WHEELING - A Night at the Races to benefit the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 15 at Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Racetrack.
Guests will enjoy buffet stations with beef, chicken, seafood, pasta and made-to-order selections. There also will be an array of desserts and a drawing for various door prizes, including a romantic getaway package that includes accommodations at the Hampton Inn in Wheeling, tickets to "Elvis Lives" at the Capitol Theatre, dinner and transportation; a $500 Kroger gift card; four-day passes to Jamboree in the Hills; a Pittsburgh sports basket; and gift certificate for Good Mansion Wines.
Tickets are $30 each and may be purchased by calling (304) 232-4625. Drawing tickets are $3 each or two for $5 and can be purchased through the United Way office also.
Major sponsors for the 18th-annual event include Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Racetrack, Pepsi, and WTRF-TV.
Other sponsors are Costanzo & Associates; Beyond Marketing; Steele Insurance Associates; Lamar Advertising; Riesbeck Food Markets Inc.; the Health Plan; Wheeling Hospital; United Bank; Main Street Bank; The Times Leader; Wheeling News-Register/The Intelligencer; The Cornerstone Group; WesBanco; H.E. Neumann Co.; Chesapeake Energy; and Panhandle Cleaning & Restoration.
Judy Riesbeck Wright, campaign chair, thanked the major event sponsors and race sponsors for their support, adding "Night at the Races is an evening when we celebrate the hard work and generosity of our area businesses, companies and individuals toward the success of our annual United Way Campaign. What better way is there to put winter behind you, gather with friends for a delicious dinner and enjoy the excitement of watching the races."
There is still time to send a campaign donation to the United Way, which supports many nonprofit organizations serving Brooke County. Donations may be sent to the United Way at 51 11th St., Wheeling, WV 26003.