The Dean Kutz Memorial Chapel, situated adjacent to the far turn of the racetrack, opened in 2008 and is presided over by Chaplain Ed Underwood. Chaplain Ed provides chapel services, Bible studies, English as a second language classes, meetings, parties, movie nights and spiritual support. But some of Chaplain Ed’s good work can’t be categorized easily…it’s a multitude of various acts of kindness. Sometimes it’s driving an injured groom to urgent care, other times it’s bringing cookies to the backstretch and still other times it’s simply being there for the sick or addicted, providing the type of support that can be life-changing.
Track Chaplaincy of America’s objective is “to meet, with excellence, the spiritual, emotional, physical, social and educational needs of horse racing’s work force.”
At the chapel, everyone is welcome!
HBPA Foundation Benefits
The Foundation will pay $20 per visit for a maximum of five visits. You are responsible for a $15 co-payment at the time of treatment. Chiropractic service is available on a first come first served basis Wednesdays and Fridays.
Day Care Assistance
$40 a week per child will be allotted to eligible applicants.
A copy of the provider’s license must be presented to the HBPA before any payments are made.
Emergency treatment, including ambulance service if needed, is covered up to 100% for the first $500 and 80% on the remaining balance, (up to a maximum of $1,000 and a total limit of $1,500). **The total medical assistance for both emergency and non-emergency treatment will not exceed $2,500 per year.
The Foundation covers clinic treatment up to $150 per visit (after a $50 per visit co-pay is made), for a season maximum of $500 per person. Appointments must be made through the HBPA office and the proper forms completed before payment will be made. All payments must also be approved by the Benevolence Committee.
The Foundation will reimburse you 80% of the cost for an eye examination, glasses or contact lenses up to a maximum of $100. After completion of the required forms and presentation of your receipt to the HBPA you will be reimbursed.
We recommend that prescriptions be filled at Wal-Mart. You will be reimbursed for payments over $10 when you present a receipt to the HBPA office. There is a maximum reimbursement of $50.