Saratoga Brewing and DeCrescente Distributing Company will present a check to Saratoga WarHorse on Thursday, October 12th at 5:00 p.m.
With tremendous support from the local community, Saratoga Brewing and DeCrescente Distributing Company are pleased to announce that they have raised $16,000 through their coaster and pinup program, as well as special events, in support of the Saratoga WarHorse Foundation.
“Now in our third year, this program has evolved tremendously,” said Max Oswald, general manager of Saratoga Brewing. “New organizations have come on board and put their own unique spin on the program, from hosting events like Kentucky Derby parties and Keep the Pint Night to creating a 5K team with over 20 participants. While some of the players have changed, the mission has remained the same: to increase awareness of Saratoga WarHorse and the amazing job they do for our vets.”
According to the Department of Veteran Affairs and the Department of Defense roughly 22 military service members take their own lives every day. There are a number of reasons for this startling statistic, including the challenge of adjustment and transition to life after military service as well as the negative stigma around seeking help in the military community. However, support and assistance is exactly what suicidal veterans need, and that is where Saratoga WarHorse comes into play.
Through a three-day, interactive experience between veterans and retired thoroughbreds, a mutual trust and profound bond is established. Veterans receive an effective, alternative method for healing emotional wounds, while the retired thoroughbreds receive rewarding and meaningful work after their racing careers have ended. This program has had a 100 percent success rate.
“We are thankful to our veterans and privileged to be a part of this program,” said C.J. DeCrescente, president of DeCrescente Distributing Company. “We are all extremely fortunate that there are organizations like Saratoga Warhorse and this charitable campaign allows us to show our gratitude to those who have served.”
Saratoga Brewery and DeCrescente Distributing Company will present a check to Saratoga WarHorse on Thursday, October 12, at 5:00 p.m. at the Saratoga Brewing Tap Room located at 131 Excelsior Ave in Saratoga Springs. Saratoga Brewery will be resurrecting their Death Wish Pumpkin Ale, a limited release pumpkin ale brewed with cocoa nibs, vanilla beans and Death Wish Coffee. Media and guests are invited to attend from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to enjoy light appetizers and beverages plus a short presentation and photo opportunity.
For more information about the Saratoga WarHorse Foundation please visit www.saratogawarhorse.com or call (518) 886-8131.
About DeCrescente Distributing Company
DeCrescente Distributing Company is a fourth-generation beverage distributor, family-
owned and operated since 1948. DeCrescente takes great pride in its employees, customer service and community involvement. Most notably, DeCrescente was awarded Best Places to Work in the Capital Region for seven consecutive years and employs more than 400 people. Some of the company’s brands include MillerCoors, Boston Beer Co., New Belgium, Heineken, Brooklyn Brewery, Corona, Sierra Nevada, FX Matt Brewing Company, Yuengling, Guinness, Snapple, Saratoga Water, and Polar Beverages. DeCrescente also distributes a unique variety of local craft beers as well as wine and spirits. Some of the local favorites include Artisanal Brew Works, Adirondack Brewery, Brown’s Brewing, Saratoga Brewery, Druthers Brewing, and Saratoga Courage Distillery. For more information on DeCrescente Distributing Company, please visit our website www.ddcbev.com.
About Saratoga Brewing
Located in Historic Saratoga Springs NY, our team of 25 have carefully brewed and packaged handcrafted Ales and Lagers for enjoyment both locally and throughout the Northeast since 1999. We have a recently remodeled Tap Room and Company store offering samples of 20 different beers brewed right here on site and a wide selection of beer related items. Please visit www.oldesaratogabrew.com for information on our beer, upcoming events, hours, and tour times.