Harrington Casino Fundraisers Support RMDH and Make-A-Wish
HARRINGTON, DE - Harrington Raceway and Casino recently presented checks from the proceeds of annual donation drives to a pair of local non-profit organizations known for their work with children in Make-A-Wish Delaware and Ronald McDonald House of Delaware (RMDH).
Checks were presented for $18,509 to Make-A-Wish from their November 5 fundraiser and $14,701 to RMDH from their December 18 donation drive in the gold room of the casino.
"Make-A-Wish is thrilled to partner with Harrington Raceway and Casino again on a successful donation drive," said Cara Feldman, Vice President of Development of Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley. "The impact of the wish journey for a child is forever lifechanging, providing hope and strength. We are thankful to Harrington Raceway and Casino for their support as it is instrumental in helping to grant transformational wishes for children in Delaware."
Feldman and RMDH's Southern Delaware Advancement Officer Jan Shallcross accepted checks on behalf of the respective organizations.
Harrington Raceway and Casino's COO of Hospitality Hank Rosenberg is active with both organizations, serving on the advisory board for RMDH and is formerly on the Board of Directors for Make-A-Wish and recently celebrated 25 years as a volunteer.
"I am so fortunate to have been involved with both these organizations for such a long time and to work for a company that believes so strongly about giving back to the community," said Rosenberg. "We have been doing this promotion for both organizations for a number of years and have raised over $100,000 cumulatively for each to help support their wonderful causes."
RMDH of Delaware is known for its service to families with seriously ill children by enabling access to medical care and a facility that offers comfort, hope and togetherness. To learn more about RMDH, please visit www.rmdhde.org.
Make-A-Wish (www.wish.org) provides life-changing wishes for children with critical illness.
Harrington Casino fundraisers support RMDH and Make-A-Wish
HARRINGTON, Del. – The spirit of giving arrived early in Harrington this year as two successful fundraisers for a pair of prominent local non-profit organizations were held at Harrington Raceway and Casino.
Approximately 2,500 patrons participated in the events to benefit Ronald McDonald House of Delaware and Make-A-Wish Delaware in the casino’s gold room. Both events have been customary in recent years on the fall schedule at the casino and have garnered significant support.
On October 24, approximately 1,300 people participated in a donation drive to raise in excess of $13,000 to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware.
Since their inception in 1991, Ronald McDonald House of Delaware has provided a temporary residence for more than 49,000 families of seriously ill or injured children receiving treatment at area hospitals.
On November 29, another outpouring of community support was demonstrated with a fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Delaware as approximately 1,100 donations were received and totaled more than $11,000. Make-A-Wish aims to grant wishes for children diagnosed with a critical illness.
“Not only am I honored to be a part of these two wonderful Delaware organizations, but fortunate to work for a company that believes so much in giving back to the local community,” said Hank Rosenberg, COO of Hospitality of Harrington Raceway and Casino, who also serves on the Board of Directors for Make-A-Wish’s Southern Delaware Advisory Committee and Ronald McDonald House of Delaware. “The fundraisers at the casino will greatly support the efforts of these two organizations and their mission to help children with illnesses and their families. We are extremely thankful to all of our patrons who helped make this happen.”
To learn more about RMDH of Delaware, please visit www.rmhde.org or for additional information on Make-A-Wish, visit philadesv.wish.org.
Award winning show "1964 - Th Tribute" appearing live at Harrington Raceway and Casino on March 13, 2020
The Entertainment Department at Harrington Raceway and Casino is proud to announce “1964 – The Tribute” is scheduled to perform at the Exhibit Hall on Friday, March 13th, 2020 as part of the Live On Stage series line-up.
