Troy Keeping, General Manager
WEST MEMPHIS, AR (July 24, 2007) – This morning, Southland Park Gaming & Racing President Barry J. Baldwin and Vice President and General Manager Troy Keeping delivered more than $276,332 in funds generated by greyhound racing to city and county officials.
A check in the amount of $105,058.40 was presented to West Memphis Mayor William Johnson. This check will be used by the Boys Clubs and Girls Clubs of West Memphis and by similar non-profit, charitable organizations providing youth services in the city. Baldwin and Keeping also presented Crittenden County Treasurer Larry Miller with a $105,058.40 check for deposit in the county general fund. Funds for these two checks were generated by uncashed winning tickets for the second half of the 2006 racing season at Southland Park Gaming & Racing.
The City of West Memphis received a check from Southland Park Gaming & Racing for $66,215.58 which is the city’s share of ‘odd-cents breakage’ from wagering at the track during the first half of the 2007 racing season.
Southland Park Gaming & Racing runs a total of 33 days designated as “Charity Days” each year for disbursement to community, charitable and other programs as dictated by the state legislation. Since 1990, Southland Park Gaming & Racing has contributed more than $18.71 million dollars to public agencies and private, non-profit organizations as a result of the pari-mutuel racing held at the racetrack and gaming center.
About Southland Park Gaming & Racing
Southland Park Gaming & Racing has long been a pivotal fixture of the West Memphis community, employing thousands over its long history. Over the years Southland has strongly supported the community with jobs, business stability and economic contributions and 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.southlandgreyhound.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, Arkansas and Latin America. To date, Delaware North Companies is one of only four operators of video gaming machines at racetrack locations in New York State. 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 world’s leading hospitality and food service providers. 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, TD Banknorth Garden, and American Park ‘n Swap. Delaware North is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues approaching $2 billion annually and 40,000 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.