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Backstretch at the Track

B.E.S.T is the acronym for the Backstretch Employee Service Team.  This is a nonprofit organization that was started in 1989 for the benefit of the backstretch workers at the three NYRA tracks: Belmont, Aqueduct and Saratoga. They provide a multitude of services for the individuals who care for the horses on the backstretch.  These include, but are not limited to, on site counseling, health care services, funded health care insurance, transportation and translation services.

Location: 267 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs
Grace Coordinator: Michelle Slone

Serving Opportunities:
Sunday Night Dinners – Setting up and tearing down chairs/tables for dinner, including linens and centerpieces

Saturday Night Karaoke – Setting up and tearing down chairs/tables; serving pizza/soda; be an audience while the workers compete in Karaoke

Transportation – Transport workers to and from various appointments; on an as needed basis

Computer Room Assistance – Open and close the computer room; assist with emails and Skype; Tuesday and Thursdays, 4pm – 8pm

Translating Services – Fluency in Spanish is required; translating is needed for various appointments as well as on-site clinics

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