Experience a Beatles concert the way it was performed over 50 years ago. Come see why “1964 The Tribute” has been called by Rolling Stone the "Best Beatles Tribute on Earth"! Formed in 1984, this show focuses on the quintessential moment in history, when The Beatles actually played before a LIVE audience. The Beatles toured the world in the early 1960's, but now only a precious few remain who actually saw them LIVE and who actually felt the "mania" that brought them to world acclaim. For those that never saw The Beatles LIVE and always wanted to know what it must have been like...this is as close as anyone could possibly get to...FEELING the MAGIC! For over 30 years, "1964" has thrilled audiences with what is considered to be the most authentic and endearing tribute to The Beatles. Come relive the magic and music up close and personal in the Exhibit Hall!
Location – Exhibit Hall/ Tickets are $30/ Showtime: 8pm/ All Ages www.1964web.com
Tickets go on sale January 17, 2020 at Noon and can be purchased online at www.harringtonraceway.com , by calling 888-887-5687, x5246 or stop by the Casino Gift Shop. All ages are welcome. For more information on all shows, please visit www.harringtonraceway.com.
“1964”…The Tribute is not endorsed by or affiliated with Apple Corps Limited.
14,000 items donated at 6th Annual Food Bank Food Drive at Harrington Raceway & Casino
Approximately 14,000 canned goods were donated to the Food Bank of Delaware as a result of the 6th annual December 26 donation drive at Harrington Raceway and Casino.
Large palette boxes filled with items donated from an estimated 2,800 patrons were taken to the Food Bank on Friday December 27. The Boxing Day food drive is one of the most successful for the Food Bank, with an overwhelming response from the public pouring in with primarily canned goods in recent years.
Several volunteers pitched in to assist Harrington Raceway and Casino staff with processing and sorting donations.
"We thank Harrington Raceway and Casino for hosting this wonderful promotion again this year,” said Food Bank of Delaware’s Community Relations Director Chad Robinson. “It underscores their strong commitment to helping those in need. The Food Bank of Delaware appreciates their support."
Harrington Raceway and Casino, benefiting Make-A-Wish Foundation
Representatives from the Make-A-Wish Foundation were presented a check on December 13 for $13,000 raised from a donation drive at Harrington Raceway and Casino.
The funds were from a November 24 fundraising event in the casino’s gold room.
Hank Rosenberg, COO of Hospitality of Harrington Raceway and Casino, has previously sat on the Board of Directors for Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic and is one of the longest standing Delaware volunteers (23 years).
“Make A Wish helps me put my life in perspective,” said Rosenberg. “Any problem that I may encounter is minimal compared to a child and their family facing a life-threatening illness. People ask me if it is hard working with these families and my response is just the opposite. I love it! Make A Wish brings hope and joy to the whole family and I am able to play a very small part in making this happen. Many wishes are trips (especially to Disney) and upon their return every single one has said that for the time away, the child has forgotten about their illness and that for this short period of time they felt like a “normal” family. Unfortunately, wishes currently are exceeding MAW’s budget and some wishes have to be delayed. The average wish costs $11,000. Our Company is so proud that we are able to help facilitate one or two local children being able to have their wish fulfilled. We are very thankful to all of our patrons that helped us make this happen.”
“Make-A-Wish truly appreciates being a nonprofit beneficiary for this generous promotion and we are thankful for our amazing volunteers like Hank Rosenberg,” said Michelle Wall, Make-A-Wish Regional Development Manager. “Together, we can raise the necessary funds to grant more wishes because wishes are waiting.”
Harrington Raceway and Casino had similar success with a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House of Delaware in October and will be holding their annual food drive in the gold room on December 26 to benefit the Food Bank of Delaware. Previous years have seen enormous amounts of food pouring in for the event, totaling thousands of pounds.
To learn more about Make-A-Wish, visit philadesv.wish.org.
County legend Wynonna along with her band Th Big Noise are scheduled to appear live on October 26, 2018
The Entertainment Department at Harrington Raceway and Casino is proud to announce that country music legend Wynonna, along with her her band The Big Noise, are scheduled to perform at the Exhibit Hall on Friday, October 26th, 2018 as part of the Live On Stage series line-up.
