Boyd Gaming donating $25,000 to local charities through ‘Trees of Hope’

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Boyd Gaming donating $25,000 to local charities through ‘Trees of Hope’
Dozens of non-profits to compete in holiday decorating contest at The Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast, Sam’s Town and California

Bringing a Company holiday tradition to southern Nevada for the first time, Boyd Gaming today announced it will be awarding a total of $25,000 this December to local nonprofit organizations in Trees of Hope.

Originating eight years ago at Boyd Gaming’s Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel in Vinton, La., Trees of Hope is a nationwide tree-decorating competition benefiting nonprofit organizations in the communities served by Boyd Gaming. This December, Boyd Gaming properties across the nation will participate in the 2015 Trees of Hope, awarding tens of thousands of dollars to nonprofits across the country.

Southern Nevada will be Boyd Gaming’s single largest Trees of Hope competition, with more than two dozen charities decorating trees at the California, Gold Coast, Orleans, Sam’s Town and Suncoast.

From December 1 to 21, members of the public are invited to visit each participating property and vote for their favorites. Each Las Vegas Valley property will award a $5,000 prize pool to participating charities, including a first-place prize of $2,000.  Winners will be decided by public vote at each property, with an assist by special guest judge Bill Boyd, Executive Chairman of Boyd Gaming.

“Giving back to our communities is an important part of our Company’s culture,” Bill Boyd said. “We’re excited to bring this Company tradition to southern Nevada for the first time, and we hope the public will join us in enjoying these beautiful holiday displays – and supporting some great organizations – at our properties throughout the Las Vegas Valley.”

Confirmed participants in the 2015 Trees of Hope are:

California Hotel and Casino
(Second floor, on walkway to Main Street Station)
Alzheimer’s Association of Southern Nevada
DISCOVERY Children’s Museum
First Friday Foundation
Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club
Safe Nest

Gold Coast Hotel and Casino
(In front of the Cortez Room)
Goodwill of Southern Nevada
Hero School Initiatives
Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation
The Shade Tree
United Way of Southern Nevada

The Orleans Hotel and Casino
(South end of the Race & Sports book)
A Home 4 Spot
American Cancer Society
American Red Cross
The Center of Las Vegas
HELP of Southern Nevada
Opportunity Village

Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall
(Second floor, near the Bingo Room)
The Animal Foundation
Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada
St. Jude’s Ranch for Children
Speedway Children’s Charities
Three Square Food Bank

Suncoast Hotel and Casino
(Skywalk to the parking garage)
American Heart Association
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Cure 4 the Kids
Nevada Broadcasters Scholarship Foundation
Susan G. Komen Foundation of Southern Nevada

Voting opens at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1, and will remain open through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, December 21. Customers must have an active B Connected account to cast a vote. B Connected membership is completely free and available to persons 21 years of age or older. For more details, see the B Connected desk at participating properties.

Guests are encouraged to campaign for their favorite organizations on social media, using hashtag #TreesofHopeLV.

To learn more about Boyd Gaming’s commitment to its communities, visit:

About Boyd Gaming
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at

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Boyd Gaming donating $25,000 to local charities through ‘Trees of Hope’
Bringing a Company holiday tradition to southern Nevada for the first time, Boyd Gaming today announced it will be awarding a total of $25,000 this December to local nonprofit organizations in Trees of Hope

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