Daily Gazette

The Saratoga Casino & Raceway gave $5,000 to the Saratoga Springs Lions Club this morning to secure their role as premier sponsor of the club’s annual duathlon.

This will be the ninth time the racino has held this distinction and the second year the property will host the race.

“The Saratoga Lions Club Foundation Duathlon and Saratoga Lions Club are greatly honored to partner again this year with Saratoga Casino and Raceway. Each year our event grows, and with partnerships from great community organizations like this, we can raise funds to support our missions: Sight, Hearing, Diabetes, Youth and Community,” said Michael Baxter, Lions Duathlon Co-Chair, in a statement.

“We are excited to welcome this event to our property for the second year in a row,” said Senior Vice President of Marketing and External Affairs at Saratoga Casino and Raceway Rita Cox in a statement. “We recognize the importance of supporting such a great organization, and are proud to enable the growth and awareness of the Saratoga Lions Club and this great event.”