Gregson Foundation Fundraiser Aug. 3

DEL MAR, Calif. (June 25, 2015) -- The Edwin J. Gregson Foundation will host a charity fundraising dinner honoring Hall of Fame jockeys Mike Smith and Gary Stevens for their racing accomplishments and contributions in horse racing.

The Aug. 3 dinner marks year 15 of fundraising activities spearheaded by Jenine Sahadi, president of Gregson Foundation.

"We look forward to a fabulous evening celebrating two great, phenomenally-talented jockeys, esteemed not only by our industry members, but literally loved by fans throughout the world," Sahadi said.

Proceeds of the event will be used for continued development of various educational programs to benefit California's worthy backstretch workers and their families. These programs, such as college scholarship grants, computer literacy classes, and on-going English as a second language courses, were part of trainer Eddie Gregson's vision in helping individuals improve their standard of living and achieve excellence in their lives.

The foundation will fete Smith and Stevens at The Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego, Calif. Tickets for the event are $300 per person.