06.14.2018
Jake’s 58 Hotel & Casino participated in the grand opening of the First Responders Memorial Recreation Field baseball complex earlier this month in Islandia, N.Y., on Long Island, celebrating the completion of a project made possible through a significant donation from Delaware North.

Chuck Kilroy, general manager of Jake’s 58, joined Islandia Mayor Allan Dorman and local firefighters, police officers, war veterans and other elected officials in unveiling and dedicating a memorial honoring local responders who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Mayor Dorman then threw out a ceremonial first pitch, and several members of Kilroy’s team were on hand.

In addition to a state-of-the-art ball field, concession stand and memorial, the complex also includes a walking path with exercise stations. Delaware North contributed $1.5 million toward the $2.5 million project as the operator of Jake’s 58 (and owner of the hotel).

“It is truly an honor to dedicate this park in the memory of our brave first responders,” Dorman said. “I foresee the park becoming the focal point of our village, where we will be able to come together as a community and enjoy an enhanced quality of life that living in a village provides.”

The company’s contribution was part of an agreement with the village that is also allowing a reduction in property taxes.

“This project says a lot about Delaware North’s strong commitment to the communities where we operate, and Jake’s 58 is proud to be a part of the Village of Islandia and represented at the new ball field,” Kilroy said.

PHOTO CAPTION: From left to right, Jake’s 58 Hotel & Casino General Manger Chuck Kilroy is joined by Daniel Freid, senior director of operations, and Leonardo Pasquarelli, senior director of marketing, to
show off the casino’s sponsorship signage below the scoreboard at the Village of Islandia’s new ball
field complex.
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