Saratoga Casino Hotel to host All-Star Sports Festival

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (July 13, 2017) – Saratoga Casino Hotel has announced they will be hosting the All-Star Sports Festival on Saturday, September 23. The casino will welcome nearly a dozen revered professional athletes on property for a full day of fun while raising money for the Ronald McDonald Charities of the Capital Region.

Athletes confirmed to be in attendance include: Reggie Jackson, Goose Gossage, Wade Boggs, Jose Canseco, Lawrence Taylor, Otis Anderson, Ron Turcotte, Jean Cruget and Steve Cauthen. A full lineup is available on

“I look forward to getting together with some of my former teammates and visiting with our fans from upstate New York,” said Mr. October, Reggie Jackson.

The day will begin at 9am with a ticketed VIP Brunch in Vapor. Tickets are $60 and there is limited space available to the public. During the brunch, guests will be treated to a Question & Answer session with the celebrity athletes hosted by News Channel 13’s Chris Onorato.

At noon, an exhibition softball game including the athletes, casino VIPs and sponsors will take place on the grounds at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Children 12 and under are free, and general admission tickets to the game are $10. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to The Ronald McDonald House of Albany. Following the conclusion of the game, the athletes will be available for autographs and photos on a rotating schedule. Pricing varies by athlete. MAB Celebrity Services, a full-service sports marketing agency specializing in athlete representation and event management, is coordinating the appearances.

“We are honored to be part of what will be an incredible event and experience for our community,” said Jeff Yule, Executive Director of The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Albany. “The money raised will directly benefit our families by keeping them together, and providing for all their needs, as their child battles a life-threatening situation.”

In addition, local bands The Refrigerators and Skeeter Creek will be performing and a variety of local food trucks will be on hand throughout the day. Tickets for the VIP brunch and softball game are on sale now and can be purchased at Admission to the grounds to enjoy the music and food trucks is free.

“We look forward to welcoming generations of fans to our property for unprecedented access to some of the biggest names in sports,” said Tom Wiedmayer, General Manager of Saratoga Casino Hotel.

Saratoga Casino Hotel is currently seeking sponsors for the All-Star Sports Festival. Local businesses interested in becoming a sponsor are encouraged to contact Kathleen Anderson at (518) 581-5780, or

About Saratoga Casino Hotel
Saratoga Casino Hotel, located on Crescent Avenue in Saratoga Springs, NY, features over 1,700 slots, electronic table games, Vapor, two full-service restaurants with buffets, a casual dining restaurant, three full-service bars, deli and a variety of guest services including valet parking and coat check. Reservations for the all-new 117-room luxury hotel and Morton’s® The Steakhouse can be made by visiting Operating hours for the gaming facility are 9 a.m. to 5 a.m. every day. Simulcast races can be viewed seven days a week and live harness racing runs February through mid-December. For a full racing schedule and additional information, please visit or call 800-727-2990. Must be 18 years of age or older to play video gaming machines or wager on horses. Please play responsibly.

Media Contact:
Tom Engle
Media Specialist
(518) 581-5730

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