10th Annual Labor Night at the Races planned for June 8

RANSOMVILLE, NY – The 10th annual Labor Night at the Races presented by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY in partnership with the AFL/CIO Niagara-Orleans Central Labor Council will take place on Friday, June 8 and once again, will benefit the United Way serving Niagara County.

“When Jim Briggs and I came up with a fundraising event, we wanted to try something different”, stated Bill Jakobi, the AFL/CIO Labor Liaison and Campaign Coordinator for the United Way Serving Niagara County. “Ten years ago, when we first started Labor Night at the Races, we raised $3,200 dollars and in 2017, the event raised $15,000”, Jakobi continued. In ten years of the event, over $100,000 has been raised for the United Way.

The 10th annual Labor Night at the Races is presented by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY in conjunction with the AFL/CIO Niagara-Orleans Central Labor Council.

Labor Night at the Races cannot be done without the support of sponsors. BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, Maxwell Murphy Attorneys at Law, M&T Bank, and Lewis & Lewis PC are all sponsoring the event, which is entering its 10th year in 2018. Like in years past, fans will have the chance to see all the racecars that are sponsored by these supporters behind the grandstand area before the night’s racing program.

Jakobi said that tickets are available for purchase through the United Way of Greater Niagara as well as at the Novelty Booth at Ransomville Speedway. Tickets are also available through their website, www.uwgn.org “It is a good, family event that is a nice night of conversation and dirt track racing”, Jakobi said.




BlueCross BlueShield strives to provide better healthcare to their members; offer great value to their customers and improve the health of our community. Since 1936, they have helped millions of people live healthier lives. The goal of BlueCross BlueShield is to improve individual and community health, strength and well-being. BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is a primary sponsor on the BBL Racing entry for third generation driver Erick Rudolph. For more information, please log on to www.bcbswny.com

The 10th annual Labor Night at the Races presented by BlueCross and Blue Shield of WNY will take place on Friday, June 8 featuring a full card of racing featuring the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds, Investors Service Sportsman, KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks, Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers and the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman. Proceeds going to United Way M&T, Lewis and Lewis, Maxwell and Murphy (will have cars behind the grandstand) Rain date will be June 22

The mission of the United Way of Greater Niagara is to invest in programs that focus on Education, Health & Income that deliver measurable results to improve our community today and strengthen it for tomorrow. The Labor Night at the Races is when and where labor gives back to the community they live and work in. This fundraising event is open to the community bringing attention to the United Way of Greater Niagara and to the agencies who give help and hope to those in need. For more information about the United Way of Greater Niagara, log online to www.uwgn.org

About Ransomville Speedway: Ransomville Speedway is located on Braley Road in the hamlet of Ransomville, just 20 minutes from Niagara Falls and Lockport. “The Big R” is a 3/8th-mile DIRTcar sanctioned facility that is the Home of the Summer Nationals. Ransomville also features a 1/16th -mile Go-Kart track for action on the “Little R” on Thursday nights! For more information, please visit us on the World Wide Web at www.ransomvillespeedway.com as well as follow us on Twitter @Ransomville and like us on Facebook. You can also contact the speedway by phone by calling (716) 791-3602 or (716) 791-3611.