ANDERSON— Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will host The Animal Protection League (APL) for the annual Pet-Tacular Weekend featuring the start of a Give $10, Get $10 coupon booklet giveaway on Saturday, Sept. 30 and the fourth annual FUR-long Walk in the Park on Sunday, Oct. 1. Sunday’s walk will include family-friendly activities including a walk around Hoosier Park’s 7-furlong race track, pet contests, pet adoption opportunities, helicopter rides, and more.
Beginning Saturday, Sept. 30, guests over the age of 21 can visit Club Centaur Rewards to donate a minimum of $10 to The APL. In return, they will receive $10 in free slot play and a free 2017 Animal Protection League Awareness Booklet featuring more than $100 in valuable coupons. Booklets will be available throughout the year, helping promote the mission of The APL.
The FUR-Long Walk in the Park on Sunday, Oct. 1 will start with registration at 11:00 a.m., and the walk will begin at Noon. The event will be located in The Yard and on Hoosier Park’s race track. Guests, who are encouraged to bring their four-legged pets, can register by making a donation to The APL or by downloading a pledge form at www.HoosierPark.com. Guests who make a minimum donation of $20 will receive a Pet-Tacular t-shirt.
The FUR-Long event will also feature free kids activities, helicopter rides, Pet-Tacular booths, pet adoption opportunities, and pet contests with a $500 top prize for best Halloween costume and best trick.
Additionally, guests attending are encouraged to donate pet food, clay cat litter, or pine pellets. All donations will be matched pound for pound by Hoosier Park. Those wishing to make a donation directly to the APL can do so via www.inapl.org.
“The care and safety of the animals in our community is a mission close to our hearts, and we’ve been honored to partner with The APL in this cause,” said Rick Moore, Hoosier Park’s vice president and general manger of racing. “Last year alone we raised more than $57,000, taking our lifetime fundraising efforts with The APL over the $230,000 mark. We couldn’t do it without the generosity and compassion of our guests at Hoosier Park.”
For the past five years, The APL and Hoosier Park Racing & Casino have partnered in raising awareness and funds to improve the care, and increase the adoption, of animals in need.
The Animal Protection League is located at 613 Dewey Street in Anderson. The APL’s mission is to make second chances possible with an aim to provide a compassionate, humane community for animals, and to celebrate the human/animal connection from a place of spirituality. For more information about The APL visit http://www.inapl.org/.
About Hoosier Park Racing & Casino: Hoosier Park Racing & Casino holds multiple awards for customer service, entertainment, gaming, dining, and team member culture. Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, a fully-integrated gaming and racing facility, features 2,000 of the latest slots and electronic table games and a 7/8 mile oval horse track offering live harness racing each year. Simulcast wagering is offered year-round at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, the Winner’s Circle Pub, Grille & OTB in Downtown Indianapolis and Winner’s Circle OTB & VooDoo BBQ & Grill in New Haven/Fort Wayne, Ind. For more information on upcoming entertainment and promotions at Hoosier Park visit www.hoosierpark.com.