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RIVERS CASINO CLEANS UP SHORELINES TO PREPARE FOR 2014 REGATTA

Team Members Partner with Local Organizations for the Tireless Project 

PITTSBURGHJune 25, 2014 – On Thursday, June 26, Rivers Casino Team Members will donate their time and effort to help clean the Pittsburgh shorelines in preparation for the 2014 Three Rivers Regatta. The team will assist Friends of the Riverfront and Allegheny CleanWays in its Tireless Project, a regional movement to clean and beautify local waterways.

Rivers Casino Team Members will be working to remove invasive species and debris from the Three Rivers Heritage Trail and Ohio riverfront in preparation for the city’s annual Regatta that begins on July 2. The Three Rivers Regatta, now in its 37th year, is the largest inland regatta in the United States.

“Rivers Casino’s Team Members play an integral part in helping to keep the shorelines clean,” said Myrna Newman, executive director, Allegheny CleanWays. “It’s a great way to support our efforts in preparation for the Three Rivers Regatta and we are extremely appreciative of their time and talents.”

The Tireless Project is a collaborative endeavor of several local organizations committed to stewardship of the rivers and streams of AlleghenyCounty, including Friends of the Riverfront and Allegheny CleanWays. Since the project’s beginning, almost 3,000 volunteers have removed more than 203 tons of debris, including 2,514 tires and 16,620 pounds of metal and other recyclables from the rivers’ shores.

“As one of many riverfront destinations on the NorthShore, it is important to the Rivers team that we contribute our time and talents to keep the rivers beautiful,” said Craig Clark, general manager of Rivers Casino. “We enjoy our riverfront year-round and want visitors to the Regatta to be able to have the same experience.”

The cleanup is a part of Rivers Casino’s yearlong community service outreach program. Each month, Team Members assist in a service project that benefits the Pittsburgh community. If your organization is interested in partnering with the Community Champions, please contact Rahmon Hart, Director of Community Relations for Rivers Casino at rhart@theriverscasino.com.

 

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 ABOUT RIVERS CASINO

Opened in 2009, Rivers Casino has been named “Best Overall Gaming Resort” in Pennsylvania by Casino Player magazine, “Best Overall Casino” in Pennsylvania by Strictly Slots magazine and “Best Casino” by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The casino features more than 2,900 slots, 83 table games, a 30-table poker room, nine distinctive restaurants and bars, a riverside amphitheater, a multi-purpose event space, live music performances, free parking and multiple promotions and giveaways daily. Already, more than $380 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit www.riverscasino.com.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Emily Watts

For Rivers Casino

267-932-8760 x 308

emily@hornercom.com