Five-time GRAMMY award winner Wynonna will be bringing her unmistakable music, story-telling and sound to the Exhibit Hall stage. Whether performing alongside her mother as one half of the legendary country duo The Judds, or pushing the boundaries on her own mega-successful career solo path, Wynonna is truly loved by her fans around the world. Respected by millions who are drawn to her music and unmistakable talent, Wynonna’s rich voice has sold over 30-million albums world-wide spanning her remarkable 34-year career.
Wynonna first rose to fame in the 1980’s alongside her mother Naomi as the mother/daughter country duo, “The Judds.” Several hit albums would follow with an acclaimed 14 number-one hits. The Judds would eventually end their remarkable career in 1991, due to mother Naomi’s battle with Hepatitis C. Wynonna continued to launch her own incredibly successful solo career, distinguishing herself in the fabric of the country music landscape. Her first three singles, “She Is His Only Need,” “I Saw the Light,” and “No One Else On Earth” all reached No. 1 on the country music charts.
Once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline,” this iconic performer has received over 60 industry awards, with countless charting singles, including 20 No. 1 hits such as “Mama He’s Crazy,” “Why Not Me,” and “Grandpa, (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Ole Days).” In 2016, Wynonna and her band The Big Noise, led by her husband/drummer/producer, Cactus Moser, released their debut album to critical acclaim. Wynonna has described the new sound as “vintage yet modern” and a “return to the well.” It’s a rootsy work encompassing country, Americana, blues, soul and rock. Don’t miss out on this incredible night of music with Wynonna and The Big Noise, up close and personal, in the Exhibit Hall.
Location – Exhibit Hall/ Tickets are $44/ Showtime: 8pm/ All Ages www.wynonna.com
Tickets go on sale April 27th, 2018 at 12 noon and can be purchased online at www.harringtonraceway.com , by calling 888-887-5687, x5246 or stop by the Casino Gift Shop. All ages are welcome. For more information on all shows, please visit www.harringtonraceway.com.
Harrington Raceway & Casino 4th Annual Food Drive nets over 12,000 items
Harrington Raceway and Casino partnered with the Food Bank of Delaware’s Milford branch for an enormously successful food drive dubbed “Give and Receive Donation Day” on December 26. The spirit of giving was once again omnipresent as the 4th annual event received tremendous community support, as lines began to form nearly two hours before the 11 a.m. scheduled start time outside the casino’s gold room.
Customers were asked to bring in five non-perishable canned goods and the response was overwhelming as more than 12,000 donated items filled 15 bulk-sized palette boxes.
"We can't thank Harrington Raceway and Casino enough for hosting this wonderful promotion,” said Food Bank of Delaware’s Workforce Development Director Chad Robinson. “It underscores their strong commitment to helping those in need. The Food Bank of Delaware appreciates their support, not only in this, but in their regular volunteer visits and deep involvement in our Culinary School."
Harrington Raceway and Casino has maintained a strong partnership with the Food Bank of Delaware, through volunteer efforts as well as involvement with the Food Bank’s Milford-based culinary program. The class consists of a 14-week program of developing skills and a passion for the culinary arts. The final two weeks of the program are internship-based and provide hands-on experience for the students.
“Harrington Raceway and Casino is committed to strengthening and improving our community and The Food Bank is one of the organizations with whom we have a strong collaboration,” said Hank Rosenberg, COO of Hospitality at Harrington Raceway and Casino. “Not only are we excited about the amount of food that we were able to collect, we are proud of our volunteerism at their facility and our relationship with their culinary program. I don’t believe the average person realizes the hunger that exists in our community and the number of children and adults that depend on the Food Bank for their basic meals. It is sad when you are told of how many people don’t know where their next meal is coming from. And these individuals can be your neighbors. What many of us take for granted is such a struggle that exists for many in lower Delaware. No child should go hungry and so many would if it weren’t for The Food Bank.”
