Delaware Park Donates $25,000 to MS Delaware for Multiple Sclerosis Research and Programs

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Delaware Park continues its long-time support of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Delaware Chapter with a $25,000 contribution. Delaware Park has contributed more than $300,000 to the organization in the last decade.

Delaware Park recently contributed $25,000 to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Delaware Chapter, bringing its total support for the organization to more than $300,000 since 1999.

"We strongly believe in the work of the MS Society and are pleased that we can support their fight to free the world of this crippling disease," said William M. Rickman, Jr., president of Delaware Park.

In addition to its contribution, Delaware Park's White Clay Creek Country Club recently hosted the MS Delaware Golf Tournament. The June 6 tournament raised more than $100,000 for the organization.

MS Delaware President Kate Cowperthwait said Delaware Park's continuous support over the years has made a tremendous difference for the society.

"They are very active and loyal supporters," Cowperthwait said. "More than a decade ago, Delaware Park committed their support to the MS Society and they have continued to be at the forefront of corporate giving. Knowing we can count on the Delaware Park team year after year has truly helped to advance our mission."

About Delaware Park:
Delaware Park is a multi-faceted gaming facility offering guests over 3,000 exciting slot machines on two spacious levels, live thoroughbred racing April through November, year-round simulcasting from around the globe, and White Clay Creek Country Club, featuring a world class 18-hole championship golf course. Delaware Park is located minutes south of Wilmington and the Delaware Memorial Bridge and just north of the Maryland state line on I-95 at exit 4B. For more information on Delaware Park, visit

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society:
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is a collective of passionate individuals who are

  • moving together to create a world free of MS.
  • moving research forward by relentlessly pursuing prevention, treatment, and a cure.
  • moving to reach out and respond to individuals, families, and communities living with MS.
  • moving politicians and legislation to champion the needs of people with MS through activism, advocacy, and influence.
  • moving to raise $1.25 billion by 2010 to help create a world free of MS.
  • moving to mobilize the millions of people who want to do something about MS now.

To this end, the National MS Society funds more MS research, provides more services to people with MS, offers more professional education, and furthers more advocacy efforts than any other MS organization in the world. Through a 50-state network of chapters--including the Delaware Chapter--the Society addresses the challenges of living with the disease. For more information, call (302) 655-5610, or visit


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