Delaware North’s Southland Casino Racing in West Memphis, Ark., this week presented a check for $47,051 to The Children’s Advocacy Center of Eastern Arkansas (CACEA), a non-profit organization that provides a place for children to be interviewed and receive supportive services after a report of child abuse has been made.
The donation is part of Delaware North’s ongoing “Game Changer” initiative across its gaming properties in the United States, with the goal of making a positive change in local communities where the gaming venues operate.
“We have a deep appreciation for the work that the CACEA does to help children in our community,” said David Wolf, general manager and president of Southland Casino Racing. “And to take it a step further – it’s wonderful to know that we are a part of something even larger, as patrons of other gaming venues within our company’s U.S. portfolio are helping those in need within their respective communities.”
For guests of the gaming venue, it’s as easy as dropping off and gifting the change that’s left on a slot voucher or racing ticket at wishing wells located throughout the casino floor.
The CACEA works with law enforcement and social services to talk with children in their safe and child friendly location. They provide advocacy services, forensic interviews, medical examinations and therapy services. All services provided by the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Eastern Arkansas are provided at no cost to child victims of abuse or their families.
“This donation will allow our center to expand programs and services to abused children in our community,” said Lori Wilson, executive director of CACEA.
All proceeds of Delaware North’s Game Changer campaign are provided to local organizations focused on creating positive community impact within each participating location. To date the Game Changer program at Southland has raised over $142,000 for the local community.
PHOTO CAPTION: David Wolf (right), Delaware North’s president and general manager of Southland Casino Racing, and Neki Catron (left), community engagement manager for Southland, present a donation check to Lori Wilson (center), representing the Children’s Advocacy Center of Eastern Arkansas.