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Mountaineer Donates Supplies to Local Students

For Immediate Release

Mon, Oct 10, 2016


Ali Odom



Chester, WV—October 6, 2016- Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort, continuing its tradition of community partnership, recently donated 300 lunch packs filled with school supplies.

The lunch pack supplies included pencils, pens, markers, erasers, and notebooks.  This was the third time Mountaineer has donated supplies for the 2016 school season. MCRR first distributed the lunch packs to staff members who have children.  Due to overwhelming positive response from its team members, MCRR decided to go even further and gave away over 50 additional packs to the families of racing “backside” workers on the backside area of the racetrack. MCRR then finished their school supply outreach by donating 160 packs to the Salvation Army of Weirton.

“When students attend school, Mountaineer believes their priority and focus needs to be on their studies. Mountaineer also feels very strongly in giving back to our community. The initial idea was presented by a staff member. As soon as we heard the idea the management team instantly jumped in board. Many of our staff members have children, and Mountaineer understands the challenges they face when getting their children prepared to start a new year of school. Mountaineer continually seeks out ways to help families in our community and we also want to show appreciation to our team members for the outstanding work they do.” said General Manager Gregg Carano.


About Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort

Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort is located in Chester, WV. Mountaineer features slot machines, table games, live poker tables, a thoroughbred racetrack, an upscale hotel with amenities, spa, golf course, fine dining and entertainment, a theater and events center, and a convention center. Visit Mountaineer online at, follow on social media at,, or call 800-804-0468.


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