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Newcomers Win Sportscaster Charity Derbies – Harnesslink

East Rutherford, NJ – Eight New York sportscasters competed in two non-betting harness racing events at Meadowlands Racecourse on Friday, May 31, to benefit their chosen charity.

Derby Charities are celebrating at The Meadowlands with their checks

SNY’s Chelsea Sherrod and her driving partner Scott Zeron won the first charity derby. Sherrod held off fellow competitors Mark Cannizarro, Don LaGreca and Chris Lopresti. Her win gave her charity Grow Our Game a $5,000 donation. The race can be watched here.

Chelsea smiled as she hit the winner’s circle: “Some may call it beginners’ luck or first-timers’ luck, and maybe it is, but this has been amazingly wonderful. It was my first time behind a horse and my driver Scott was incredible. I had fun. My charity, Grow Our Game, does amazing work getting girls involved in sport. It gives them educational and economic resources and helps them build confidence through sports, especially basketball.”

PIX11’s Perry Sook won the second charity derby race of the night. Sook and managing partner Tim Tetrick took the lead at the half and never looked back. Sook’s first place gave his charity, SBH Health System Bronx, a $5,000 donation.

“A huge shout out to my partner Tim (Tetrick). He made it happen and that was a blast,” Sook said upon returning to the winner’s circle. “SBH is a safety net hospital in the Bronx and they do amazing work for anyone who walks through their doors. They are a pillar of the community and a fundamental part of the Bronx. I’m so happy I can get their money back. ” The second sports derby can be watched here.

Fellow contestants Chris Lopresti of WFAN/SIRIUSXM (SBH Health System), Marc Malusis of PIX11 (Make-A-Wish Foundation), Don La Greca of ESPN-NY “The Michael Kay Show” (Ronald McDonald House Charities), Keith Irizarry (Cavan McGovern Family Research Grant), Action Network’s Maria Marino (American Cancer Society) and NY Post’s Mark Cannizarro (Memorial Sloan Kettering) each won $1,000 for their charities.

In addition to the participating sportscasters, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment would like to thank Ron Burke and Burke Racing for providing the horses and bulls for the race.

from Meadowlands