The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is almost halfway to its goal of $20 million to fund the Museum's upcoming Hall of Fame Education Experience. Since announcing the campaign on Hall of Fame Day on Aug. 3, the Museum has raised $9 million toward the project. The Museum is now reaching out to the racing industry and fans of the sport to help complete the project's funding goal. The Hall of Fame Education Experience will open in July 2020.
“We're thrilled with the progress we've made toward our Hall of Fame Education Experience. We are extremely grateful to the donors, especially the tremendous support we have received to date from the Museum's board of trustees,” said John Hendrickson, the Museum's president. “We have made great strides toward our goal in only three months, and now we are making a broader appeal to everyone in the racing industry to help us cross the finish line. When this project is completed, I believe we will have the best sports hall of fame in the country. It will provide a game-changing, must-see visitor experience at the Museum.”
The Hall of Fame Education Experience will feature a reimagined Hall of Fame, including a new state-of-the-art signature film and cutting-edge interactive Hall of Fame digital plaques. The new digital inductee plaques will include an in-depth multi-media look at the lives and careers of each human and equine member of the Hall of Fame.
The new Hall of Fame will inspire existing and new fans through the understanding of the deep level of mastery of craft required of thoroughbreds, jockeys, trainers, owners and breeders to reach the highest levels of the sport and establish a new standard for dramatic and immersive interactive experiences throughout the Museum.
“This will be a museum experience like no other,” Hendrickson added. “We are very much looking forward to presenting this vision to the entire sport of racing and all its fans. This project will represent the best of the sport and everyone involved in the industry will be able to take great pride and ownership in it.”
To donate to the Museum's Hall of Fame Education Experience or learn more, please contact the Museum at (518) 584-0400 ext. 112 or send a check to:
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
Attn: Hall of Fame Education Experience
191 Union Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
For a closer look at the Museum's vision for the new Hall of Fame Experience, please visit the website www.racingmuseum.org and play the promotional video on the landing page.
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