While the food drive was the most recent of the company’s charitable endeavors, the Harrington-based casino also had similar drives to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware in 2017 and victims of Hurricane Harvey.
For more information on the Food Bank of Delaware, please visit www.fbd.org.
Harrington Raceway and Casino, country iconic group The Oak Ridge Boys scheduled to appear live on March 31, 2018
The Entertainment Department at Harrington Raceway and Casino is proud to announce that country iconic group and recording artists The Oak Ridge Boys are scheduled to perform at the Exhibit Hall on Saturday, March 31st, 2018 as part of the Live On Stage series line-up.
Known for their distinctive four part harmonies, The Oak Ridge Boys have one of the most distinguished and recognizable sounds of the music industry. With a string of chart topping hits including “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “Dream On,” “Thanks God For Kids,” “American Made,” “I Guess It Never Hurts To Hurt Sometimes,” “Fancy Free,” “Gonna Take A Lot Of River” and many others, The Oak Ridge Boys bring over four decades of music to their fans.
They’ve scored 12 Gold, 3 Platinum, 1 double-Platinum to name a few and have had more than a dozen national Number One singles and over 30 Top Ten hits. Awards include GRAMMY, Dove, ACM, and CMA Award throughout the years in addition to the highest honor of the coveted Academy of Country Music Pioneer Award. Come see The Oak Ridge Boys up close and personal in the Exhibit Hall. This is as show not to be missed.
Location – Exhibit Hall/ Tickets are $44/ Showtime: 8pm/ All Ages www.oakridgeboys.com
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.harringtonraceway.com , by calling 888-887-5687, x5246 or stop by the Casino Gift Shop. All ages are welcome. For more information on all shows, please visit www.harringtonraceway.com.
Harrington Raceway and Casino, tis the season benefiting Ronalt McDonald House of Delaware
HARRINGTON, Del.- Harrington Raceway and Casino is pleased to announce that nearly 1,300 items were donated as part of a “Tis The Giving Season” promotion on October 29 to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware. Customers showed an outpouring of support and brought in various items from a published “wish list.” The donations were miscellaneous from cash, gift cards, food, blankets, batteries, paper towels, napkins, soap, etc.
Harrington Raceway and Casino has partnered with the community for many causes in the past year, including USO Delaware, the Mid-Del Foundation and the Food Bank of Delaware. The Ronald McDonald House of Delaware provides assistance in the form of a safe and affordable “home-away-from-home” to families of seriously or chronically ill or injured children who are being treated at area hospitals. To learn more, please visit www.rmhde.org.
Harrington Raceway and Casino, USO team up in donation drive for "Harvey" victims
HARRINGTON, Del.- Harrington Raceway and Casino, in conjunction with USO Delaware, is pleased to announce a donation drive on September 1-2 called “Harvey Hurts But We Can Help,” to benefit Hurricane Harvey victims located in Texas and Louisiana.
Customers are encouraged to bring $10 gift cards from the following retailers/outlets: Visa/Mastercard, Walmart, Target, Sam’s Club and Costco. In exchange for the gift cards, the customer will receive $25 in free slot play at the casino. The gift cards will be distributed by USO Delaware for supplies needed to first responders and current military and National Guard stationed in Texas and Louisiana to flood victims of the historic hurricane which has left many without homes. 100 percent of the donated gift cards will go to victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Harrington Raceway and Casino and USO Delaware will be accepting donations from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday September 1 and Saturday September 2 in the casino’s gold room.
“We are pleased to join with USO Delaware and our customers in facilitating aid to those in need from this devastating hurricane,” said Harrington Raceway and Casino CEO/President Patricia Key. “We’ve held similar fundraisers in the past for great organizations like the Food Bank of Delaware, Ronald McDonald House of Delaware and others which have been a tremendous success. We are hoping once again for an outpouring of support from the community.”
