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PHILADELPHIA — May 15, 2015 — SugarHouse Casino General Manager Wendy Hamilton was recognized last night with the 2015 PAL Award from the Police Athletic League (PAL) of Philadelphia. Hamilton was honored at the 2015 PAL Award Dinner along with fellow recipients Michael A. Innocenzo, senior vice president and chief operating officer of PECO and Marc Rayfield, senior vice president and market manager of CBS Radio/Philadelphia. All three individuals were honored for their personal dedication to PAL’s mission of “Cops Helping Kids,” and their commitment to PAL through their respective corporations.
“I am delighted to accept this award on behalf of the team at SugarHouse Casino,” said Hamilton. “Programs that are good for Philadelphia are good for SugarHouse. We wholeheartedly support PAL’s mission of reducing crime, promoting character development and improving educational outcomes for our kids. My favorite part? The centers are run by Police Officers! I don’t even think we can quantify the good that comes from cops befriending kids. I was honored tonight, but the heroes are the tireless team of PAL staff, officers and volunteers who give so much of themselves to make PAL great.”
PAL is a productive and hard-working organization that provides educational, athletic and recreational programs to 15,000 young people in 18 centers across the City of Philadelphia. Funds raised in conjunction with the PAL Award Dinner make up nearly 40 percent of PAL’s annual budget. PAL programs are provided to Philly’s kids free of charge and are directly supervised by Philadelphia police officers.
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