Southland Casino Racing Helps Keep Kids Warm

Southland Casino Racing Helps Keep Kids Warm

The 32nd annual Tim’s Coats for Kids donation drive to collect coats for needy school children ran from October 16 thru November 22.   Over 31 years, the Tim’s Coats for Kids drive has distributed over 150,000 coats to those in need in the community. Viewers donate new and gently-used coats at News Channel 3 and at sponsor locations including Southland Casino Racing. Southland employees were also encouraged to make cash donations to a fund that Southland “matched” and was able to purchase 42 new coats for the drive.  In all, Southland employees and guests collected over 200 coats for the drive.
Southland Casino Racing Donates to Jackson-Wonder Elementary School in West Memphis

Southland Casino Racing Donates to Jackson-Wonder Elementary School in West Memphis

This year’s donation is double what it was last year to the Jackson-Wonder school. Southland Casino is Jackson-Wonder’s partner in the West Memphis, AR Partners in Education program. 
Southland Casino Racing donates $25,000 for local summer jobs program

Southland Casino Racing donates $25,000 for local summer jobs program

The Mayor Summer Jobs Youth Empowerment Initiative is a program with a long-term objective to provide summer employment and educational skills to 100 youths to help them become ambassadors and future leaders for the city of West Memphis.

West Memphis Mayor Marco McClendon’s program is designed as a six-week employment and educational campaign for youths in the city.

The mayor’s hope is that through this initiative, youths will learn a good work ethic and gain the necessary skills that will help them become more productive in the West Memphis community.

“We’re grooming the leaders of tomorrow today,” McClendon said. “We are going to keep them here and they are going to be our secret weapon to make West Memphis grow.”
Southland Casino Racing donates $5,220 to Delta STEM Education Center at Arkansas State University

Southland Casino Racing donates $5,220 to Delta STEM Education Center at Arkansas State University

On Thursday, May 30, Southland Casino Racing presented the Delta STEM Education Center at Arkansas State University with a check for $5,220 to support a coding professional development for ten teachers on June 6, 2019.  The professional development is designed for ten teachers grades 5-9 from Marion, West Memphis, and Earle Schools Districts.  This donation includes everything ten teachers would need to immediately implement the materials and curriculum into the classroom without purchasing extra material.
Southland Casino Racing Donates $5,000 to the DeltaARTS

Southland Casino Racing Donates $5,000 to the DeltaARTS

The Janine Earney Celebrity Carnival is DeltaARTS’ major fundraising event. Each year for three nights in early August, DeltaARTS airs a televised/web-streamed auction where local personalities come to life as various celebrities to raise funds for the DeltaARTS’s imaginative arts education programs.