Gulfstream Team Members Support Habitat for Humanity
Oct 17, 2019
POMPANO BEACH, FL
– Management and personnel of Gulfstream Park Racing, Gulfstream Park Casino and The Village of Gulfstream Park assisted Habitat for Humanity earlier in the week, building and painting a home in Pompano Beach.
Gulfstream team members met Tuesday at the Rick Case Habitat for Humanity construction site to work and learn about Habitat for Humanity’s projects for first-time homeowners.
“Gulfstream Park and The Stronach Group have a long tradition of giving back to local and national programs,” said Joe Lopez, Vice President of Hospitality and Venue Management at Gulfstream Park. “Not only is it imperative that we reach out to these communities through outreach and philanthropic programs to help those less fortunate or without a voice, but it’s also important for our employees to build relationships that will impact their lives in a positive way.”
In the past month Gulfstream and several of its jockeys visited the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center. Gulfstream also arranged a hands-on tour of the Florida Thoroughbred Retirement and Adoptive Care Center for Banyan Treatment Center clients.
Stephon Walker, assistant project manager for Habitat for Humanity, said; “Here at Habitat for Humanity, we’re a volunteer based program and without the helping hands of all our volunteers, a lot of our work would not get done. The helping hearts and volunteers come out here every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and we really appreciate Gulfstream Park for coming out today and working so hard and diligently to help paint this lovely house that will be dedicated to our new homeowners before the Christmas holiday.”