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Wheeling Island Donates Hams to Area Charities

Wheeling Island Donates Hams for Christmas

Donations to benefit the United Way, Health Right, Soup Kitchen & Catholic Charities of Wheeling, WV

(Wheeling, WV – December 20, 2017) Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack is helping feed local families this holiday season with a charitable donation of 150 hams to the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley, Wheeling Health Right, the Soup Kitchen and Catholic Charities of West Virginia.
All organizations will provide hot meals for local families in and around Ohio County this week for the Christmas holiday. The United Way, Catholic Charities, the Soup Kitchen and Wheeling Health Right have received holiday food donations from Wheeling Island for many years now.
Each year, Wheeling Island purchases hams as a gift for each of their associates. To help others in need, some Wheeling Island associates chose to donate their ham. Additionally, Wheeling Island purchases hams for the sole purpose of donating the food to local charities during the holidays.
Kimberly Florence, President & General Manager, will be on-hand for the ham pick-up on Wednesday, December 20 and is proud to be a part of a team that is dedicated in giving back to the community “We are very fortunate that our company and our associates are committed to giving back to the local community we live in.” Florence said, “Providing this donation of food to wonderful organizations will help provide hundreds of hot, fresh meals to those in need this Christmas weekend."
Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack offers 20 table games, 9-table poker room, 1,100 slot machines, 151-room luxury hotel, live Greyhound racing, casual to fine dining, 1,000-seat showroom, meeting and banquet services and gift shop.
Wheeling Island recently won 7 first place “Best of Slots” awards in a 2016 poll in Strictly Slots and took home the top award of “Best Overall Casino”. Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack also won 2 first place “Best of Dining & Nightlife” awards in a 2017 poll in Casino Player’s Magazine, those awards included “Best Buffet” and “Best Overall Entertainment”. 
Wheeling Island welcomes more than 2 million visitors through its doors annually. Visitors enjoy the fast paced action 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
For information on Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack, call 877-WIN-HERE (877-946-4373), for hotel reservations call 877-WHEELING (877-943-3546) or log on to
Wheeling Island Gaming, Inc. owns and operates Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack, a premier gaming and entertainment complex located in Wheeling, West Virginia. It is the largest operation of Delaware North’s gaming & entertainment business, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delaware North.
Delaware North is one of the largest and most admired, privately-held hospitality companies in the world. Founded and owned by the Jacobs family for nearly 100 years, it is a global leader in hospitality and food service with operations in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurants and catering, parks, resorts, gaming and specialty retail industries. Its portfolio includes high-profile venues ranging from sports stadiums, entertainment complexes, national parks, restaurants, airports, and some of the top regional casinos in the country. The company also owns a selection of award-winning destination resorts, as well as a series of premium restaurants and catering services that are leaders in the industry. Delaware North has annual revenue exceeding $3 billion with 60,000 employee associates serving half a billion guests in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.