Social Media seminar set for September 29

The MSOA invites all horsemen to attend a seminar on Thursday, September 29 at 12Noon in the MSOA office that will provide information on how to garner more attention for your stable via social media.

Experts from Reimagine Mainstreet and Google will be on hand to provide information on creating and maintaining an online presence that will help you attract attention for your stable.

Pizza and drinks will be provided and the seminar is free to attend.

Reminder: Keep in touch with legislators

Dear MSOA Members,

At the most recent MSOA Membership Meeting, MSOA lobbyist Rob Vescio reiterated the need for regular contacts with legislators to remind them that the horse racing industry and Act 71 specifically are a great agribusiness money-generators for the economy of the Commonwealth.

With the upcoming election right around the corner, we are asking that MSOA members use the legislator locator below to find your legislators contact info and send a note or give them a call and ask them to support horse racing and oppose raids on the Race Horse Development Fund.  Your call or letter can make a difference.

If you don’t know who your legislators are, you can find them here:

2016 Collegiate Scholarship winners announced

The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association is pleased to announce the winners of its 2016 Collegiate Scholarships.

This year, a total of over $15,000 is being awarded to nine students that are sons and daughters of MSOA members.

The $6,300 Western Ideal/Hanover Shoe Farms/MSOA Scholarship will be divided between Sierra Manzi-Owens and Sara Zidek.  Manzi-Owens will be a freshman this fall at Otterbein University, while Zidek will be a freshman at the College of Wooster.

The $5,000 Meadows Standardbred Owners Association Scholarship will be split between Grace Paver and Brett Schoeffel.  Paver attends Temple University, while Schoeffel is a student at Butler County Community College.

This year’s $2,500 CSC Insurance/MSOA Scholarship will be shared by Cody Walters and Casey Hite.  Walters will continue his education at Rosedale Technical School, while Hite will be a freshman at Bethany College.

The $1,000 Dr. Barry C. Betts Memorial Scholarship, presented by Mary and Larry Smith along with the MSOA, goes to Hunter Adams and Kassie Adams.  Hunter is a sophomore at Otterbein University while Kassie attends Waynesburg University.

The $580 Winning Key Farms/MSOA Scholarship has been awarded to Ryan Zidek.  He will be a senior at Saint Vincent College this fall.

“The MSOA would like to not only congratulate this year’s deserving winners, but we would also like to thank all of our partners in helping us have a record year in terms of the number and amount of the scholarships we have been able to award,” said Rich Gillock, MSOA President.  “Thanks to breeding donations and the generosity of all involved, we are able to assist these fine young men and women in their pursuit of a higher education, and we are proud to continue our program again this year.”

The recipients will be honored in a winners circle presentation at The Meadows Racetrack on Adios Day, Saturday, July 30.


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