Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Donates Portion of Third Annual 5K Poker Run Proceeds to Three Local Nonprofits

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(MARICOPA, Ariz. – June 1, 2017) – Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino ended its Third Annual 5K Poker Run on a high note by contributing a portion of the race’s proceeds to three deserving local nonprofits.  The casino donated $1,000 to the United Way of Pinal County; $1,000 to Girls on the Run – Maricopa County and Pinal County; and $1,000 to the Ocular Melanoma Foundation.

“We are so grateful to Harrah’s Ak-Chin casino and its generous contribution to our organization,” said Holly Abbe, program director, Ocular Melanoma Foundation. “This donation will be used to support patients and professionals alike and to help further our progress towards finding a cure for ocular melanoma.”

The 5K Poker Run was organized by Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino. Apart from the 5K run, it includes a poolside poker promotion and pool party with live entertainment, free food and drinks.

“Harrah’s is honored to be able to support these nonprofits and the wonderful work they do within our community,” said Michael Kintner, director of marketing and operations for Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino. “As always, these nonprofits leave Harrah’s in awe at the work that they do and contributing to their efforts helps us as a company give back to our community in a way that we wouldn’t otherwise be able to.”

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, Caesars Entertainment. 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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