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LAS VEGAS—Boyd Gaming today awarded a prize pool of $45,000 to 35 southern Nevada charities that participated in the Company’s fifth annual ‘Trees of Hope’ tree-decorating competition at a celebratory check presentation ceremony held at Suncoast Showroom. Non-profit organizations that decorated trees at Aliante, Cannery, Eastside Cannery, Gold Coast, Main Street Station, Suncoast and The Orleans received prizes based on nearly 180,000 customer votes cast from Nov. 26 through Dec. 15.
This holiday season, Boyd Gaming awarded a first place prize of $2,000, second place prize of $1,500 and third place prize of $1,000 at each participating property based on customer votes. Honorary mentioned charities also received a $500 cash prize.
More than 14,000 additional votes were cast in a separate Trees of Hope social media contest online. The social media contest awarded a prize pool of $5,000 to the top three performing charities citywide with a $2,500 first place prize, $1,500 second place prize and $1,000 third place prize.
To celebrate Trees of Hope’s fifth anniversary in southern Nevada, Boyd Gaming awarded an additional surprise cash prize of $1,500 to a local charity that was chosen at random during the check presentation ceremony. The charity that won the surprise cash prize was Habitat for Humanity.
The results for the 2019 Trees of Hope competition are as follows:
Honorary Mentions: Green Our Planet, Spirit Therapies
Honorary Mentions: YMCA of Southern Nevada, Project 150
Honorary Mentions: LVMPD Law Enforcement Explorer Program, New Vista
Honorary Mentions: Blue Star Mothers of Henderson & Boulder City, Nevada HAND
Honorary Mentions: 9th Island Cultural Club of Las Vegas, Opportunity Village
Honorary Mentions: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation, HELP of Southern Nevada
Honorary Mentions: FIRST Nevada, Olive Crest
Social Media Contest
Surprise Cash Prize
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. The Company currently operates 1.77 million square feet of casino space, more than 38,000 gaming machines, 815 table games, more than 11,000 hotel rooms, and 320 food and beverage outlets. 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.