Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tioga Downs Raises More Than $21,000 for United Way

Tioga Downs wrapped up its 2010 United Way campaign for Tioga County this past week and thanks to the gratitude of the employees, they were able to exceed their 2010 goal.

Tioga Downs’ employees donated in excess of $8,000 to the local community led by Tioga County Campaign Chairman for the United Way, Jason Settlemoir.

Tioga Downs as a company will also be matching the money donated by employees, and Jeff Gural, Chairman of American Racing and Entertainment is personally donating $5,000 for more than $21,000 going to the local United Way campaign in Tioga County.

“Tioga United Way is thankful and grateful to our neighbors at Tioga Downs," said Fred Trzcinski, Executive Director of the Tioga United Way. "They have proven over time to be excellent corporate citizens for Tioga County, and have really stepped up for the United Way. A special thanks from all of us at the Tioga County Untied Way to Jason Settlemoir for leading the way and Jeff Gural and the Tioga Downs employees for their generosity."

“We all are very proud of the things that our employees have been able to accomplish over the past years here at Tioga Downs," said Settlemoir. "Anytime these charities come calling on our employees everyone steps up and helps in anyway that they can, and we are happy that we were able to exceed our goal this year."

In addition to raising money for the United Way, Tioga Downs also hosts a promotion every Monday in November where guests bring in two canned food good items to donate to the local food bank and they receive $5 in free play for the gaming floor.