Saratoga Brewing and DeCrescente Distributing will present a check to Saratoga WarHorse on Thursday, September 29th at 5:00 p.m.
With tremendous support from the local community, Saratoga Brewing and DeCrescente Distributing Company are thrilled to announce that they have raised more than $26,000 through their coaster and pinup program, as well as special events, in support of the Saratoga WarHorse Foundation.
“Last year, we raised just over $12,000,” said Max Oswald, General Manager of Saratoga Brewing. “This year, we shattered that record by raising over $26,000! We couldn’t have done it without the support of the local bars, restaurants and customers who embraced the spirit of this cause. For that, we are incredibly grateful.”
Unlike last year’s campaign, which generated funds primarily through coaster and pinup sales, close to $16,000 was generated through special events, including The Barrelhouse Derby Party, Electric City Mayhem 4th Annual Cares Cup Hockey Tournament and Saratoga City Tavern Annual Golf Tournament. The money raised will benefit veterans struggling to adjust to life after military service.
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, roughly 20 veterans commit suicide a day. Researchers have also found that the risk of suicide for veterans is 21 percent higher when compared to civilian adults. Providing support and assistance to suicidal veterans is crucial. 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.
“Veterans have sacrificed so much to keep our country safe,” said C.J. DeCrescente, president of DeCrescente Distributing Company. “This program offers a way for us to give back to those who have made tremendous sacrifices. If we can help even one person struggling with post traumatic stress, I would say it’s a major step towards making a difference.”
Saratoga Brewery and DeCrescente Distributing will present a check to Saratoga WarHorse on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. at the Saratoga Brewing Tap Room located at 131 Excelsior Ave in Saratoga Springs. 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 local, family-owned business since 1948. Now in their third generation, DeCrescente services a distribution territory that includes 11 counties spanning 7,500 square miles in eastern New York and employs approximately 400 people. The beverage distributor takes great pride in employee satisfaction, customer service and community involvement. Most notably, DeCrescente has been awarded Best Places to Work in the Capital Region five years running. DeCrescente has built long-time partnerships with the following brands: MillerCoors, Boston Beer Company, Heineken, Brooklyn Brewery, Corona, Sierra Nevada, FX Matt Brewing Company, Yuengling, Guinness, Snapple, Saratoga Water, and Polar Beverages. They also distribute a unique variety of local craft beers as well as wine and spirits. Some of the local favorites include the Adirondack Brewery, Brown’s Brewing, Saratoga Brewing, Druthers Brewing, and Saratoga Courage Distillery. For more information on DeCrescente Distributing Company, please visit our website www.decrescente.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.