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2015 Turkey Give Away

Come visit us at 711 Central Avenue, Albany, NY, the OTB Teletheater on Wednesday December 23 at 11 am for our 2nd Annual Turkey Give Away!


Valente Gives Away 600 Turkeys To Those in Need During the Holiday Season

Albany, N.Y. – R.J. Valente Gravel, Inc. and Capital District Regional Off-Track Betting (Capital OTB) will partner again this year for a turkey giveaway in the parking lot of the Clubhouse Racebook on Wednesday, December 23, 2015. This will be the 2nd annual holiday turkey giveaway by the two capital region businesses. The giveaway will occur on a first-come, first-serve basis. TALK 1300 (WGDJ) local radio station will be broadcasting live from the Clubhouse the morning of the giveaway.

The Clubhouse Racebook is located at 711 Central Avenue in the City of Albany, and the giveaway is projected to begin around 11am Wednesday morning. The Valente family will fill one of their tractor trailers with turkeys and provide them at no-cost to disadvantaged Capital Region families and individuals.

Roddy Valente, Owner of R.J. Valente Gravel said, “Last year’s giveaway during Thanksgiving was such a success that we wanted to do it again this year. While the Christmas season is a fantastic time of year, some in our communities need a helping hand and we are happy to provide that assistance. We are proud, to once again, be working with John Signor and Capital OTB, and we appreciate their support in this effort. These types of events are possible because of the great support we get from our customers throughout the year, and we thank them for that. We hope this giveaway makes the holidays more special for some Capital Region families.”

John Signor, President, Capital OTB, said, “I want to thank Roddy and the Valente family for once again stepping up to help Capital Region families. This was Roddy’s idea and we are happy to do everything we can to make it a success. Last year it was so gratifying to see all the smiling faces knowing that we’ve made the holidays a little easier for many local families. I also want to thank the Capital OTB Board of Directors for their support in this endeavor.”

R.J. Valente Gravel, Inc. is a family owned and operated business located in Waterford, N.Y. The company is one of the Capital District’s largest Material Handlers, and employs 85 to 100 people in peak season. The company offers products and services to both residential and commercial customers. As a family-owned business, they are committed to the families and communities they serve. Their past charitable work has included Ronald McDonald House, Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Center for Disability Services, PDJF (Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund) and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, among numerous youth and athletic teams. To learn more visit www.rjvalente.com.

Capital OTB is a public benefit corporation representing 16 upstate counties and the City of Schenectady. OTB has more than 60 locations throughout upstate NY, including the Clubhourse Race book, its flagship location, which is 25,000 sq. ft. housing a simulcast area and sports bar. Capital OTB provides revenues to the racing industry, local governments and New York State. For more information, visit www.capitalotb.com.