DEL MAR — Just in time for the 2010 San Diego County Fair, The Don Diego Fund introduces the Circle of Friends $99 Amigo Club. For a $99 donation, Amigo Club members receive free admission to year-round Del Mar Fairgrounds events, beginning with one free admission to each day of the 2010 Fair, running June 11 through July 5. Membership also includes one stretch run pass to each racing day of the 2010 Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Race Meet, taking place July 21 through Sept. 8.
Don Diego Fund Executive Director Chana Mannen encourages people to sign up online at www.dondiegofund.org. “We want to make sure you don’t miss a day of fair fun,” she said. “In addition to free admission to the fair and race meet, the $99 donation entitles members to four single-day Surfside Race Place passes plus one single admission to the Scream Zone, Holiday of Lights and Pelly’s Miniature Golf.”
The nonprofit Don Diego Fund provides annual college scholarships to outstanding San Diego County high school seniors who have participated in the San Diego County Fair or other Del Mar Fairgrounds events. To date, the fund has distributed $536,000 in scholarships and grants, helping 126 students attain a college degree.