Initiative part of parent company Delaware North’s ‘Game Changer’ campaign at select U.S. gaming locations 
WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (December 15, 2020) – On Friday, December 11, Southland Casino Racing presented Hope House Ministries, a nonprofit organization that supports Crittenden County with emergency food, with a check for $41,075. Southland’s initial Game Changer campaign from September through November raised $41,075 for Hope House Ministries.
 
For guests of the gaming venue, it’s as easy as dropping off and gifting the change that’s left on a slot voucher or racing ticket at wishing wells, located throughout the casino floor.
 
The campaign is part of parent company Delaware North’s “Game Changer” initiative across its gaming properties in the United States, with the goal of making a positive change in those local communities. 
 
“We have a deep appreciation for the work that Hope House Ministries does to help our community,” said David Wolf, general manager and president of Southland Casino Racing. “And to take it a step further – it’s wonderful to know that we are a part of something even larger, as patrons of other gaming venues within our company’s U.S. portfolio are helping those in need within their respective communities.”
 
All proceeds of Delaware North’s Game Changer campaign are provided to local organizations focused on creating positive community impact within each participating location.
 
On December 1, Southland Casino Racing launched its next fundraising campaign to benefit Families in Transition (FIT), a nonprofit organization that supports Crittenden County by providing shelter, safety and support to victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, elder abuse, teen dating violence and surviving family members of homicide victims.
 
The Game Changer initiative is designed to function throughout the year, with multiple local charities benefitting at each location, including at Southland Casino Racing. Other Delaware North gaming locations set to participate at this time are Jumer’s Casino & Hotel (Rock Island, Ill.); Mardi Gras Casino & Resort (Nitro, W.Va.); and Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack (Wheeling, W.Va.).
 
About Hope House Ministries, Inc.
Hope House is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) food pantry located in West Memphis, Arkansas. The community organization helps citizens of Crittenden County with emergency food monthly. Clients need to show proof of residency in Crittenden County and have a photo ID.  More information is available at https://www.facebook.com/Hope-House-Ministries-101641001434361/.
About Southland Casino Racing
Southland Casino Racing has been a major racing venue for more than 60 years and now has over 2,000 slots plus live table games -- as well as the World Market Buffet, Bourbon St. Steakhouse and the Starting Gate Event Center. Southland has long been a pivotal fixture of the West Memphis community, strongly supporting the community with jobs, business stability, and economic contributions. It has consistently won awards for its outstanding community service, including millions of dollars donated to neighborhood charities and educational institutions. Southland is owned and operated by Delaware North, a global leader in hospitality. More information is available at www.southlandcasino.com.
 
About Delaware North
Delaware North is one of the largest privately held hospitality companies in the world. Founded in 1915 and owned by the Jacobs family for more than 100 years, Delaware North has global operations at high-profile places such as sports and entertainment venues, national and state parks, destination resorts and restaurants, airports, and regional casinos. Our 55,000 employee associates are dedicated to creating special experiences one guest at a time in serving more than a half-billion guests annually. Delaware North operates in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurant and catering, parks, resorts, gaming, and specialty retail industries and has annual revenue of more than $3 billion. Learn more about Delaware North, a global leader in hospitality and food service, at www.DelawareNorth.com.

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Photo Left to Right: Jeff Strang - Southland Casino Racing director of marketing, Kim Gibbs – Hope House executive director, Barbara Young - Hope House volunteer, Liz Coleman – Hope House volunteer, Kim Spencer - Hope House volunteer, Kathy Duncan – Hope House board member, David Wolf – Southland Casino Racing general manager and president, Roderick Sims - Hope House volunteer

 
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