Southland Park Gaming & Racing on Aug. 31 presented a check for $3,549.01 to Partners in Education and Wonder Elementary School in West Memphis, Ark.

The donation is from Southland Park associates who participated in “jeans days” in the month of July to raise money for local charities as a part of the venue’s “We Care” initiative. Each Friday throughout the year, Southland Park associates are encouraged to donate $5 to that month’s charity for an opportunity to wear jeans.

“I could not be more proud of our associates’ participation in the ‘We Care’ program,” said David Wolf, president and general manager of the Delaware North-owned-and-operated gaming venue in West Memphis. “This initiative supports the true nature of giving throughout the entire Delaware North family, and we are honored to be able to help start some local children on the right foot as they head into a new school year.”

Partners in Education programs exist across the country and are designed to connect students, teachers and administrators with business, government, volunteer and civic leaders to enrich and expand the educational opportunities for students, while fostering a deeper understanding of the school system within the community.

PHOTO CAPTION: Jim Wilson, director of gaming at Southland Park Gaming & Racing, presents Wonder Elementary School Principal Leeman Brown with a donation.
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