Turkey donation to benefit the Soup Kitchen of Greater Wheeling!

(Wheeling, WV – December 19, 2012)  Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack is helping feed local families this holiday season with a charitable donation of 50 frozen turkeys to the Soup Kitchen of Greater Wheeling.
The organization will be using the turkeys for holiday dinners in the coming week.
Wheeling Island purchased frozen turkeys as a gift for each of their associates. In the spirit of giving, some Wheeling Island associates chose to donate their turkey to the charitable organization in preparation of the holidays. 
”We’ve been providing donations like the turkeys, toys and cash for over 6 years now,” stated Jim Simms, President and General Manager at Wheeling Island. “The holidays are a perfect time to share with others. These toys and turkeys are our way of helping to provide local families and individuals with presents and good meals during the holidays,” continued Simms.
Wheeling Island also finished its Christmas Wish Toy and Food drive over the weekend to benefit the Salvation Army. Wheeling Island presented Major John Blevins with a large cash donation and several remaining bags of toys that will be distributed into the community this week. 
Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack offers 24 table games, 9-table poker room, over 1,600 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 9 first place “Best of Gaming” Awards by Casino Player Magazine’s July 2012 readers poll including Best Reel Slots for the 4th consecutive year.
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 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 and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Garden. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 55,000 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.



Kimberly Florence
Director of Marketing
Email: kflorence@dncinc.com
Phone: 304-231-1839
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