The Former 2:00 Club, together with the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) is very pleased to announce that the upcoming 31st annual Chinese Auction for Charity will take place on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe.

This event has raised more than $383,000 over the past 30 years for the benefit of worthy local charities as well as the Standardbred Retirement Foundation in New Jersey and New Vocations Racehorse Adoption in Ohio. All proceeds of the auction are donated to charity.

Doors will officially open at 5:00 p.m. with the drawings to begin around 7:00 p.m. The auction will be in the Washington Grand Ballroom at The Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe again this year. A buffet dinner will be provided by the MSOA along with a cash bar. Prizes can be viewed, and tickets can be purchased beginning at 1:00 p.m. on the day of the event; winners need not be present for the drawing. This year we will be accepting credit cards.

Thanks to the many generous donors, the event raised a record-breaking $37,860 last year! The bar is high, but we hope to surpass that total this year. Please consider donating a prize to add to the ‘prize list.’ Some suggestions for your gift donation are: Gift Certificates for Area Restaurants; Baskets of Cheer; Holiday Decorative Item or Apparel; Tickets to Sporting Events or Theater Shows; Horse Supplies; Items Related to Your Business; Lottery Tickets; Horse Related Jewelry or Clothing. We welcome all gifts and they are tax deductible.

Prizes can be left at the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) during regular business hours.  Please be sure to include your name with your donation. We are requesting donations be delivered to the MSOA office as early as possible.  Prizes can also be sent to Janet Campbell, Chinese Auction Chair, 9711 Downing Place, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. Please contact the MSOA at 724.228.3644 or email msoa@themsoa.comor contact Janet Campbell at 724.331.2660 or email jjcamp1@comcast.netif you have any questions.

Make plans to join us and bring a friend. Tickets start at $1.00; the larger gifts are $2.00 or 3 for $5.00. There are a few prizes valued over $500 including cash and these tickets are $5.00 each. Don’t miss this exciting evening and your chance to win a great prize while contributing to an outstanding cause.