WHEELING, W.Va. (September 3, 2008) —Members of The Wheeling Island Casino Foundation executive committee presented Principal Nikki Kacmarik and her students with 40 backpacks and hundreds of school supplies on Wednesday, August 26, 2008.
Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack employees donated all of the school supplies and The Wheeling Island Casino Foundation donated the 40 backpacks. The school supplies were raised at Wheeling Island during their “Back to School” fundraiser in August.
Four years ago, Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack began its annual school supplies donation as part the company’s Partners In Education relationship with Madison School.
“We are so proud of our employees generosity and commitment to helping the children in our community. It is our hope that these school supplies and backpacks provide Madison School children with the tools they need for another successful school year,” states Kim Florence, Director of Marketing at Wheeling Island.
Among the school supplies donated were pocket folders, crayons, pens, pencils, colored pencils, filler notebook paper, notebooks, highlighters, scissors, glue, rulers, dictionaries, pencil boxes and facial tissue.
The school supplies will be distributed to students with immediate needs first. The remaining supplies will replenish those supplies used by the students throughout the school year.
Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack offers 43 table games, 20-table poker room, over 2,000 slot machines, 151-room luxury hotel, the #1 Greyhound Track in the USA (based on purses paid), six restaurants, 550-seat showroom, meeting and banquet services, gift shop and fitness center.
For more information on Wheeling Island, visit online at www.wheelingisland.com.
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 Companies Gaming & Entertainment, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, Inc.
Delaware North Companies is one of the world’s leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International, TD Banknorth Garden, and American Park ‘n Swap. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States approaching $2 billion in annual revenue and 40,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.