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Wheeling ISLAND donates more than $30,000 to area charities
Donations to benefit the United Way, Salvation Army & many more

(Wheeling, WV – November 30, 2017) After a yearlong fundraising drive, the Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack WISH program is giving back to the community this season with a charitable donation of more than $30,000 to area charities.
The Wheeling Island Sharing Hope (WISH) is an initiative that was started nearly 10 years ago to help give back to the community.  Each year, The WISH committee selects 10 area charities to benefit from the donation box at the casino floor entrance and from associate donations every Friday on Jeans & T-shirt day.
The charities to benefit from this donation are Wheeling Health Right, Easter Seals, Crittenton Services, Autism Society, Helping Heroes, Madison Elementary, United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley, Make a Wish Foundation, West Virginia Breast Health Initiative and the Salvation Army.
Kimberly Florence, President & General Manager, will be on-hand for the check presentations on Thursday, November 30 and is honored to be part of a team of associates and visiting guest that care a lot about giving back to the community. “We are very fortunate that our company, associates and our guests show value in giving back to the local community” Florence said, “These charitable donations are going to wonderful organizations that will help make the holiday season a bit brighter for those in need and continue to fund the important services they offer in our community.”
The property will continue in full holiday spirit as they launch their “12 Days of Christmas Toy Drive” on December 1st, with all proceeds going to the Salvation Army.
Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack offers 24 table games, 9-table poker room, 1,400 slot machines, 151-room luxury hotel, live Greyhound racing, four restaurants, 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.