As part of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA)’s month-long Holiday Giving Campaign, Donna Brothers has pledged to match all donations up to $2,500 made to the TAA on Dec. 9, 2022. Born with racing in her blood, Donna’s professional resume doesn’t stop at the track; she continues to shine a light on Thoroughbred aftercare.
“At the end of the day, our industry will be judged by how well we take care of our athletes,” said former jockey, author, and reporter for NBC Sports, Donna Brothers. “Not only while they are racing and ‘useful’ to us, but especially when they are most vulnerable: at the end of their racing careers. Many of these horses makes thousands of dollars at the track, some make millions, but the reality is, they don’t really get a dime. Let’s make sure they’re taken care of.
“The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is the only organization that both accredits aftercare organizations and raises money to fund them. Please join me in supporting our athletes.”
“Donna is unceasing in her efforts to support the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and is always ready to participate in new fundraisers,” said TAA Operations Consultant, Stacie Clark Rogers. “We are so excited that Donna is pledging to match all donations today and to help the TAA not only raise funds for our accredited groups but raise awareness for the outstanding work they do.”
In addition to her $2,500 match donation, Brothers also donates 100% of the proceeds from her book “Inside Track: Inside Guide to Horse Racing” to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.
TAA’s Holiday Giving Campaign commenced November 29th and is scheduled to conclude New Year’s Eve. Those wishing to support the TAA, its 81 accredited organizations, and thousands of retired Thoroughbreds can donate through the TAA’s website or text DONATE to 56651. During the Holiday Giving Campaign, TAA is also offering donors the benefit of sending digital holiday cards to colleagues, friends, and loved ones.
Throughout the end of the year, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will continue to host special one-day only donation matches with some of horse racing’s biggest names. For more chances to double your donation, watch the TAA’s social media, website, and industry advertisements for the next Holiday Giving match day announcement.
To learn more and donate to the TAA’s Holiday Giving campaign, CLICK HERE.