Country and recording artist Joe Nichols scheduled to appear live on November 18, 2017
The Entertainment Department at Harrington Raceway and Casino is proud to announce that country and recording artist Joe Nichols is scheduled to perform at the Exhibit Hall on Saturday, November 18th, 2017 as part of the Live on Stage series line-up.
Born and raised in the small town of Rogers, Arkansas, Joe Nichols had aspirations at a young age for a country music career. His father, who supported his mother, Joe and his older brother as a trucker, also was in a local country band which peaked Joe’s interest in the music business. Nichols too would find work in a local country band and eventually as a country disc jockey at a local station.
At age 19, he would land his first record deal learning to tap into his singing and song writing skills. However, the music industry proved to be very tough for this young and aspiring artist after moving to Nashville with limited recording success. Nichols ended up getting odd jobs including moving furniture, installing cable systems and selling steaks door to door just to make a living.
In 2003, Nichols would again try to break into the business and recorded his second album entitled “Man with a Memory”. The title track “The Impossible” garnered Nichols the attention he sought after going on to become a No. 3 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles Charts. That same year his album earned him a Top New Vocalist award at the ACM’s, 3 GRAMMY award nominations and Platinum certification. Its second single “Brokenheartsville” became his first No. 1 hit making Nichols a hot new artist on the country music scene. Several more songs were released including his 2nd No. 1 hit “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” and a 3rd No. 1 hit “Gimmie That Girl”.
Nichols spent most of 2004 touring with Alan Jackson and 2005-2006 with Toby Keith garnering more fans and honing his performing skills. More songs and tours would follow and in 2014, Nichols album “Crickets” would garner him another hit single “Yeah” reaching No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart. In 2016 he would release his latest single “Undone” which continues to do well on the music charts.
With 5 No. 1 singles and 8 Studio albums, join this country star as he performs all of his hits - one night only, Saturday, November 18th in the Exhibit Hall – up close and personal!
Location – Exhibit Hall/ Tickets are $44/ Showtime: 8pm/ All Ages www.joenichols.com
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 19th at 12 noon and can be purchased online at www.harringtonraceway.com , by calling 888-887-5687, x5246 or stop by the Casino Gift Shop. All ages are welcome.
Country icon Jo Dee Messina scheduled to appear live on October 7, 2017
The Entertainment Department at Harrington Raceway and Casino is proud to announce that country icon and recording artist Jo Dee Messina is scheduled to perform at the Exhibit Hall on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 as part of the Live On Stage series line-up.
A seasoned veteran in the music industry, Jo Dee Messina has stood the test of time always evolving and reinventing herself in country music. With over 20 years in the industry, Messina still garners legends of fans worldwide performing to sell-out crowds all across the country. With 9 number-one hits as well as 16 Top 40 hits, this seasoned performer has always been at the top of her class.
In 1996, Messina burst on the scene with her debut hit single “Heads Carolina, Tails California”. It didn’t take long for Messina to become a household name in country music and the rest is history. Several albums would follow which would cement her into the country music industry. Honored by the CMA’s, ACM’s and GRAMMY’s, Jo Dee Messina remains a true American icon in music.
Location – Exhibit Hall/ Tickets are $44/ Showtime: 8pm/ All Ages www.jodeemessina.com
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 19th at 12 noon and can be purchased online at www.harringtonraceway.com , by calling 888-887-5687, x5246 or stop by the Casino Gift Shop. All ages are welcome.
Harrington Raceway and Casino Hosts Donation Drive for USA and Toys for Tots
HARRINGTON, Del. – The spirit of giving was omnipresent at Harrington Raceway and Casino on November 13 as more than a dozen jumbo palette boxes of items were donated as part of a joint donation drive to benefit Toys for Tots and United Service Organizations (USO) Delaware.
