Chester, WV (December 29, 2014)- Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort teamed up with Ohio-based charity The Christmas Clothes Closet to collect hundreds of articles of clothing on Friday, December 26th.
Mountaineer’s “Swap & Win” event encouraged casino patrons to donate an article of clothing, new with the store tags attached, in exchange for a chance to swipe at the promotional kiosks to win up to $500 in free play.
The Christmas Clothes Closet out of Jewett, Ohio, is a charity owned and operated by Kelly Bozeman. Kelly and her family members started the charity to help out local families in need. What started as a small family project has grown into a full force charity that helps thousands of families in the tri-state area all year round.
Bozeman and family members were on hand on Friday to greet Mountaineer patrons and assist with the collection of the clothes. 334 articles of women’s, men’s and children’s clothing were donated, an amount that Bozeman said will “help a lot of families in need this year.”
The generosity of Mountaineer’s patrons comes as no surprise to General Manager Chris Kern. “The patrons of Mountaineer come in full force during our charitable promotions. Our area is one that is known for banding together in support of those who are in need,” stated Kern. “While the requirement of participation in our Swap and Win was one new article of clothing, many patrons brought in several or asked how and when they could donate more. The spirit of generosity flows through our people, both staff and patrons, and is yet another reason we are very proud to be a member of this community.”
For those wanting more information on The Christmas Clothes Closet, visit their Facebook page 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.