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SUGARHOUSE HONORED AS TOP CORPORATE CHARITABLE GIVER

 

Philly’s Casino Ranked No. 22 on Philadelphia Business Journal List

PHILADELPHIA — April 25, 2013 — SugarHouse Casino was honored today as a Philadelphia top-25 corporate charitable giver at the Corporate Philanthropy Summit, hosted by the Philadelphia Business Journal.

SugarHouse was ranked number 22 on the list of donors for its contributions of more than $1 million to local organizations and nonprofits in 2011, including the Penn Treaty Special Services District (SSD), a 501(c)(3) community-based organization that works to protect and enhance the quality of life for residents of the immediate casino neighborhoods, including Fishtown, South Kensington, Old Richmond and Northern Liberties.

Since opening in September 2010, SugarHouse has provided more than $1.5 million to the SSD. It has also supported numerous Philadelphia events and traditions including the New Year’s Day Mummers Parade and the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, as well as more than 50 additional organizations and initiatives to date.

“What’s good for the city of Philadelphia and its residents is good for SugarHouse,” Wendy Hamilton, general manager of SugarHouse Casino said. “We’re honored to be recognized by the Business Journal for our efforts to support this great city.”

The Philadelphia Business Journal’s top corporate givers list will be published in tomorrow’s edition of the newspaper. It will also be printed in the 2014 Book of Lists. For more information, please visit www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia.

ABOUT SUGARHOUSE CASINO

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, and for two consecutive years has been voted a “Top Workplace” in The Philadelphia Inquirer and a “Best Place to Work” in the Philadelphia Business Journal. For more information, visit www.sugarhousecasino.com.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Leigh Whitaker

SugarHouse Casino

215-300-9413 (mobile)

lwhitaker@sugarhousecasino.com

Allie Artur

For SugarHouse Casino

267-932-8760, ext. 304

allie@hornercom.com