Held in the casino’s gold room from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., donations were accepted that included games/puzzles, action figures, dolls, and miscellaneous toys for Toys for Tots, while USO items included food items such as fruit snacks, Slim Jims, crackers, paper plates, paper towels and more. More than 1,500 items were donated from approximately 1,300 participants. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., was also a pivotal contributor, supplying a tractor trailer and driver to transport the items.
Bruce Kmiec, Center Director for USO Delaware, was on hand for the event and was extremely pleased with the turnout.
“This event was one of the best supply drives seen to date for the USO DE team,” said Kmiec. “We cannot express enough thanks to Harrington Raceway and Casino for allowing our long lasting community relationship to build to this level of greatness. It takes partners such as HRC to help our USO Delaware team take such great care of our men and women in uniform here in Delaware.”
Harrington Raceway and Casino CEO/President Patricia Key was happy to build on the community partnership.
“We appreciate the opportunity to help two great organizations,” she said. “We continue to attempt to partner with the community when possible and once again our customers demonstrated an overwhelming outpouring of support with a generous amount of donated items.”
Harrington Raceway and Casino has been active with various community partners in recent years, hosting similar donation drives for other non-profit organizations such as Ronald McDonald House, Food Bank of Delaware and Kent County SPCA among others.
The USO, a nonprofit organization, has provided help to over 10 million military service members and their families. For more information, please visit www.uso.org.
Toys for Tots is a non-profit effort coordinated by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. For more information, please visit www.toysfortots.org.
Country superstar Ronnie Milsap scheduled to appear live on March 18th, 2017.
The Entertainment Department at Harrington Raceway and Casino is proud to announce that legendary country superstar Ronnie Milsap is scheduled to perform at the Exhibit Hall on Saturday, March 18th, 2017, as part of the On Stage – Harrington series line-up.
Known as one of the most popular and influential performers of the 1970’s and 1980’s, Milsap has garnered six Grammy awards, eight gold records, and an astonishing 40 No. 1 hits in his illustrious career. Milsap’s 40 #1 Country hits places him in the top three in that category among country superstars of all-time, only behind Conway Twitty and George Strait. His countless awards and accolades include induction into the famed Grand Ole Opry in 1976; eight Country Music Association Awards including Entertainer of the Year; four Academy of Country Music awards, including its top honor, the Pioneer Award in 2002; and induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2014.
Born in 1943 in the small town of Robbinsville, North Carolina, Milsap would grow up being influenced by several genres of music including pop, rock, R&B, gospel and country. The shear love of music would land Milsap learning several instruments and eventually mastering the piano. Throughout those formative years, Milsap would be influenced and inspired by the likes of Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis who he often pays tribute to them in his concerts. It was December of 1972 when he relocated to Nashville after a chance meeting with country music star Charlie Pride. This would prove to be a catalyst for Milsap as he was influenced by Pride to focus on country music and picked up by Pride’s manager who took him under his wing. In 1973, he would record his first hit, “I Hate You”, which would reach No. 10 on the country charts. The following year, Milsap toured as an opening act for Pride and garnered two No. 1 singles: “Pure Love” and “Please Don’t Tell Me How The Story Ends” which won him his first Grammy, and the rest is history.
Hit after hit followed including ”Smokey Mountain Rain,” “(There’s) No Getting Over Me,” “I Wouldn’t Have Missed It For The World,” “Any Day Now,” “Pure Love,” “Lost In The Fifties Tonight,” “Stranger In My House,” “(I’m a) Stand by My Woman Man,” and the incomparable classic “It Was Almost Like A Song,” making Milsap one of the biggest country music stars in history. He continues to be known as a huge inspiration to today’s country artists as well. Blake Shelton, who found inspiration and guidance from Milsap while recording his Red River Blue album, Eric Church, Billy Currington and Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley, to name a few, all have been credited in taking the approach Milsap brought to country music. Known as the pre-eminent country soul singer of his generation, Milsap continues to captivate sold-out crowds all over the world. Don’t miss out on what will truly be a night to remember, up close and personal, in the Exhibit Hall!
