Drive for Charity Underway at Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE – Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park and Red Shores Summerside are gearing up for a busy season with exciting race series, signature events, and the 8th annual Drive for Charity, presented by Red Shores.

The Drive for Charity event features 11 of Prince Edward Island’s top harness drivers based on 2018 statistics from Charlottetown and Summerside racetracks. The drivers will partner with Island businesses to raise money for local charities. Each win will earn $25 toward their charity. The Drive for Charity promotion has raised $71,450 since its launch in 2012.

Here are the participating businesses, drivers and their charities.

Red Shores Racetrack & Casino– Corey MacPherson – Pat & the Elephant

Daniel R Ross Ltd – Walter Cheverie – Camp Gencheff

Andrew Stables – Adam Merner – Kidsport PEI

A&M Snow Removal – Kenny Arsenault – MS Society

Hansen Electric – David Dowling – Canadian Mental Health

MacQuarrie’s Meats – Ken Murphy – Upper Room Food Bank

Metro Home Building Centre – Marc Campbell – Open Door Outreach

Charlottetown Veterinary Clinic – Gilles Barrieau – Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation in memory of Shelley Gass

MacRae Backhoe and Trucking– Dale Spence – Wolf Manor Equestrian Centre

Syntrak Print and Graphic Design – Jason Hughes – Autism Society PEI

Speedy Glass – Mike McGuigan – Prince County Hospital Foundation

The promotion begins on Saturday June 1, 2019 and wraps up on Sunday September 29th. The official draw was held Wednesday during a reception in the Top of the Park.

By Lee Drake

Photo 1 – David Dowling, Kenny Arsenault, Jason Hughes, Marc Campbell, Dale Spence, Adam Merner, Corey MacPherson, Mike McGuigan, Ken Murphy. Missing from Photo Walter Cheverie, Gilles Barrieau

Photo 2 – Left to Right – Halbert Pratt representing Pat & The Elephant, Harness Driver Corey MacPherson, Adam Walsh, Red Shores race manager

Photo credit Ronota Baglole