Belmont Selects May 31 For War Relief Program: Various Agencies to Receive Net Profits of Memorial Day Holiday, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-24


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Belmont Selects May 31 For War Relief Program ProgramVarious Various Agencies to Receive Net Profits of Memorial Day Holiday HolidayELMONT ELMONT L L N Y May 22 The Westchester Racing Association announced today that the entire net profits of racing on thd Memorial Day holiday Monday May 31 would be contributed to War Re ¬ lief and local charities charitiesOn On that day Belmont Park will be leased to Belmont Park War Relief Inc This newly organized corporation will manage the entire program on Memorial Day and distribute the profits to the National War Fund hospitals at Hempstead and Jamaica and Mineola chapter of the American Red Cross as well as the American Theatre Canteen Organization OrganizationThe The officials of Belmont Park War Re ¬ lief Inc are George D Widener president George M Francis vicepresident John J Coakley secretarytreasurer and George D Widener P A B Widener George M Francis George H Bull and John C Clark directors directorsA A total of 9732738 was raised onJWar Relief Day at Belmont Park last spring while individual contributions through the days racing amounted to 46505 making a grand total of 14383238 Then during the sevenday Victory Week of racing at theWestchester course in the fall the large sum of 33666926 was realized for this worthy cause

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