- Published: Monday, 02 January 2023 09:27
The annual Christmas Toy Drive for the benefit of children of backstretch workers was a huge success thanks to the many donations received from members of the Maryland racing community.
The event, held Saturday, Dec. 17, in the Laurel Park Track Kitchen before racing began, attracted about 60 children and members of their families who requested that they receive toys. The Paz family decorated the kitchen and offered cookies and hot chocolate. Santa Claus handed out the presents to the children.
Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association staff said the 2022 edition of the event was perhaps the best ever. The MTHA would like to thank everyone who contributed toys, or funds to purchase toys, for making it a success once again.