Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Make your reservations now for Dan Patch Awards Dinner

Tickets are selling fast for the 64th annual United States Harness Writers Association Dan Patch Awards Dinner for the top trotters and pacers of 2010 and the awards honoring the leading men and women in the sport on Sunday, February 27.

This will be, and is, the biggest social night in all of Standardbred racing and there are only 400 tickets available. Once they are sold out there will be none available.

This year, the USHWA Awards dinner is being held at the Ft. Lauderdale Marriott North Grand Ballroom in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. -- just one mile from the Isle Pompano Park. Tickets are on sale at a cost of $100 each. Tables of ten are available for $1,000, and seating is limited so please order your tickets now. Ticket order deadline is February 11.

The cocktail party begins at 6 p.m. and the USHWA awards dinner program starts promptly at 7:30 p.m. In addition, a Silent Auction benefiting the Harness Horse Youth Foundation will be held, along with a Live Auction featuring two rare pieces of harness racing art and a special Grand Prize raffle drawing!

As the host hotel, the Ft. Lauderdale Marriott North Hotel has a limited number of rooms available at a special rate for USHWA guests of $99 and $129 per night plus 11 percent tax.

Ft. Lauderdale Marriott North Hotel: Please e-mail or call directly to Maria Vigil at maria.vigil@marriottnorth.com or 954.334.9278 or e-mail Earnestine Cooper at earnestine.cooper@tpgcompanies.com to make reservations. You must mention that you are seeking the US Harness Writers Association discount! Click here for the website for the hotel.

Other hotels and rental resorts in the area:

For car rental please contact Gold Coast Car Rental at 800-421-8752 and ask for Carol…tell them you are coming down for the U.S. Harness Writers Association Dinner. They have compact cars for $299 a week plus tax and will pick you up at the airport and take you back after you drop off the car. They also have daily rates but you need to call ASAP. Their website is www.goldcoastcarrental.net.

For those wishing to congratulate the 2010 honorees, there’s no better place to do so than in the USHWA Banquet Journal! Deadline to reserve space is February 1 (ads requiring typesetting) or February 7 (camera ready). For an ad form & rates, go to www.ushwa.org or contact Kim Rinker at 708.557.2790 or e-mail Trotrink@aol.com.

For any additional information or ticket order forms please contact Steven Wolf at stevejw@bellsouth.net or call 954.654.3757.