Boyd Gaming Spreads Holiday Cheer with ‘Wreaths of Hope’
$60,000 prize pool to benefit 35 southern Nevada charities
Boyd Gaming is making the season of giving brighter with its sixth annual holiday competition, Wreaths of Hope. A total of 35 local charities will compete in one of Las Vegas’ favorite holiday traditions, as Boyd Gaming awards a prize pool of $60,000 to non-profit organizations across the Valley.
To allow for safe social distancing by participants, Boyd Gaming is temporarily changing this annual event from “Trees of Hope” to “Wreaths of Hope.” This year, local non-profit organizations will decorate wreaths in the spirit of their organization that will be displayed at seven Boyd Gaming destinations: Aliante, The Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast, Sam’s Town, Cannery and California.
Beginning Monday, Nov. 23 through Wednesday, Dec. 16, the public is invited to vote for their favorite charity’s decorated wreath at each participating property, or online via Boyd Gaming social media platforms. The seven Las Vegas properties will each award an $8,500 prize pool to participating charities. To provide local non-profit organizations with additional assistance during these difficult times, Boyd Gaming is increasing all cash prizes this year by $500, with a first-place prize of $3,000 and a guaranteed minimum cash prize of $1,000 for all participants. Winners will be decided by public vote at each destination. A B Connected player’s card account is required to vote on property.
Confirmed participants in the 2020 Wreaths of Hope competition include:
Located in front of the Medley Buffet
|· Chefs for Kids|
|· FIRST Nevada|
|· Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation|
|· Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas|
|· USO Las Vegas|
The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located near the Medley Buffet entrance
|· HELP of Southern Nevada|
|· HopeLink of Southern Nevada|
|· Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation|
|· Leaders in Training|
|· Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Southern Nevada|
Located on the casino floor, next to the Cornerstone entrance
|· American Red Cross|
|· Goodwill of Southern Nevada|
|· Habitat for Humanity|
|· LVMPD Law Enforcement Explorer Program|
|· Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation|
Located in the promotions area, adjacent to Race & Sports
|· Boy Scouts of America|
|· Communities in Schools|
|· Opportunity Village|
|· Safe Nest|
|· St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation|
Located at the front entrance next to the host office
|· Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada|
|· Cure 4 The Kids Foundation|
|· Disabled American Veterans|
|· Make-A-Wish of Southern Nevada|
|· Project 150|
Located at B Connected
|· Children’s Heart Foundation|
|· Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada|
|· Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada|
|· Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club|
|· The Shade Tree|
Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall
Located In front of Firelight Buffet, adjacent to Mystic Falls Park
|· Lutheran Social Services of Nevada|
|· Nevada HAND|
|· Speedway Children’s Charities|
|· St. Jude’s Ranch for Children|
|· Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada|
While people of all ages are welcome to view the Wreaths of Hope displays, guests must be 21 or older to cast a vote. Additionally, guests must have an active B Connected card account to cast a vote on property. Membership is free and available at the Player’s Club. Voting opens at 6 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, and will remain open through 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16. Swipe at any kiosk daily at participating destinations to cast your vote. Voting is limited to one vote per account, per property, per day during the contest.
The public is invited to follow the event and support their favorite charity on social media using the hashtag #WreathsofHopeLV.
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 www.boydgaming.com/boyd-clean.
To learn more about Boyd Gaming’s commitment to its communities, visit www.boydgaming.com/about-boyd-gaming/corporate-social-responsibility
About Boyd Gaming
Founded in 1975, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading geographically diversified operator of 29 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 www.boydgaming.com.