Boyd Gaming Donates More Than $125,000 During ‘Trees of Hope’

Boyd Gaming destinations throughout the country helped make the holiday season brighter, awarding more than $125,000 to more than 100 nonprofit organizations nationwide that participated in the Company’s annual “Trees of Hope” tree-decorating competition.

Started more than a decade ago at Boyd Gaming’s Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel in Vinton, La., Trees of Hope is a nationwide tree-decorating competition, benefitting nonprofit organizations in communities served by the Company. A total of 16 Boyd Gaming destinations in six states participated in the 2018 competition, including Boyd Gaming’s newly acquired properties Ameristar Kansas City in Missouri and Valley Forge Casino Resort in Pennsylvania. Each participating destination was proud to help provide charities with much-needed funding and invaluable exposure for their missions, as hundreds of thousands of votes were cast by Boyd Gaming guests.

For the second year, the Las Vegas community was invited to give their favorite charity’s tree a second chance to win by voting online on Boyd Gaming’s Twitter page (@BoydGaming). The social media contest awarded an additional prize pool of $5,000 to the top three performing charities in the Las Vegas market.

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


Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa

  1. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation
  2. Wagging Tails Rescue
  3. Keep Memory Alive

Cannery Casino & Hotel

  1. Disabled American Veterans
  2. SafeNest
  3. Animal Help Alliance

The Orleans Hotel and Casino

  1. The Animal Foundation
  2. Three Square Food Bank
  3. Alzheimer’s Association

Gold Coast Hotel and Casino

  1. Horses 4 Heroes
  2. The Shade Tree
  3. Epilepsy Foundation of Nevada

Suncoast Hotel and Casino

  1. Opportunity Village
  2. Desert Diva Dogs
  3. Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada

Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall

  1. A Path 4 Paws Dog Rescue
  2. HELP of Southern Nevada
  3. Helping Hands of Vegas Valley

Main Street Station Casino Brewery and Hotel

  1. Providing Animals With Support (P.A.W.S.)
  2. Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation
  3. American Red Cross

Las Vegas Social Media Competition

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


Kansas Star

  1. Disabled American Veterans
  2. Beauties and Beasts Animal Rescue
  3. Passageways


Amelia Belle

  1. Animal Advocated of St Mary Parish
  2. Chez Hope, Inc.
  3. Assumption Council on Aging

Delta Downs

  1. St. Nicholas Center for Children
  2. Orange County Special Angels Rodeo
  3. Autism Services of Southwest Louisiana

Evangeline Downs

  1. Landry Evangeline Sexual Assault Center
  2. The Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival
  3. Creole Heritage Folklife Center

Sam’s Town Shreveport

  1. Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana
  2. Volunteers for Youth Justice
  3. The Gingerbread House Bossier/Caddo Children’s Advocacy Center

Treasure Chest

  1. Share a Basket Foundation
  2. American Cancer Society, Relay for Life
  3. Dawn Busters Kiwanis


Sam’s Town Tunica

  1. Sacred Heart Southern Missions
  2. American Cancer Society
  3. Healing Hearts


Ameristar Kansas City

  1. Children’s Mercy Hospital
  2. Bags of Fun
  3. Tri-County Mental Health Services, Inc.


Valley Forge Casino Resort

  1. Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter
  2. To Love a Canine Rescue, Inc.
  3. Orion Communities

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

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