Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Demonstrated Unwavering Commitment to Pinal County: A Year of Continuous Efforts in Raising Awareness, Funds and Support throughout 2023
(MARICOPA, Ariz. – Jan. 26, 2024) – The HERO, SALUTE and SAVVY committees at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino continued to embrace the giving spirit throughout 2023 by offering several opportunities for employees to say thank you and give back to communities throughout Pinal County.
“Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino has built a commendable legacy of giving and community engagement,” says HERO Committee Chair Barbara Achten. “2023 was busy yet everyone still found time to volunteer throughout the community. I’m proud of our team and to work for an organization that places a huge priority on supporting others. I can’t wait to see how we top it in 2024.”
HERO is a team member-based volunteer program in which Harrah’s staff and their families make noteworthy and visible contributions to the community by donating their time, skills, expertise, and compassion to dozens of volunteer projects throughout the community.
SAVVY is a Business Impact Group (BIG) focused on the empowerment, support, and advancement of women within the company. The SAVVY BIG is for team members and their peer supporters who have common goals and are committed to Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino’s diversity and inclusion strategy.
The Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino SALUTE Business Impact Group (BIG) actively seeks to bring together team members who are Veterans and Veteran allies who embrace the core values of duty, honor, and selfless service. The purpose is to cultivate a diverse and inclusive culture through grassroots efforts in assisting Veterans in a variety of ways including fundraisers, donation drives and of course volunteer opportunities.
During 2023, the HERO committee and Business Impact Groups combined organized and/or participated in more than 55 events. Employees personally donated more than $10,000 and volunteered countless hours to support causes and organizations in need. Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino HERO committee donated $29,830 worth of in-kind certificates and $50,120 in cash.
Some of the organizations that were supported in 2023 but are not limited to:
- Against Abuse, Inc.
- Boys and Girls Club of the Sun Corridor – Casa Grande
- Casa Grande Roller Derby
- First Things First
- F.O.R. Maricopa
- Maricopa VFW -Veterans of Foreign Wars
- Saddleback Elementary School
- United Way of Pinal County
Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino also has redemption kiosks that enable guests to donate their change when cashing in a slot machine ticket. In 2023, guests donated more than $55,700 to highlighted charities Against Abuse, American Cancer Society -Men Wear Pink, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, F.O.R. Maricopa, Caesars Cares, Meals on Wheels and the United Way of Pinal County.
Individuals or organizations interested in submitting a request for support can do so by completing an application on the Caesars website at https://www.caesars.com/corporate-social-responsibility/social-programs/social-impact/regional-and-property-giving.”
About Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino:
For nearly 30 years in Maricopa, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino is Arizona’s first and only tribal casino to have an international management partner. Harrah’s Ak-Chin is the only casino in Arizona that allows guests, through its Caesars 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 one of the two Bingo halls within the Caesars portfolio, continuing the proud heritage of William F. Harrah, who opened his first Bingo hall in Reno in 1937.
In addition to Craps, Baccarat, sports betting, slot machines, video poker, video Keno, statewide progressives and blackjack, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino guests can also enjoy a variety of dining options, including the Copper Cactus Grill, Chop, Block & Brew, Oak & Fork, Agave’s Restaurant and Dunkin’®.
Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino features 529 luxurious resort and tower guestrooms, spa and fitness center, 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 Best Companies AZ, 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.
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