Location – Exhibit Hall/ Tickets are $44/ Showtime: 8pm/ All Ages www.ronniemilsap.com
Tickets can be purchased online, by calling 888-887-5687, x5246 or stop by the Casino Gift Shop.
Delaware Resident Wins $200,000 on Mississippi Stud Progressive
Harrington Raceway and Casino paid its second largest table games jackpot ever on September 28 as Thea from Delaware won $200,133 on the Mississippi Stud progressive game. The patron’s winning hand was a royal flush of clubs (ten-jack-queen-king-ace).
It was the second six-figure payout from a table games progressive jackpot at Harrington Raceway and Casino in recent history as a Three-Card Poker hand was hit on August 31 for $122,321. The largest table game jackpot since the 2009 inception of table games at the property was a $222,162 progressive payout on a three-card poker game for a six-card bonus in December 2012.
Harrington Raceway and Casino has more than 1,700 slots, live table games including blackjack, craps and roulette, as well as live harness racing on Monday through Thursday until October 20.
Legendary rock band Three Dog Night scheduled to appear live at Harrington Raceway and Casino on February 4th, 2017.
The Entertainment Department at Harrington Raceway and Casino is proud to announce that legendary music icons Three Dog Night are scheduled to perform at the Exhibit Hall on Saturday, February 4th, 2017, as part of the On Stage – Harrington series line-up.
Formed in 1967 and now in their fourth decade, Three Dog Night can boost some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. During the years from 1969 through 1974, no other group garnered more top 10 hits, sold more records and concert tickets than Three Dog Night! With 21 consecutive Top 40 Billboard hits (including three #1 singles), 11 Top 10’s, 18 Top 20’s and countless Gold albums, Three Dog Night truly defined a generation.
When vocalists Danny Hutton, Chuck Negron and Cory Wells first came together in 1967 forming a band called Redwood, no one could imagine what was in store in the years to follow. Abandoning the name Redwood in 1968, Hutton, Negron and Wells would then go on to establish a new band bringing on a talented backup group of musicians, took the name Three Dog Night, and the rest is history. Their first Gold album was titled “One” which the title song would garner #5 on the music charts. Hit after hit would follow including such classics as “Out In The Country” (#15), Eli’s Comin’” (#10), “An Old Fashioned Love Song” (#4), “Never Been To Spain” (#5), “Liar” (#7), “Shambala” (#3), and “The Show Must Go On” (#4). Their astonishing string of three #1 hits included “Mama Told Me (Not To Come)” (#1), “Black and White” (#1), and the classic “Joy To The World” (#1) cemented the group as true rock legends of the 20th century.
Most recently, the group began adding new songs to its playbook with the release of “Heart of Blues” and the beautiful a cappella ballad “Prayer of the Children” both available as digital releases. The group also recently recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra giving fans a new take on their classic hits as well as stirring arrangements of their new songs.
Throughout the years and several changes in the bands line-up, Three Dog Night continues to tour all over the world bringing their classic and infectious sound to sold-out audiences. This is sure to be an unforgettable night of classic Rock ‘n Roll, up close and personal, in the Exhibit Hall!
Race to Honor Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
In recognition of September being Childhood Cancer Awareness month and the courageous fight of 5-year-old cancer-stricken Layla Mosley, Harrington Raceway has named the 6th race on Wednesday September 14 for this worthwhile cause.
Mosley, of Magnolia, is the daughter of Brenda and Keith Mosley, and was diagnosed with stage 4 Ewing’s Sarcoma earlier this year. She has been receiving chemotherapy treatments and had surgery in June to remove part of her ribs and a tumor from one of her lungs and ribcage. Mosley is the granddaughter of popular local standardbred horseman Joe Hundertpfund Jr. Horsemen have rallied behind Mosley with fundraising efforts to help fund her healthcare costs.
