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Calling All Sports Fans

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

 Throughout the Championship Meet, Meadowlands Racetrack guests will have the chance to meet their favorite local New York and New Jersey sports celebrities.  This new addition to the event calendar is an effort to enhance the on-site fan experience.      

The first celebrity weekend kicks off Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11.  On Friday, former NY Jet quarterback and current SportsNet New York football analyst Ray Lucas makes an appearance.  On Saturday, racetrack fans will have the chance to meet former NY Ranger and New York hockey fan favorite Nick Fotiu. Lucas and Fotiu will greet patrons, sign autographs take pictures and do a brief interview on the in-house TV show. 

Also scheduled to appear on Saturday, June 22 is former NY Ranger defenseman Ron Greschner.  

“We’re excited to welcome several of the tri-state area’s sports legends here to the New Meadowlands Racetrack while continuing to showcase the excitement and pageantry of the world’s best harness racing,” says Jason M. Settlemoir, CEO and general manager of the Meadowlands. 

All former athletes appear courtesy of Peter Grandich, managing member of Trinity Financial Sports & Entertainment Management Co., LLC.  Trinity Financial Sports & Entertainment Management Co., LLC. has committed major marketing support to the New Jersey harness racing industry and the Meadowlands Racetrack. 

Other Trinity Financial Sports & Entertainment Management Co., LLC Advisory Board members who may appear include New York Jets legend Joe Klecko and his son, three-time Super Bowl champion Dan Klecko; former NFL quarterback Ray Lucas; former New Jersey Devil Ken Daneyko; and Former New York Giants Lee Rouson and Keith Elias.   

All upcoming appearances will be posted on the Meadowlands Racetrack’s event page - 

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