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MOUNTAINEER CASINO’S POKER ROOM TEAMS UP WITH LOCAL CHARITY FOR TOY DRIVE
Chester, WV (November 18, 2014)- The River Poker Room of Mountaineer Casino held a toy drive on Saturday, November 8, 2014 and collected over 400 toys to benefit a local charity that helps families in need during the holidays.
2014 marked the 7th year of the “Thanks-giving Poker Tournament”, a poker tournament where Poker patrons receive 500 additional chips for every unwrapped toy they donate. Christine Stacy, the manager of the Poker room, was pleased to announce the success of the toy drive on Saturday, with Poker patrons donating over 400 toys for the tournament.
This year, Mountaineer Casino teamed up with The Christmas Clothes Closet, a charity based in Jewett, Ohio. The Christmas Closet is a self-funded organization ran by Kelly Bozeman. The charity started as a way to help local families in need with holiday items but has grown significantly over the years. This year, thousands of families are anticipated to attend their Christmas giveaway on December 17th at the Sally Buffalo Park Lodge in Cadiz, Ohio from 8am – 8pm. The Christmas giveaway includes toys, clothes, household items, decorations and more. There will also be a raffle of fully-trimmed Christmas trees that will be given away during the event.
“When the Poker room first opened, we wanted to give back to this community by donating toys to local children in need. The participation has been phenomenal over the years! We’ve had things as large as bikes and doll houses donated and have collected over 3,000 toys in our 7 years,” said Christine Stacy, manager of Mountaineer’s Poker Room. “Our poker team loves being a part of something so wonderful and we feel there is nothing greater than knowing we had a small part in making a child smile during the holidays.”
The Christmas Closet accepts donations year-round and is always looking for new community partners. To learn more about how you can help, visit The Christmas Closet on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ChristmasClothesCloset .
About Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort
Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort is located in Chester, WV. Mountaineer Casino features slot machines, table games, live poker tables, a thoroughbred racetrack, an upscale hotel with amenities, golf course, fine dining and entertainment, a theater and events center, and a convention center. Visit Mountaineer at www.MoreAtMountaineer.com or call 800-804-0468.