Charles Town Will Aid State American Legion: Proceeds of June 18-21 Sport To Go to West Virginia Posts, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-18


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Charles Town Will Aid State American Legion Proceeds of June 18-21 Sport To Go to West Virginia Posts CHARLES TOWN, W. Va., June 16.— The West Virginia Turf Agency, headed by Albert J. Boyle, president of the Charles Town Jockey Club, Inc., William H. Ven-able and State Senator William C. Perry, . announced today that the. entire proceeds of four days of racing, June 18-21, will be donated to the American Legion. Department of West Virginia. Arrangements were completed today with Dr. P. E. Kercheval, of Kinwood, W. Va., who is commander of the American Legion Department of West Virginia, to have the funds derived from the four days used solely for the purpose of aiding needy posts throughout the state of West Virginia. As in previous turf fund meetings, which have been held since 1942 and have raised nearly 00,000 for worthy war-time charities, the entire plant of the Charles Town Jockey Club has been placed at the disposal of the agency committee, thus eliminating considerable operational expense and making for a larger donation to specific charities. It is the understanding between the Legion and the committee that any funds raised during the four days of racing will be used only to rehabilitate and aid posts that need enlarging to afford comfortable and suitable quarters for the many returning veterans of the present world war.

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