LEXINGTON, Ky. – AmWest Entertainment is pleased to announce that it will now offer players an option to donate to Thoroughbred Charities of America directly from their AmWager player accounts.
“Thoroughbred Charities of America is thrilled to partner with AmWest Entertainment to offer an easy and convenient way for players to make a donation,” said Erin Crady TCA executive director. “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.”
“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,” said Nelson Clemmens AmWest Entertainment founder and chief executive officer.
AmWest users can opt to donate to TCA via the funds management section within their AmWager accounts or by clicking on the TCA logo found on the dashboard within a player’s account settings. Donations are deducted from the donor’s AmWager account and submitted to TCA.
Donations received from AmWest players will be used for grant-making activities for Thoroughbred-related charities who have successfully met TCA’s granting criteria. In 2013, TCA granted over $500,000 to 72 non-profit organizations.
About AmWest Entertainment
AmWest’s mission is to provide a source of enhanced wagering into U.S. track pools by offering U.S. and international players the most advanced online wagering system and tools available in the horse racing industry. In offering players the AmWager competitive edge, we remain dedicated to preserving the integrity of racing by ensuring that players comply with all applicable regulatory requirements, and that this wagering activity directly benefits state racing and breeding programs. AmWest innovations and service performance are our building blocks for the future, while preserving the tradition of support for the horsemen and other contributing members of the racing industry.
Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA’s) mission is to provide a better life for Thoroughbreds, both during and after their racing careers by supporting retirement, rescue and research and by helping the people who work with them. TCA raises money for distribution to charitable organizations that work to uphold this mission in four categories including Thoroughbred rescue, retirement, retraining and adoption; research; education and backstretch programs; and therapeutic riding programs. Over the past 23 years, TCA has granted nearly $20 million to over 200 Thoroughbred related charities. TCA is the charitable arm of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA).