Create Something Special in Your Neighbourhood with Community Race Nights

Do you have a small yet spacey business that caters mostly to your community at large? Do you possess a building that can be used as a gathering place, comfortably holding a reasonably large crowd, or even a function room on your premises that could be used for an evening “do”? Are you passionate about a cause or charity that helps those who live in your community? If you answered yes to at least two of the questions above, you have the potential to grow something special that your friends and neighbours, your client base, will adore, Race nights!

Making a Difference Close To Home
Almost every small business owner who stages an event such as this becomes immediately hooked on the gig. The ones who benefit the most, however, are the customers of businesses that service community needs. There are few greater feelings in the world that compare to the moment just before the Race Night DVDis inserted into the player because you know at that point, regardless of whether you win or lose, that someone or something in need in your neighbourhood is going to benefit. In fact, many community businesses hold regular events to help neighbours in need, families about whom they have come to know and care for.

Bringing People Together
If we were to be honest about it, donating to any cause can be painful even though we know that it is the right thing to do. Sitting alone at your desk at home as you humbly write out a charity check is actually a lonely way to make a difference. Sure, it might feel good inside, but not as good as seeing the muscular body of your horse round the final curve, hooves thundering towards the finish line. I get goose bumps just thinking about it. Seeing the slender streaks of the greyhounds flying around the track, while friends and neighbours cheer for their picks is infinitely more interesting than sitting in the home study writing checks. It makes giving so much more pleasurable.

It Is More than Just a Game
Imagine if you will, coming together with your community once a month or every other week for a good old fashioned get together courtesy of your neighbourhood business/businesses. You find your favourite table or belly up to the bar as the scent of supper wafts through your old-factory. It’s these Race Nights that you look forward to as you listen to the elderly neighbours tell their stories of past glories or dance with friends as you wait for post time. You can feel the excitement building in the room until finally, the familiar sounds of the Race Night DVD kicks in on half a dozen stereo televisions. You may even win tonight! Regardless, when the evening is done and the last race run, you realize that you just had the time of your life and helped someone in your community (or a local cause) at the same time. Giving has never been sweeter.