WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (Dec. 5, 2011) – The Arkansas Greyhound Kennel Association donated $30,000 to local charities Saturday, Nov. 5, at the second annual Paws for a Cause event, hosted by Southland Park Gaming and Racing.
Each year, The Arkansas Greyhound Kennel Association donates part of its purse money earned throughout the year. More than $60,000 has been raised and donated to area charities in the past two years alone. A six-race greyhound handicapping contest determined the donation made to each charity. Each charity was guaranteed a minimum of $1,000, with the handicapping winner receiving $10,000.
Participating charities in the handicapping contest and the donation awarded are listed first- through tenth-place below:
- Crittenden Regional Hospital Foundation: $10,000
- Delta Arts: $5,000
- Mid-South Greyhound Adoption Option: $3,500
- Mid-South Community College Foundation: $2,500
- Families in Transition: $2,000
- St. Michael Catholic School: $1,800
- March of Dimes: $1,600
- Boys & Girls Club of Crittenden County: $1,400
- Good Neighbor Love Center: $1,200
- Steudlein Learning Center: $1,000
Associated kennels include David Blair Kennel; Bussmann-Balakas, LLC; Charter Kennel, Inc.; Darren Henry Kennel; Edward E. Mullen Kennel; Gloria Dorsey Kennel; Jeff Lovely Kennel; Legg Kennel; Magic City Kennel; Mike Harris Kennel; Northshore Kennel; Plum Creek Kennel; Robert Thorne Kennel; Ryan Farms Kennel; Steve Sarras Kennel; T and T Kennel; and Team Greyhound Southland, LLC.
About Southland Park Gaming & Racing
Southland Park Gaming & Racing has been a major racing venue for more than 50 years and now also over 1,000 electronic games of skill, including video poker and blackjack, as well as an upscale buffet restaurant, sports bar, and 450-seat event center. Southland Park has long been a pivotal fixture of the West Memphis community, strongly supporting the community with jobs, business stability, and economic contributions. It has consistently won awards for its outstanding community service, including millions of dollars donated to neighborhood charities and educational institutions. Southland Park is owned and operated by Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment. www.southlandpark.com
About Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment
Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment is one of the most innovative gaming and racing operators in the country, specializing in racing venues with added amenities, including video gaming machines, poker rooms, full service restaurants, retail shops and lodging. The company oversees more than 5,500 video gaming machines across the country and operates at seven successful racing and gaming operations in New York, Arizona, Florida, West Virginia, and Arkansas. The company is owned by Delaware North Companies, a global leader in hospitality. www.delawarenorth.com