|Friday, January 11, 2019||Contact: Shannon Kelly (212) 521-5327|
|The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation Launches Redesigned Website|
The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation announced that it has introduced a new website, tjcfoundation.org. The updated site is compatible for mobile devices, tablets, and desktops and connects to the charity’s social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
The foundation is a charitable trust that provides, on a confidential basis, financial relief to needy members of the Thoroughbred industry and their families. Since 1985, The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation has provided more than $16 million in assistance.
The website features information about the different forms of aid offered by the organization, upcoming charity events, and a tab to donate.
“Over the years, The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation has improved the lives of countless members of the Thoroughbred industry who have dedicated their lives to our sport,” said Shannon Kelly, development manager. “Our new website provides an accessible resource for individuals to learn about our charity, how they can support our efforts, and how they can contact us if they need assistance.”
Recipients of the Safety Net Foundation’s support represent virtually every facet of the Thoroughbred industry, from jockeys, trainers, exercise riders and grooms to office personnel and other employees of racetracks, racing organizations, and breeding farms. Assistance can come in any number of forms, including financial aid, medication, surgical and hospital costs, therapeutic equipment, voice-recognition computers for quadriplegics, and wheelchair-accessible vans.