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The Adirondack Trust Company Donates Coolers and Saratoga® Water to B.E.S.T.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                        August 21, 2013

For further information contact:
Paul Ruchames                                                                        Robert Ward
Executive Director                                                                    Vice President
Backstretch Employee Service Team of New York (B.E.S.T.)        The Adirondack Trust Company
(518) 587-3720                                                                        (518) 584-5844


Saratoga Springs, NY … B.E.S.T. announced today that it has received a gift from The Adirondack Trust Company in the form of twenty Igloo® Coolers and ten cases of Saratoga® Natural Spring Water to support the employees of the Saratoga Race Course Backstretch.

Paul Ruchames, B.E.S.T. Executive Director noted, “The twenty coolers donated by Adirondack Trust have already begun to be distributed and they have proven to be very fitting gifts for our workers who are often on the road going from track to track and lack a way to bring and care for their food or drinks. BEST is deeply appreciative for these generous and thoughtful gifts and those who have already received the gifts have had their spirits lifted by Adirondack Trust as it provided the workers with yet another concrete example of the support of the community.”

Accordingly to Charles V. Wait, Jr. Vice President of The Adirondack Trust Company, “as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of racing in Saratoga Springs this summer we thought it would be ideal to also recognize  the employees of the Backstretch with this gift of coolers and water.  They do a tremendous job in supporting the Saratoga Race Course and are the backbone to what makes this  a world-class horse racing venue, now 150 years old.  We are indebted to their service and are proud to help them with this gift.”

 B.E.S.T.  is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide the close to 2,000 barn area workers of the Saratoga Race Course with free medical care, health insurance, counseling, food, clothing, transportation and translation assistance.

Founded in 1901 in Saratoga Springs, New York The Adirondack Trust Company is an independent, employee and locally owned and operated community bank offering a wide variety of business and personal financial services. The bank also offers trust, investment and insurance services and originates real estate mortgages, both residential and commercial, and commercial business loans throughout its market area.  The bank has over $1 billion in assets and twelve branches. The Adirondack Trust Company is rated a 5-Star superior bank (the highest) by Bauer Financial for the period ending  March 31, 2013 based on the most recent data available.


Backstretch Employee Service Team of New York
267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY  12866 – 518-587-3720