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Twin River’s December Charitable Efforts Help Community

By January 23, 2017Rhode Island, Top News
The winners in the Holiday Charity Blackjack Tournament included Newport Mayor Harry Winthrop, who raised $2,500 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center; Paul DeRoche, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce and Twin River Advisory Committee, raised $1,500 for Crossroads Rhode Island; John Gregory, President of Northern RI Chamber of Commerce and Twin River Advisory Committee, raised $3,500 for Special Olympics of Rhode Island; House Representative Cale Keable raised $10,000 for WellOne Primary Medical and Dental Care; John Taylor Jr., Chairman, Twin River Worldwide Holdings; Michaela Johnson, The Rhode Show Host/WPRI, raised $7,500 for Potter League; and Brian Hunter, Hunter Insurance and Twin River Advisory Committee, raised $5,000 for the Town of Lincoln Holiday Food Basket Program.

Twin River Casino, in partnership with the Northern RI Chamber of Commerce, donated $6,000 to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank through the Chamber’s Annual Holiday Open House and Table Top Expo on December 1, 2016, hosted at Twin River Casino. More than 350 people attended and a portion of the event’s registration fees went to benefit the Community Food Bank. Twin River presented the RI Community Food Bank with a check for $2,500 and the Chamber donated $3,500, totaling $6,000. “We want to thank our Board of Directors, Twin River Casino, and the many Chamber members who attended our signature event in order to make this donation possible,” said John C. Gregory, President and CEO, Northern RI Chamber of Commerce.

On December 14, Twin River Casino held its fourth annual Holiday Charity Blackjack Tournament. Thirty-six players participated on behalf of their selected Rhode Island charities. The event donated $60,000 to local charities and all represented charities received a minimum donation of $1,000. Twin River Casino also donated $10,000 to the Lincoln Senior Center on December 21. “We are pleased to support one of the most instrumental facilities in the Blackstone Valley, which provides a wonderful experience for seniors in our community,” said Kim Ward, Director of Public and Community Affairs, Twin River Casino. The donation will help fund the $35,000 meal program. Over the past five years, Twin River has donated $50,000 to the Lincoln Senior Center.

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