LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) announced that it awarded more than $130,000 to non-profit organizations across the country in "Trees of Hope," the Company's annual charitable tree-decorating competition.
A total of 125 non-profits participated in 2019, decorating trees at 17 Boyd Gaming properties in Nevada, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Winners were decided directly by Boyd Gaming customers, who were invited to vote for their favorite charities at participating properties.
Since launching Trees of Hope in 2007 at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel in Vinton, La., Boyd Gaming has steadily expanded the competition into additional markets across the nation, awarding more than $700,000 in total over the last 13 years.
"Giving back to the communities we call home is at the core of Boyd Gaming's culture and mission," said Marianne Johnson, Boyd Gaming's Vice Chair, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer. "Each year, Trees of Hope fulfills this commitment in a fun and meaningful way, supporting non-profit organizations across the nation in a memorable celebration of the holiday season."
First-place winners of the 2019 Trees of Hope competition, as selected by Boyd Gaming customers, were:
Aliante: Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation
Cannery: St. Jude's Ranch for Children
Eastside Cannery: Three Square Food Bank
Gold Coast: A Home 4 Spot Animal Rescue
Main Street Station: Cancer Warrior Inc.
Suncoast: U.S. VETS
The Orleans: Make-A-Wish of Southern Nevada
Kansas Star: Kansas Disabled American Veterans DAV Thrift Store
Amelia Belle Casino: Lafourche Animal Society
Delta Downs: Dreams Come True of Louisiana
Sam's Town Shreveport: Volunteers for Youth Justice
Treasure Chest: American Cancer Society
Sam's Town Tunica: American Cancer Society
Ameristar Kansas City: Winners to be announced Jan. 15
Ameristar St. Charles: Center for Hearing & Speech
Belterra Park: Green Beret Foundation
Valley Forge: Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter
To learn more about Boyd Gaming's commitment to its communities, visit: www.boydgaming.com/about-boyd-gaming/corporate-social-responsibility
About Boyd Gaming
Founded in 1975, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading geographically diversified operator of 29 gaming entertainment properties in 10 states. The Company currently operates 1.77 million square feet of casino space, more than 38,000 gaming machines, 815 table games, more than 11,000 hotel rooms, and 320 food and beverage outlets. With one of the most experienced leadership teams in the casino industry, Boyd Gaming prides itself on offering its guests an outstanding entertainment experience, delivered with unwavering attention to customer service. For additional Company information and press releases, visit www.boydgaming.com.
SOURCE Boyd Gaming Corporation