Though much has changed since the first Harness Race Rally in 1962, one thing has remained the same—the ticket price.
Since 1962, the Friends of Akron Children's Hospital, a dedicated fundraising group, has sold raffle tickets for $1 each to raise money for patient care programs at Akron Children's. The winners are drawn during a harness race at Northfield Park.
To date, more than $3 million has been raised through the Harness Race Rally ticket sales.
The 2014 Harness Race Rally was held Aug. 8, 2014 at Northfield Park. Proceeds from this year's Rally benefited the hospital's diabetes camp and new neonatal intensive care unit.
This year's winners are:
2014 Chrysler 200: Gary Quesenberry
Diamond ring: Anita Werner
Diamond necklace: Adele Moore
Ohio State football tickets: George Beris
Apple ® iPad: Butch Walters
Sheraton Suites package: Mike Essing
Ride on AirBear®: Brandi Britt
Cleveland Browns tickets: James Coffee
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