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DSCN0986 small(Maricopa, Ariz.- Feb. 1, 2016)- On Jan. 20, The Caesars Foundation, coordinated through the staff at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, presented a $10,000 check to American Cancer Society for Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino’s month-long initiative to raise awareness of preventative health and treatment of breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In addition, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino also donated $6,297 to the American Cancer Society from money raised through sponsorships, employee fundraisers and donations.

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino came in first place in competition amongst 40 other Caesars’ properties for their breast cancer awareness activities. Harrah’s Ak-Chin employees served nearly 1,000 combined community service hours for breast cancer awareness activities, with 58% of employees participating in at least one activity. This year’s breast cancer awareness activities included the Pink Pool Party, Battle of the Bras, pink casino tables, pink food dishes, and pink decorations throughout the casino.

“Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino is proud to be a part of the Caesars Entertainment team with the long-standing goal of giving back in the local community,” said Jane Stimmel, employee engagement manager and HERO chair. “Our entire staff was excited to join together in this effort and to present the Foundation’s donation to the American Cancer Society.”

About The Caesars Foundation

The Caesars Foundation is a private foundation funded by a percentage of operating income from Caesars Entertainment’s resorts.  The Foundation’s objective is to strengthen organizations and programs in the communities where our employees and their families live and work.  Nationally, the Caesars Foundation focuses on supporting the continued independence of health and wellness, and honoring older Americans.  The Caesars Foundation also provides gifts that support sustainability programs that work to meet current needs without compromising the future.  This includes projects and programs focused on reducing our carbon footprint, energy and water consumption and recycling.  On the local level, the Caesars Foundation supports civic programs vital to the success of each of our communities, including organizations involved with education, children and families, adults, the environment, health care and the arts.  For more information about the Caesars Foundation, please visit www.caesarsfoundation.com.

About Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino: 

Celebrating more than 20 years in Maricopa, Arizona, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino is Arizona’s first and only tribal casino to have an international management partner. Offering the largest selection of the latest reel and video slots in a range of denominations, Harrah’s Ak-Chin features slot machines, video poker, video Keno as well as popular statewide progressives and live-action poker and Black Jack.

Harrah’s Ak-Chin is the only casino in Arizona that allows guests, through its Total Rewards program, to unlock benefits and other prizes that can be used worldwide at the entire Caesars’ family of casinos. Harrah’s Ak-Chin also boasts the only Bingo hall in the Caesars organization, continuing the proud heritage of William F. Harrah, who opened his first Bingo hall in Reno in 1937.

Casino guests can also enjoy live entertainment in The Lounge and a variety of dining options including the Copper Cactus Grill, Agave’s Restaurant, The Range Steakhouse, The Buffet and Dunkin Donuts®.  Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino features 300 luxurious resort and tower guestrooms and an outdoor swimming pool with swim-up bar.

Harrah’s Ak-Chin has been named a Most Admired Company by Arizona Business Magazine and BestCompaniesAZ, and Phoenix Business Journal has named the property one of the “Best Places to Work in the Valley” four consecutive years.  Harrah’s Ak-Chin was also awarded a Volunteer Service Award from the Arizona Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism.

For more information, please visit www.harrahsakchin.com.

 

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