Weidner Fundraiser Huge Success

Thousands raised to help horsemen in need.

Press Release
June 7, 2013

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Randy Weidner

When the F5 tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma, on May 20, it caused loss of life and tremendous destruction. Among those devastated were Randy Weidner and Lindsay White, who lost 12 horses and most of their possessions.

On June 5, over 300 fellow horsemen, friends and family came together at Canterbury Park to welcome the two back to Minnesota. Canterbury Park, the Minnesota Quarter Horse Racing Association, the Minnesota Horsemen’s Benevolence and Protective Association and the Minnesota Thoroughbred Association put together an evening to support the Randall Weidner Catastrophe Fund, which was established to help Randy and Lindsay rebuild their stable and their lives. 

Canterbury Park donated the use of Silk’s Bar and the pulled pork and bratwurst meal. Music was provided by Pat McLaughlin and Friends. Nearly 200 items for the Silent and Live Auctions were donated by family, friends, horsemen, and businesses.  In addition, many items were purchased during the Live and Silent Auctions and immediately donated to Randy along with some cash donations directly to him that evening.

The fund raising evening raised over $18,000, along with over $2,000 that had been collected at Canterbury Park over the last two weekends bringing the total contributions to in excess of $20,000 for the Randall Weidner Catastrophe Trust.

All funds have been deposited into the “Randall Weidner Catastrophe Trust” at Wells Fargo Bank, 380 S. Marschall, Shakopee, MN 55379.  The bank will continue to accept cash donations. 

Thanks to all who helped make this event an incredible success!