New Charity Cup announced as part of Tioga Downs' summer racing season

Tioga Downs Casino Resort welcomed members of the media Tuesday to announce the kick off to its summer racing season, which begins Saturday with its Derby Day event featuring contests, giveaways and promotions, a performance from the track’s bugler, and fireworks to end the night. The season will also feature the first-ever Charity Cup on June 8, in which nonprofit organizations will have a chance to win a share of $20,000 donated by the Southern Tier Harness Association and owner Jeff Gural by testing their wagering knowledge. Pictured, Tioga Downs Marketing Manager Jim Weed addresses members of the press while horses and their drivers were getting ready for the upcoming harness racing season.