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Harness Race Rally celebrates 56 years of raising money for Akron Children's

07-21-2017 (Akron, Ohio )

The Friends of Akron Children’s Hospital is hosting the 56th annual Harness Race Rally at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11 at Fairlawn Country Club.

More than $3 million has been raised through Harness Race Rally ticket sales since the event began in 1962. Raffle tickets are $1 each and or six for $5 and proceeds from this year’s event benefit Akron Children’s Hospital’s Paul and Carol David Foundation Burn Institute and the Office of Addiction Medicine.

This year's prizes include:

  • 2017 Jeep Compass, from Brunswick Automart
  • 18-karat white gold and diamond pin/pendant, donated by Medina Gem Company
  • Deluxe overnight stay donated by Sheraton Suites, Cuyahoga Falls and $100 gift certificate to Beau’s on the River Restaurant
  • Golf package with lunch at Congress Lake Country Club
  • $600 gift certificate for Playhouse Square, donated by Akron Rubber Development Laboratory
  • Apple iPad, donated by George Music Company
  • 20 loge tickets to an Akron RubberDucks baseball game, donated by FirstEnergy Foundation
  • Ride for 2 on AirBear, Akron Children’s Hospital’s pediatric helicopter

Joyce Berkenstock, Beverly Scott and Ruby Winter are co-chairing this year’s event.

Please contact the Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation at 330-543-8340 for ticket sale locations or to purchase tickets.