Villa Esperanza Goes to the Races

Photo courtesy Villa Esperanza Benefit Chair Joan Feser enjoys the festivities with her children John, Juliana, and Michael (pictured clockwise), at last year’s Race Day. This year, the event will be held Saturday, Feb. 24.
Photo courtesy Villa Esperanza
Benefit Chair Joan Feser enjoys the festivities with her children John, Juliana, and Michael (pictured clockwise), at last year’s Race Day. This year, the event will be held Saturday, Feb. 24.

Villa Esperanza Guild will hold its 20th annual “A Day of Thoroughbred Racing” on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 11:30 a.m. at the Santa Anita Racetrack’s Club House Terrace. Guests will enjoy lunch, raffle and prize drawings in addition to a day of racing.
The guild, which is celebrating its 50th year, supports residential and independent living programs for individuals with developmental disabilities. Chairing this year’s event is Joan Feser, a former special education teacher and mother of three adult clients who participate in Villa’s programs.
Tickets to the event are $130 each and include admission to the park, an official program, lunch and seating at a table for four. Tickets and event sponsorship opportunities are available online at VillaEsperanzaServices.org or by calling (626) 449-2919, ext.162.

Villa Esperanza to Host Thoroughbred Race Benefit

Joan Feser enjoys lunch with her children, John, Michael and Juliana, at last year’s race day.

The Villa Esperanza Guild will hold its 19th annual Day of Thoroughbred Racing to benefit Villa Esperanza Services on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 11:30 a.m. About 200 guests will enjoy an exciting day of racing at Santa Anita Racetrack’s Club House Terrace in Arcadia to help support children and adults with disabilities.
Each year, the guild’s Race Day generates support for Villa’s Hjelte-Phillips Speech and Language Center and Adult Residential Program, two of Villa’s nine programs that help individuals with developmental disabilities gain greater independence and live more fulfilling lives.
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