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Somerset Medical Center Kicks Off Fourth Annual National Anthem Contest

July 15, 2012
Winner to Sing at Far Hills Race Meeting On Oct. 20

Somerville, NJ (July 2, 2012) – As America celebrates the most patriotic week of the year, Somerset Medical Center is kicking off its fourth annual National Anthem Contest. The winner will sing Oct. 20 in front of a Super Bowl-sized crowd of 40,000 at the Far Hills Race Meeting, a steeplechase horse race which benefits Somerset Medical Center.

Entries must be submitted by Aug. 15. Selected contestants will compete before a panel of judges in September at Somerset Medical Center’s Steeplechase Cancer Center, which was named in honor of the Far Hills Race Meeting Association.

Last year, for the first time, a vocal trio – ICE from Tamaqua, Pennsylvania – sang the National Anthem prior to the event’s first race. Previous winners include Bill Tortoriello of Bridgewater and Marie Fosket of Basking Ridge.

This year marks the 92nd running of the Far Hills Race Meeting, the most nation’s most prestigious steeplechase horse racing event which attracts a premier field of horses from around the world. Since the 1950s, the Far Hills Race Meeting has raised more than $18 million for Somerset Medical Center.

To enter the National Anthem Contest, go to

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