Due to the tremendous generosity of Aquarius Casino Resort guests, team members and ace | PLAYTM card members, the 7th Annual ‘Feed a Family’ program set a record this year by providing delicious meals to 2,000 local families, resulting in 8,000 individuals fed this holiday season. The charitable “Feed A Family” initiative, combined ace | PLAYTM points contributed by card members with cash and credit contributions to provide families in need with meals for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
For every 12,000 ace | PLAYTM points contributed, Aquarius purchased a box of holiday food items large enough for a family of four, including: a 7 pound ham or a 12 pound turkey, potatoes, gravy, vegetables, rolls, cranberry sauce, stuffing, pie and whipped cream, which was then donated to local food banks, pantries and distributed to families.
“Food for Families would like to say thank you very much for all that you do to help us out during the holiday seasons,” said Sheria Liles, Food for Families Director. “The dinners that we received from you make it possible for us to help the community and the surrounding areas. We would not be able to complete this without your help.”
The Christmas Tree Silent Auction, another part of the ‘Feed a Family’ program, helped to raise $12,500 and feed 2,500 people by auctioning off 11 fully decorated Christmas trees. The winter frost themed tree was donated to the Sunridge Village Assisted Living, and the peppermint twist themed tree was donated to a local family. Additional purchased trees were donated back to the community.
“Helping out others in need is what the holidays are all about,” said Sean Hammond, Aquarius Casino Resort General Manager. “We’re overjoyed that Aquarius’ ‘Feed A Family’ program had another highly-successful year and we can do our part in spreading holiday cheer to families in our community who need it most.”
“Thank you to the ace | PLAYTM members who contributed so generously to the Aquarius ‘Feed a Family’ program,” said Melanie Windecker, administrator for Cornerstone Mission. “Because of your kindness, meals were served on Thanksgiving and on Christmas from our Soup Kitchen, along with families in need also receiving food boxes for Thanksgiving and Christmas. You have made a difference in this beautiful holiday season for hundreds of people who needed something special and to know someone cares.”
The Aquarius was able to help families in the tri-state community by working with these organizations: Colorado River Food Bank, Laughlin, NV; Food For Families, Bullhead City, AZ; Caring Hearts Food Ministry, Inc., Bullhead City, AZ; Kingman Food Bank, Kingman, AZ; Cornerstone
Mission, Kingman, AZ; Havasu Community Health Foundation, Lake Havasu City, AZ; Women’s Club of Needles, Needles, CA; Nana’s Pantry, Kingman, AZ; and United Methodist, Fort Mohave, AZ.
More information about Aquarius Casino Resort and reservations are available by visiting www.aquariuscasinoresort.com or calling 702.298.5111.
PHOTO CAPTION: Aquarius Casino Resort team members pack up food donation boxes to provide 2,000 families in need with Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner as part of Aquarius’ seventh annual “Feed A Family” program.
About Aquarius Casino Resort:
Aquarius Casino Resort is the largest 24-hour gaming resort in Laughlin providing 1,906 rooms and suites and a 57,000-square-foot casino offering over 1,200 state-of-the-art slot machines, the widest variety of favorite table games, and an all new non-smoking race and sportsbook. The Aquarius Casino Resort offers multiple amenities including restaurants to serve every taste from fine dining to casual dining. For more information, please call (800) 662-5825 or (702) 298-5111. For further information visit www.AquariusCasinoResort.com and check out the special offers and packages section.
About Golden Entertainment, Inc.
Golden Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates casinos, taverns and a distributed gaming route division. Golden Casino Group owns seven properties in Southern Nevada, including Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower in Las Vegas, Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, and Rocky Gap Casino in Maryland. PT’s Entertainment Group is Nevada’s largest tavern operator with more than 60 taverns, including PT’s Pub, PT’s Gold, PT’s Ranch, PT’s Brewing Company, Sean Patrick’s, Sierra Gold and SG Bar. Golden Route Operations, one of the largest distributed gaming operations in the nation, operates more than 10,500 gaming devices in more than 1,000 locations across Nevada and Montana. The company as a whole operates more than 16,200 gaming devices, 114 table games, 5,168 hotel rooms, and provides jobs for approximately 7,000 employees. More information is available on the company’s website: www.goldenent.com.
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