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Join Us for an Unforgettable Day at the Races 2024!

The Foundation for Developmental Disabilities (FDD) is delighted to announce the much-anticipated Day at the Races 2024! This exceptional fundraising event will take place on Thursday, August 29, 2024, at 12:00 PM at the esteemed Il Palio restaurant within the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. With the thrilling racetrack as your backdrop, you’ll enjoy the elegance of a skybox, engaging entertainment, a silent auction, and the chance to connect with the community.

Most importantly, your attendance and support directly benefit the San Diego Regional Center (SDRC) and the broader IDD community, ensuring vital resources and programs continue to enhance the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


More Than Just a Fundraiser: Day at the Races is not just an event; it’s a celebration of unity, solidarity, and commitment to a cause that profoundly impacts lives.

Supporting a Lifeline: At the core of FDD's mission is the Emergency Help Fund Program, which has distributed over $2,000,000 since 1986. This crucial fund has provided financial aid to more than 2,000 San Diego Regional Center (SDRC) clients, assisting with rent, deposits, utility bills, and other essential needs to ensure individuals with I/DDs can maintain safe, affordable housing.

We need your partnership to continue our vital work—every contribution counts!

Your Support Matters: As the demand for assistance reaches unprecedented levels, FDD urgently calls for your support to sustain its vital work. Participating in Day at the Races can directly impact the lives of vulnerable individuals within the I/DD community. Fundraising efforts and community solidarity are not just significant; they are integral to FDD’s mission. Your support directly strengthens the Emergency Help Fund, ensuring vital assistance reaches those in need.

Join us in making a difference—your support is crucial!

Whether you attend in person or contribute from afar, every donation amplifies FDD’s impact. The combined support of donors and attendees fortifies FDD's capacity to provide essential resources and programs, fostering inclusivity and enhancing the lives of individuals with I/DDs. With your continued support, FDD can support even more SDRC clients, substantially improving their quality of life and demonstrating a solid commitment to community well-being.


Event Details:

·       Date: Thursday, August 29, 2024

·       Time: 12:00 PM

·       Location: Il Palio restaurant at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

·       Address: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014

·       Dress Code: Formal


Secure your spot at Day at the Races through the Foundation’s website at Day at the Races 2024 (

Sponsorship Opportunities: Becoming a sponsor for Day at the Races is an opportunity to champion a charitable cause while aligning with a vision that promotes equitable access and unlocks the potential of individuals with I/DDs. Sponsors will enjoy heightened brand visibility through logo placement on event signage and promotional materials, alongside the chance to engage with peers, potential customers, clients, and like-minded professionals.

For sponsorship inquiries, please email Jill Weber, FDD Development and Marketing Manager, at


Join Us: Join us for an unforgettable day of fun, community, and making a difference. Day at the Races 2024 promises to be an event to remember, where your support can help transform lives. The Foundation for Developmental Disabilities extends its heartfelt gratitude to all supporters. We eagerly anticipate your presence at the races, where we can make a difference together.


Together, we can achieve more.

Thank you for your continued support and dedication to positively impacting our IDD community.

Thank you to our Day at the Races Sponsors:

Thank you to our Day at the Races Donors:

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