ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico charities and food banks will share a $2 million donation from the Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino and the Stanley E. Fulton Family Foundation, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced this week.
The gift is intended to assist New Mexicans in those areas hit hardest by the coronavirus crisis.
“In times like these, it is important that we all come together as New Mexicans to help those that are most vulnerable,” said Rick Baugh, general manager of Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino.
Mike Fulton, son of the late racetrack founder Stanley Fulton, said his father would be pleased to know that “the foundation he established is following his lead in giving back to this great state.”
Lujan Grisham said she was “immensely grateful every single day when I hear stories of generosity and compassion from all across the state as we grapple with this pandemic.”