August 17, 2010
There’s a unique excitement associated with harness racing
that’s unmatched in any other sport. So when over 40 alumni and
friends of St. John’s University gathered for a Night at the
Racetrack at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey on
Saturday, August 14, 2010, everyone knew that they were about to
have a memorable time.
Hosted by the Northern New Jersey Alumni Chapter, the evening
featured a barbeque buffet in a private area exclusively for St.
John’s alumni and their families. Guests enjoyed an up-close view
of each race while feasting on a variety of tasty selections as
they mingled with other alumni in the park-like setting of the
have so many alumni in the New Jersey area,” said Nicholas A.
Legakis ’97SVC, ’07MPS, Director, Institutional Advancement, Staten
Island. “Over the last few years, we’ve been able to host some
great events in different parts of the state to help attract many
different alumni. The support has been tremendous!”
“This was a perfect summer evening with great friends and
tremendous support from the alumni,” agreed Andre Emont ’79P,
’84GP, Northern New Jersey Alumni Chapter Leader.
“I’m looking forward to continuing this tradition in the
While most of those in attendance were from various areas of New
Jersey, a number of alumni from Queens and Brooklyn made the trek
to the Garden State. They discovered that it was worth the
“You couldn’t have asked for a better night,” said Brooklyn
resident Bob Howe ’73CBA. “The spot and the company were both
Alumni who brought their children to participate in the family
nature of the event were happy to see their sons and daughters
enjoying themselves, and were looking forward to similar activities
in the future. “This is a great venue for the family,” remarked
Benjamin Chiang ’97SVC. “I can’t wait for next year.”
It was a night of food, fun and great harness races, and whether
they won or lost, at the end of the evening everyone left the
racetrack with fond memories of another special St. John’s alumni
“I probably lost more than I won,” exclaimed Natalie Dengler ’7Ed,
’76MBA, “but the company was great, which is what really matters.
You can’t put a price on that.”
For additional information about events of interest to alumni from
Northern New Jersey and Staten Island, please call Nicholas A.
Legakis '97SVC, '07MPS, Director, Institutional Advancement, Staten
Island at (718) 390-4146 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.