|VIP Preview of New Simulcast Building at Lone Star Park Celebrates American Diabetes Association
(Grand Prairie, Texas - Wednesday, January 11, 2012) - National sports personality Randy Galloway and his wife Janeen will join Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie and Global Gaming Solutions on Thursday, January 12, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., to host 400 VIPs for a special preview of the newly renovated "Bar & Book" simulcast building.
The multi-million dollar renovation is designed to enhance the visual experience of patrons of the 36,000-square-foot Las Vegas-style simulcast Racebook, sports bar and casual dining restaurant at Lone Star Park.
The invitation-only preview will feature celebrity entertainment by ADA's longtime supporter and country singer Sonny Burgess, a sampling of the new Bar & Book menu, hosted beer and wine offerings as well as signature drinks in the newly renovated VIP suites.
To mark the longtime collaboration between Lone Star Park and the American Diabetes Association's "Stars of Texas ... Racing Against the Odds," Global Gaming Solutions will present a $20,000 check to the ADA. "Stars of Texas" Honorary Chairs Randy and Janeen Galloway will accept the check.
"Supporting the American Diabetes Association is especially important to Global Gaming Solutions as we are an entity of the Chickasaw Nation. Many of our tribal members suffer from this disease and we commit many resources to supporting a cure," said John Elliott, CEO of Global Gaming Solutions, LLC. "The American Diabetes Association is a staunch ally of American Indian programs in the fight to control and eventually prevent type 2 diabetes."
Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby said that support of the ADA is essential to the fight against diabetes. "Every day, the work of the American Diabetes Association and other similar organizations brings us closer to winning the battle against diabetes," said Gov. Anoatubby. "With continued research and the commitment of dedicated health professionals, we will find the means to not only combat the disease, but prevent it."
Each Spring for the past 15 years, Lone Star Park has collaborated with "Stars of Texas ... Racing Against the Odds" and the ADA raising more than $3.5 million for the fight to stop diabetes and its deadly consequences. The annual sold-out, celebrity-filled, 1,000 guest event is honored to have Randy and Janeen Galloway as Honorary Chairs over the years, as well as great support from executive committee members Cathy and Bob Zollars, Mary Blake and Chuck Meadows, and Melanie and Jamie Adams.
The Chickasaw Nation has long been a leader in diabetes care and prevention. Gov. Bill Anoatubby has developed a comprehensive plan to provide long-term solutions to health issues faced by Chickasaw families and other Native Americans. One component of that plan is to supply the education, facilities and services needed to enable children and families to lead healthier lifestyles that help prevent diabetes and other debilitating health problems. According to the ADA website nearly 17 percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives have diabetes, giving them the highest age-adjusted prevalence of diabetes among all U.S. racial and ethnic groups.