Boyd Gaming Announces ‘Wreaths of Hope’ Winners



Boyd Gaming Announces ‘Wreaths of Hope’ Winners
$60,500 prize pool awarded to 35 local non-profit organizations;
88,000 customer votes cast


Boyd Gaming today awarded a prize pool of $60,500 to 35 Southern Nevada charities that participated in the Company’s sixth annual holiday competition, Wreaths of Hope, during a virtual award ceremony. Winners were selected based on more than 88,000 customer votes cast from Nov. 23 through Dec. 16, both online and at seven participating Boyd Gaming properties: Aliante, The Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast, Sam’s Town, Cannery and the California.


To allow for safe social distancing by participants, Boyd Gaming temporarily changed this annual event – voted Las Vegas’ “Best Charity Event” in the 2020 Best of Las Vegas awards – from “Trees of Hope” to “Wreaths of Hope.” Boyd Gaming also increased all cash prizes by a minimum of $500 to provide local non-profit organizations with additional assistance during these challenging times. The cash prize amounts included a first-place prize of $3,000, a second-place prize of $2,000, a third-place prize of $1,500, and a guaranteed minimum cash prize of $1,000 for all participants.

In the spirit of the season of giving, Boyd Gaming awarded a surprise cash prize of $500 to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, which received the most votes out of all the participants in the 2020 competition. An additional $500 surprise cash prize was also awarded to the Boy Scouts of America, which received the most social media votes out of all the participants this year.

The results for the 2020 Wreaths of Hope competition are as follows:

Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa

  1. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas
  2. Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation
  3. USO Nevada
Honorary Mentions: Chefs for Kids, FIRST Nevada

The Orleans Hotel and Casino

  1. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation
  2. HELP of Southern Nevada
  3. Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Southern Nevada
Honorary Mentions: HopeLink of Southern Nevada, Leaders in Training

Gold Coast Hotel and Casino

  1. Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation
  2. American Red Cross
  1. Goodwill of Southern Nevada
Honorary Mentions: LVMPD Law Enforcement Explorer Program, Habitat for Humanity

Suncoast Hotel and Casino

  1. SafeNest
  1. Opportunity Village
  1. St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation
Honorary Mentions: Boy Scouts of America, Communities in Schools

Cannery Casino Hotel

  1. Disabled American Veterans
  1. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation
  1. Make-A-Wish of Southern Nevada
Honorary Mentions: Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, Project 150

California Hotel and Casino

  1. Children’s Heart Foundation
  1. Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club
  1. The Shade Tree
Honorary Mentions: Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada, Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada

Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall

  1. St. Jude’s Ranch for Children
  1. Speedway Children’s Charities
  2. Nevada HAND
Honorary Mentions: Lutheran Social Services of Nevada, 9th Island Cultural Club of Las Vegas


Since reopening, all Boyd Gaming destinations have practiced “Boyd Clean,” a set of comprehensive protocols aimed at protecting the health and safety of its team members and guests. For additional information on the Boyd Clean initiative, visit


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About Boyd Gaming
Founded in 1975, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading geographically diversified operator of 28 gaming entertainment properties in 10 states. With one of the most experienced leadership teams in the casino industry, Boyd Gaming prides itself on offering its guests an outstanding entertainment experience, delivered with unwavering attention to customer service. For additional Company information and press releases, visit


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