LEXINGTON, Ky. – In a new partnership between AmWest Entertainment and Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA), horseplayers will now be given the option to donate to the national horse charity through their wagering accounts.
Through a simple click on the TCA logo, which can be found on the dashboard of a player’s AmWager account, a horseplayer can send funds, which will, in turn be used to fund TCA grants to horse charities.
In 2013, the TCA supported 72 nonprofit organizations with more than $500,000 in donations, according to a press release. And the partnership is a welcome addition to that effort, says TCA Executive Director Erin Crady.
“Thoroughbred Charities of America is thrilled to partner with AmWest Entertainment to offer an easy and convenient way for players to make a donation,” Crady says. “We are extremely grateful for AmWest’s support of our efforts to provide assistance to Thoroughbreds and the people who work with them. We hope that many horseplayers will show their support of TCA by using this easy donation mechanism.”
Nelson Clemmens, founder and CEO of AmWest Entertainment, says the partnership is one his organization is proud to participate in.
“This opportunity for our organization and our players to contribute to the wonderful support that TCA provides for the post-racing care and retraining of so many of our sport’s precious equine athletes, is a commitment made with an enthusiastic spirit from all of us involved with AmWest,” he says.
The Thoroughbred Charities of America has granted nearly $20 million to 200 Thoroughbred-related charities over the past 23 years in an effort to provide a better life for Thoroughbreds, both during and after their racing careers. The TCA is the charitable arm of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA).
3 responses to “TCA partners with AmWest to help t’breds”
Good to read about and hope horseplayers/bettors do the right thing. Thanks for the information.
Very glad to see that AmWest Entertainment is continuing and expanding the ways that it contributes to the care and retirement of Thoroughbreds. By allowing horseplayers a readily available opportunity to contribute to the athletes that make their pursuit possible in a quick and easily accessible fashion, AmWest will be reinforcing the connection between TBs and fans. It is great to see businesses involved with the industry finding innovative ways to give back to the horses.