BATAVIA DOWNS AND RICKY PALERMO FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE DONATION OF TICKETS TO GENESEE COUNTY VETERANS
Representatives from Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel and the Ricky Palermo foundation today donated over 3,300 tickets to the Genesee County Veterans Service Agency for the upcoming concerts at Batavia Downs.
The first concert, featuring Bruce in the USA, the World’s #1 Tribute to Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, will take place on Friday, June 10th. 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales, chair rental and raffles that day will go to the Ricky Palmero Foundation for Spinal Cord Research. The fifth Rockin’ the Downs concert series, presented by Pepsi, will start the following week on Friday, June 17th.
“We are happy to extend these complimentary tickets to our local veterans, “said Henry Wojtaszek, President and CEO of Batavia Downs and a retired member of the US Navy. “We thank all the men and women of the Armed Forces for all that they have done and continue to do for our great nation.”
“Our Ricky Palermo Foundation has worked with many veterans and veteran agencies throughout the years,” said Ricky Palermo, President and CEO of the Ricky Palermo Foundation. “Just like Batavia Downs has done in years past, we too wanted to extend complimentary tickets to our concert for area Veterans to thank them for their service.”
“We are grateful to receive tickets for all 11 concerts, said William Joyce, Director of the Veterans Service Agency of Genesee County. “Our area Veterans love going to the concerts and we are pleased to be able to extend this opportunity to them once again.”