SUGARHOUSE CASINO MAKES $500,000 CONTRIBUTION TO
PENN TREATY SPECIAL SERVICES DISTRICT
Philly’s Casino Continues Commitment to Community Organization
PHILADELPHIA—Oct. 10, 2012— SugarHouse Casino is pleased to announce that earlier this week, the casino made its annual contribution to the Penn Treaty Special Services District (SSD), as part of its ongoing commitment to giving back to the community.
The SSD, incorporated in 2009, is a 501(c)(3) community-based organization that works to protect and enhance the quality of life for residents of the immediate neighborhoods surrounding the casino, including Fishtown, South Kensington, Old Richmond and Northern Liberties, by sponsoring activities, making physical improvements, and providing financial support to other community organizations
This contribution is the third $500,000 post-opening payment that SugarHouse has made to the SSD. Including a pre-opening payment of $175,000, SugarHouse has contributed more than $1.6 million to the SSD since breaking ground in 2009.
Allocation of the funds is determined exclusively by the SSD through a grant request form and a review process. Beneficiaries thus far have included Friends of Fishtown Library, Towey Playground and the Portside Arts Center. As of July 2012, more than $975,000 in grants and sponsorships have been awarded to more than 50 organizations and events.
“SugarHouse is deeply committed to supporting our neighborhood, and we love being part of this great Philly community,” Wendy Hamilton, general manager of SugarHouse Casino said. “Over the last few years, it has been truly rewarding to see programs funded by the SSD come to life in our neighborhood.”
In addition to funding the SSD, SugarHouse’s community support spans the Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service and Education Center; Shalom, Inc.; Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Philadelphia; the American Red Cross; the Philadelphia Mummers; and more.
The casino has sponsored some of the city’s most notable traditions and events, including the New Year’s Eve fireworks display and the annual Philadelphia Flower Show.
As a special thank you, SugarHouse will host its neighbors from Fishtown, Kensington, Port Richmond, Bridesburg and Northern Liberties at The Refinery restaurant tomorrow night for a Neighborhood Appreciation Party.
For more information on the Penn Treaty Special Services District, visit www.penntreatyssd.com.
ABOUT SUGARHOUSE CASINO
SugarHouse Casino was named one of 2011’s “Best Places to Work” by the Philadelphia Business Journal and one of 2012’s “Top Workplaces” by the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News. SugarHouse, which opened in September 2010 as Philadelphia’s first casino, features 1,602 slots, up to 54 table games, fun and unique dining options, riverfront views and free on-site parking. The casino employs approximately 1,000 people. For more information, visit www.sugarhousecasino.com.
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