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Delaware North Co-CEO Lou Jacobs visits Southland Park Gaming & Racing and nearby donation beneficiaries

Delaware North Co-CEO Lou Jacobs last weekend visited the company-owned-and-operated Southland Park Gaming & Racing in West Memphis, Ark. — and checked in on a few of Delaware North’s nearby philanthropic endeavors.

Jacobs, along with members of his family, was invited by Susan Ward-Jones, CEO of the East Arkansas Family Health Center network, and Debra West, chancellor of Arkansas State University (ASU) Mid-South.

Jacobs and his family first visited East Arkansas Family Health Center, which recently opened the Southland Community Room, a new patient education site where medical staff can teach patients healthy cooking strategies and techniques. The room was made possible through a donation from Delaware North, via Southland Park Gaming & Racing. Ward-Jones is a member of Southland Park’s board of directors, and the gaming facility is a platinum-level donor to the Health Center.

Southland Park also recently made its sixth of 10 annual donations in support of its $1 million pledge toward the Jeremy M. Jacobs Hospitality Program at ASU Mid-South. The group visited the hospitality program’s new simulated hotel room, designed to give students hands-on experience in housekeeping roles. Delaware North and Southland Park have donated more than $1.2 million to the college since 2006, including a $250,000 commitment to Greyhound athletic efforts and a substantial contribution to ASU Mid-South’s Emergency Medical Technician Program.

PHOTO CAPTION: Delaware North Co-CEO Lou Jacobs (center) visits the Jeremy Jacobs Hospitality Center with his son, Louie Jacobs (far left), along with family members (from left) Ali Root, Andrew Holten, Charlie Reichenbach, Brit Holten Boyd and Mimi Reichenbach.