Boyd Gaming Properties Donate Nearly $100,000 During ‘Trees of Hope’

Boyd Gaming properties across the country helped spread holiday cheer this December, awarding nearly $100,000 to dozens of nonprofit organizations across the nation that participated in the Company’s annual ‘Trees of Hope’ tree-decorating competition.

Over the last 10 years, Trees of Hope has become a tradition benefitting nonprofit organizations throughout the United States, awarding nearly $500,000 since the competition began. A total of 14 Boyd Gaming properties in four states participated in last year’s competition, providing charities with much-needed funding and invaluable exposure for their missions as customers voted for their favorite charity’s tree.

New to Trees of Hope this year was the addition of social media voting in Las Vegas and at Treasure Chest Casino in Kenner, La. In addition to voting in-person at participating properties, the public was invited to vote online for their favorite charity through Boyd Gaming’s Facebook page and Treasure Chest’s Facebook page. This allowed for a separate social media contest that awarded an additional prize pool to the top three performing charities in each market. In total, more than 200,000 votes were submitted on social media and at participating properties across the country.

Supporting the communities we call home is an essential part of Boyd Gaming’s culture. Trees of Hope continues to spread holiday cheer through the Company’s support of local charities that serve our communities and our families.

Congratulations to all the nonprofit organizations who participated. The standings by property are the following:



  1. Children’s Heart Foundation
  2. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas
  3. Horses 4 Heroes


  1. University of Hawai’i Alumni Association & Friends
  2. P.A.W.S. (Providing Animals With Support)
  3. American Red Cross


  1. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  2. FIRST Nevada
  3. Keep Memory Alive

Gold Coast

  1. Disabled American Veterans
  2. Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation
  3. Wagging Tails Rescue

The Orleans

  1. The Public Education Foundation
  2. Southern Nevada Beagle Rescue Foundation
  3. 9th Island Cultural Club of Las Vegas

Sam’s Town Las Vegas

  1. Make-A-Wish of Southern Nevada
  2. Desert Divas for Dogs
  3. Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas


  1. Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
  2. Pawtastic Friends
  3. Helping Hands of Vegas Valley


Kansas Star Casino Hotel Event Center (Mulvane, Kansas)

  1. Disabled American Veterans
  2. Alzheimer’s Association
  3. A Better Choice


Amelia Belle

  1. Chez Hope Family Violence Crisis Center
  2. Animal Advocates of St. Mary Parish
  3. United Way

Delta Downs

  1. Dreams Come True of Louisiana
  2. Sulphur FFA
  3. Buckaroo Wishes and Orange County Special Angels Rodeo (tie)

Evangeline Downs

  1. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  2. Opelousas General Health System - Paint the Town Pink
  3. Racing Employees Assistance Program (REAP)

Sam’s Town Shreveport

  1. Volunteers for Youth Justice
  2. The Gingerbread House
  3. Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana

Treasure Chest

  1. Gwangi S Family Services
  2. Share a Basket Foundation
  3. American Cancer Society, Relay for Life


Sam’s Town Tunica

  1. Healing Hearts Child Advocacy Center
  2. American Cancer Society
  3. Tunica Humane Society

Social Media

Las Vegas Social Media Competition

  1. P.A.W.S. (Providing Animals With Support)
  2. Pawtastic Friends
  3. Southern Nevada Beagle Rescue Foundation

Treasure Chest’s Social Media Competition

  1. Animal Rescue New Orleans
  2. Gwangi S Family Services
  3. Share a Basket Foundation

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