Boyd Gaming Announces Third Annual ‘Trees of Hope’ Results
More than $40,000 in prize money awarded to local nonprofit organizations

Thirty-three local nonprofit organizations that participated in Boyd Gaming’s third annual ‘Trees of Hope’ tree-decorating competition were recognized today in a celebratory check presentation ceremony at The Orleans Showroom. Charities that decorated trees at Aliante, California, Cannery, Gold Coast, The Orleans, Sam’s Town and Suncoast received prizes based on customer vote, with more than $40,000 awarded in total.

From Nov. 28 through Dec. 17, more than 167,000 votes were cast by Boyd Gaming customers at the seven participating properties in Las Vegas. Over 13,000 additional votes were cast in a separate social media contest online. Nonprofits were awarded a first-place prize of $2,000, second place of $1,500, third place of $1,000 and remaining charities each received $425 based on property votes. The social media contest awarded an additional prize pool to the top three performing charities valleywide with a $2,500 first-place prize, $1,500 second-place prize and $1,000 third-place prize.

Below details the results of the competition:

Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa

1.     Children’s Heart Foundation

2.     Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas

3.     Horses 4 Heroes

Honorary Mentions: Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Southern Nevada, Leaders in Training

California Hotel and Casino

1.     University of Hawai’i Alumni Association & Friends

2.     P.A.W.S. (Providing Animals With Support)

3.     American Red Cross

Honorary Mentions: Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada, St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation

Cannery Casino & Hotel

1.     The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

2.     FIRST Nevada

3.     Keep Memory Alive

Honorary Mentions: USO Las Vegas, Street Dogz

Gold Coast Hotel and Casino

1.     Disabled American Veterans

2.     Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation

3.     Wagging Tails Rescue

Honorary Mentions: Olive Crest


The Orleans Hotel and Casino

1.     The Public Education Foundation

2.     Southern Nevada Beagle Rescue Foundation

3.     9th Island Cultural Club of Las Vegas

Honorary Mentions: Nevada PEP

Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall

1.     Make-A-Wish of Southern Nevada

2.     Desert Divas for Dogs

3.     Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas

Honorary Mentions: Lutheran Social Services of Nevada, Adams Place

Suncoast Hotel and Casino

1.     Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada

2.     Pawtastic Friends

3.     Helping Hands of Vegas Valley

Honorary Mentions: Boys Scouts of America Las Vegas Area Council, Hero School Initiatives

Social Media Competition

1.     P.A.W.S. (Providing Animals With Support)

2.     Pawtastic Friends

3.     Southern Nevada Beagle Rescue Foundation

To learn more about Boyd Gaming’s commitment to its communities, visit: http://www.boydgaming.com/about-boyd-gaming/corporate-social-responsibility

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About Boyd Gaming
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 24 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

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