Southern Nevada Schools Receive $20,000 in Donations
During Annual Community Connections Recognition Dinner
Community Connections Program Now Exceeds $1 Million in Donation History
Community Connections, the philanthropic arm of American Casino & Entertainment Properties, LLC (ACEP), recognized the efforts of four Southern Nevada/Northwest Arizona teachers, as well as ACEP employee volunteers, who have worked to improve the educational outcomes for thousands of students in Southern Nevada and Northwest Arizona.
To honor those efforts at the four schools, ACEP’s Community Connections program donated $5,000 to each school. The combined $20,000 in donations will be administered through the Public Education Foundation for the welfare and benefit of students. No funds will be used for administrative purposes. Since its inception in 2005, Community Connections has donated more than $1 million dollars through financial gifts, in-kind donations and other services.
The four teachers and four ACEP employees were formally recognized at the annual Community Connections Recognition Dinner held Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Ron’s Steakhouse, inside Arizona Charlie’s Decatur.
For several years, each ACEP, LLC property, including the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower, Arizona Charlie’s Casinos, Boulder and Decatur, and the Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada has created a partnership with a specific school in their area. Employees at individual properties have worked throughout the year on a number of initiatives that include providing needed school supplies, backpacks, meals and special events.
Teachers honored at the dinner include:
Catie Vondrak, Coyote Canyon Elementary School, Bullhead City, Arizona.
Partner Property: Aquarius Casino Resort
Jessica Hanaki, Beckley Elementary School, Las Vegas, Nevada
Partner Property: Arizona Charlie’s Boulder
Miguel Chandia-Alarcon, E. W. Griffith Elementary School, Las Vegas, Nevada
Partner Property: Arizona Charlie’s Decatur
Morgan Hammers, Sunrise Acres Elementary School, Las Vegas, Nevada
Partner Property: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower
Each teacher received a certificate, flowers and dinner for two at Ron’s Steakhouse or the Vineyard Restaurant at the Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin. Also recognized at the event were the ACEP employees at each property who work continuously on community related events.
Additionally, an employee at each property was honored for their volunteer work to improve the community. Honorees include:
Angela Lydenberg, Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower
Kirk Zemanek, Aquarius Casino Resort
Debra Lewis, Arizona Charlie’s Boulder
Terry Ogens, Arizona Charlie’s Decatur
About American Casino & Entertainment Properties LLC
American Casino & Entertainment Properties LLC is a casino holding company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. We operate four gaming and entertainment properties in Clark County, Nevada, the Stratosphere Casino Hotel & Tower, which is located on the Las Vegas Strip, two off-Strip casinos, Arizona Charlie’s Decatur and Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, and the Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada. The Stratosphere is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Las Vegas, our two Arizona Charlie’s properties are well-known casinos in their respective marketplaces and the Aquarius has the largest number of hotel rooms in Laughlin. Our properties currently offer gaming, hotel, dining, entertainment, retail and other amenities.
For more information regarding American Casino & Entertainment Properties LLC, please visit our web site at www.acepllc.com.