be mailed to Donations can also be mailed to:

Central Ontario Standardbred Association.
PO Box 297
Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0

Checks should be made out to "Classy Lane Barn Fire".
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