10.05.2015

Saratoga WarHorse Foundation receives more than $9,000 from local partners


Mechanicville, NY – October 5, 2015 – With tremendous support from the local community, Saratoga Brewing and DeCrescente Distributing Company are happy to announce that they have raised $9,245.00 through coaster and pinup sales, as well as personal and other donations in support of the Saratoga WarHorse Foundation.

“Our goals were clear: increase awareness of the Saratoga WarHorse Foundation and raise enough funds to put, a minimum, one veteran through the program,” said Max Oswald, General Manager of Saratoga Brewing. “I’m pleased to say that we have successfully done both.”

The Saratoga WarHorse Foundation offers veterans a three-day experience that has proven to be effective and invaluable for those struggling to adjust to life after military service. The average cost for one veteran to participate in the program is $2,500. This cost includes travel, meals, lodging, and a horse behavior education session lead by an equine coach who guides veterans through their “connection” with a retired thoroughbred. The intangibles of the comradery that comes with meeting fellow veterans in a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere cannot be measured in dollars. This program is at no cost to the veterans.

“Our incredible partnership with Saratoga WarHorse is one more way we can continue to support the local community,” said Mike O’Malley, VP of Sales and Marketing at DeCrescente Distributing. “This campaign has exceeded our expectations and we’re absolutely thrilled, but the real recognition is owed to the bars, restaurants and customers who embraced the spirit of this cause and joined us in purchasing coasters and pinups. We hope people will continue to support this outstanding organization for years to come.”

Saratoga Brewery and DeCrescente Distributing will present a check to Saratoga WarHorse on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at the Saratoga Brewing Tap Room located at 131 Excelsior Ave in Saratoga Springs. Media and guests are invited to attend from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to enjoy light appetizers and beverages plus a short presentation and photo opportunity.

For more information about the Saratoga WarHorse Foundation please visit www.saratogawarhorse.com<http://www.saratogawarhorse.com> or call (518) 886-8131.

About Saratoga Brewing
Located in Historic Saratoga Springs NY, our team of 25 have carefully brewed and packaged handcrafted Ales and Lagers for enjoyment both locally and throughout the Northeast since 1999. We have a recently remodeled Tap Room and Company store offering samples of 20 different beers brewed right here on site and a wide selection of beer related items. Please visit www.oldesaratogabrew.com<http://www.oldesaratogabrew.com> for information on our beer, upcoming events, hours, and tour times.

About DeCrescente Distributing Company
DeCrescente Distributing Company is a local, family-owned business since 1948. Now in their third generation, DeCrescente services a distribution territory that includes 11 counties spanning 7,500 square miles in eastern New York and employs approximately 400 people. The beverage distributor takes great pride in employee satisfaction, customer service and community involvement. Most notably, DeCrescente has been awarded Best Places to Work in the Capital Region five years running. DeCrescente has built long-time partnerships with the following brands: MillerCoors, Boston Beer Company, Heineken, Brooklyn Brewery, Corona, Sierra Nevada, FX Matt Brewing Company, Yuengling, Guinness, Snapple, Saratoga Water, and Polar Beverages. They also distribute a unique variety of local craft beers as well as wine and spirits. Some of the local favorites include the Adirondack Brewery, Brown’s Brewing, Saratoga Brewing, Druthers Brewing, and Saratoga Courage Distillery. For more information on DeCrescente Distributing Company, please visit . www.decrescente.com.

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