(Maricopa, Ariz.) – In 2013, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino made a big impact in the community through its HERO program. HERO is an employee-based volunteer program in which employees and their families make noteworthy, visible contributions to the community by lending their time, skills, expertise and caring to dozens of volunteer projects throughout the community.
Once again, HERO volunteers broke the property record for the amount of time and money donated in 2013. Harrah’s Ak-Chin volunteers surpassed their goal of 11,000 hours by contributing a total of 15,737 hours.
Harrah’s employees continue to donate their time and attention via participation in events throughout the year that benefit local non-profit organizations. In 2013, 29 departments at Harrah’s had more than 75% of its total employees participate in a HERO activity, up 10% from 2012.
The casino also provided monetary and in-kind donations amounting to more than $30,000 to organizations such as the Area Agency on Aging’s DOVES® Program, March of Dimes, American Cancer Society, The Melonhead Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Against Abuse, Phoenix Indian Center and many others.
For more information on Harrah’s Ak-Chin and their HERO Program visit www.harrahsakchin.com or call (480) 802-5000.
About Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino:
Celebrating 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 newly remodeled 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.