“The support we’ve received has been outrageous,” said Hunderptfund. “Not just in Delaware, but in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. It just shows that the horse racing family comes together when there’s a cause. It makes me proud.”
On Wednesday, Mosley is expected to be in attendance giving out ribbons that celebrate Childhood Cancer Awareness. Mosley is nearing the end of her chemotherapy treatments and the family is hopeful she will remain cancer-free.
Anyone interested in learning more about Mosley’s story, or to make a donation, can do so by visiting https://www.youcaring.com/brenda-mosely-518278.
$58,858 Bad Beat Progressive Winners
The Bad Beat Progressive Jackpot hit at Harrington Raceway and Casino. On September 9, 2016 8 lucky winners of Harrington Raceway and Casino hit the Progressive prize of $58,858.
Harrington Raceway and Casino has over 1,700 slots, live table games including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Spanish 21, Mississippi Stud and more. The Poker Room holds weekly Tournaments which include Texas Hold’em Bounty and No-Limit Hold’em; now surely to be a “lucky place to play”.
Harrington Raceway and Casino is proud to be “Where Winners Play”.
Magnolia Man Wins $122,321
A Magnolia man’s week just got much better. The lucky patron from Kent County won $122,321 at Harrington Raceway and Casino on Wednesday on a progressive jackpot awarded on the table game three-card poker. He won the jackpot – which required a straight flush of an ace-king-queen of spades, accompanied by a side bet on the progressive jackpot.
It was one of the larger table game jackpots hit at the local casino since their inception locally in 2009. The largest table game jackpot in that time was a $222,162 progressive payout on a three-card poker game for a six-card bonus in December of 2012.
Harrington Raceway and Casino has over 1,800 slots, live table games including blackjack, craps and roulette.
Christmas in July Benefits Ronald McDonald House
Harrington Raceway and Casino hosted a "Christmas in July" donation drive that brought in more than 18 bulk pallet boxes filled with items to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware.
There were 1,373 customers that supported the July 10 supply drive, which was held from 11 a.m until 10 p.m., with an overwhelming response of generosity in donated items that included various cleaning supplies, toys, toilet paper, napkins, paper towels, cooking pans, bed sets, pillows and much more.
Harrington Raceway and Casino’s Chief Operating Officer of Hospitality, Hank Rosenberg is also a member of the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware’s Board of Directors.
“I am very fortunate to work for a company that gives so much back and stresses the importance of being involved in the local community,” said Rosenberg. “The largest area that the Ronald McDonald House services is lower Delaware. I have been on the lower Delaware advisory board for five years and was recently honored when asked to serve on the board of directors. Every nonprofit in the country is facing budgetary challenges and the thousands of dollars in supplies that we collected will be a great help to the house. I am so appreciative of the casino for putting on this promotion and the almost 1400 people that came out to support the Ronald McDonald House.”
Approximately 37% of the families serviced by Ronald McDonald House of Delaware live in Kent and Sussex Counties. Laura Marek, Southern Delaware Advancement Officer for the Ronald McDonald House, was an active participant in the event. "The Ronald McDonald House of Delaware is incredibly grateful to the Harrington Raceway & Casino for holding this Wish List Drive, “ said Marek. “We are overwhelmed and humbled by the response of the many kind and caring individuals in the community. The donated household items will help families who call the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware their "home away from home" when they have a seriously or chronically ill or injured child in the hospital." Wal-Mart also played a pivotal role in the event by providing significant resources to transport the donated items.
Harrington Raceway and Casino has hosted similar events for a variety of charitable causes in the past, with the most recent beneficiaries being the Food Bank of Delaware, First State Animal Center and SPCA, and Toys for Tots.
The Ronald McDonald House of Delaware provides a safe and affordable "home away from home" to families of seriously or chronically ill or injured children who are being treated at area hospitals and operates three Ronald McDonald family rooms within pediatric units of hospitals across Delaware. For more information on the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, please visit rmhde.org.