Each company-owned gaming facility with a greyhound or thoroughbred track will participate in a weeklong fundraiser to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure
BUFFALO, N.Y. (Oct. 22, 2012) – Motivated by the success of Southland Park Gaming & Racing’s Kennel Association’s 2011 Susan G. Komen for the Cure event, the Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment Racing Committee extended its breast-cancer awareness fundraising effort to include each company-owned-and-operated track.
The effort, Run for the Cure, will span Oct. 22 to 28.
During the weeklong effort, greyhounds starting in the No. 1 post position at Daytona Beach Kennel Club & Poker Room, Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack, and Southland Park Gaming & Racing will each wear a pink racing blanket. The jockey on the No. 1-slotted thoroughbred at Finger Lakes Casino & Racetrack will don a pink ribbon. If the clad-in-pink greyhound or thoroughbred finishes in first, second, or third place during any of the week’s races, the respective venue will make a donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the global breast-cancer awareness foundation.
“In 2011, the Southland Park Gaming & Racing Kennel Association was able to raise $5,000 after just one week’s worth of races by having the No. 1 greyhound wear a pink blanket,” said Fred Guzman, chairman of the Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment Racing Committee. “We are certainly excited at the opportunity to multiply our efforts from a year ago. Adding our additional venues should only help.”
About Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment
Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment is one of the most innovative gaming and racing operators in the country, owning and/or operating several successful regional destination casinos and specializing in racing venues with added amenities such as table games, video gaming machines, poker rooms, full-service restaurants, retail shops and lodging. The company operates gaming and hospitality services at locations in New York, Illinois, Florida, Arizona, West Virginia, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. The company is owned by Delaware North Companies, a global leader in hospitality and one of the largest privately held companies in the world. www.DelawareNorth.com.
About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the largest and most admired privately held hospitality companies in the world. Founded and owned by the Jacobs family for nearly 100 years, it is a global leader in hospitality and food service. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Garden. Delaware North Companies has revenue exceeding $2.6 billion annually and 55,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.