(Maricopa, Ariz., March 3, 2016) –Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, long-known for its corporate giving and community support, made a large impact to a variety of organizations in 2015 through its HERO program. HERO is an employee-based volunteer program in which Harrah’s staff 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 a single year. In 2015, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino volunteers surpassed their goal of 14,000 hours by contributing a total of 21,100 hours. Further, 89.7 percent of employees participated in a HERO activity, up from 84 percent of employees in 2014.
The casino also ranked number one in the Caesar’s Entertainment brand for its October Breast Cancer awareness activities, where employees served nearly 1,000 combined community service hours with 58% of employees participating in at least one activity. They also ranked second in the brand for their Code Green efforts during the month in April.
Some of the organizations supported this past year included Sun Lakes Lions Club-Camp Tatiyee, Recycling Association of Maricopa, Melonhead Foundation – Makahikki, American Cancer Society – Maricopa Relay for Life, Adopt-A-Highway, HHHOHP Stand Down for Veterans, United Way Golf Tournament, United Service Blood Drive, Area Agency on Aging –Dove’s, Earth Day, School Supply Drive FOR Maricopa and CASA Foster, Pat’s Run, F.O.R. Maricopa Food Drive, Melonhead Foundation Pancake Breakfast, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Movember, Christmas Angels and United Way of Pinal County.
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 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.