On May 31, Michael Dubb, Co- Founder of the Beechwood Organization and President of the Belmont Child Care Association was honored for his contributions to Anna House at Belmont Racetrack, the first on-site child care center on a race track in the United States.
Presented with a marble plaque inscribed, “This is the House that Mike Built,” Mr. Dubb was commended for his long time support of Anna House and for his contributions to the racing community. A major financial contributor to Anna House, Mr. Dubb spearheaded development of the 7,500 square foot child care center which was completed in only seven weeks from the official groundbreaking. Designed to care for up to 80 children, Anna House will accommodate the large number of children whose parents work odd hours on the backstretch at Belmont and Aqueduct racetracks.
“We want to raise the bar high for other race tracks to follow suit,” says Dubb. “Every child deserves the benefit of safe, reliable child care. Winning my first stakes was a thrill but watching the kids enjoy Anna House is even more thrilling.”
Highly active in several professional, civic and community organizations, Mr. Dubb is a two time past President of the Long Island Builders Institute and was appointed by the New York State Senate to serve on the Real Estate Board for the State of New York.
The recipient of numerous honors and awards, Mr. Dubb was recently honored by the Family Service League for his support of affordable housing on Long Island and was named the American Cancer Society’s “Man of the Year” for 2002.
Mr. Dubb is the President of Long Island Homebuilders Care, a charitable foundation that provides construction projects and renovations for those in need on Long Island and Co-Founded the Children’s Medical Lifeline, a non profit group that brings children to the United States to receive life saving surgeries.