Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tioga Downs Casino and Binghamton Harley Owners' Group (HOG) raise funds through Christmas for Kids Ride

On Sunday, August 24th, over 100 participants and sponsors worked to raise $2,900 in this year's John "Wah" Oleski Christmas for Kids Ride.

Tioga Downs Casino Owner Jeff Gural has generously offered to match the amount raised for the event. The casino also provided the riders and participants with complimentary meals and free play coupons for their hard work and dedication.

Tioga Downs Casino has been a big supporter of the ride's mission for many years. The Binghamton Harley Davidson® Motorcycle group has raised over $120,000 to purchase toys for the program over the last 25 years. The ride's name was recently changed in remembrance of the event organizer, John "Wah" Oleski, who lost his courageous battle with lymphoma last year.

The Christmas for Kids Ride departs from the Southern Tier Harley Davidson® dealership and cruises to Tioga Downs Casino along with a police escort.
Hundreds of children throughout the southern tier will receive new toys due to the collaborative efforts of Tioga Downs Casino and the Southern Tier Harley Davidson® group.

Tioga Downs Casino is located along the north side of NY Route 17/ I-86, two miles west of exit 62 in Nichols, NY.