Almost 1,000 tri-state families who might not otherwise have food on the table during the holidays enjoyed a wonderful meal this Thanksgiving and Christmas thanks to the efforts of the Aquarius Casino Resort team members and hundreds of generous Aquarius players and guests. Aquarius’ third annual “Feed A Family” program allowed ace | PLAY members to contribute their players club points from November 1 to December 19, 2014. For every 12,000 points contributed, Aquarius provided a complete holiday meal large enough to feed a family of four. Nine hundred sixty local families received a box that included a 12-pound turkey, potatoes, gravy, vegetables, rolls, cranberry sauce, stuffing, pie and whipped cream. The food boxes were distributed prior to the holidays to various food banks and pantries in Nevada, Arizona and California. The food banks and food pantries helped provide the boxes to families in need. “Throughout our community, families go without common mainstays daily. During the holiday season it can be especially difficult,”said Interagency Council Community Food Bank Director Linda Scoggins, one of the agencies who received donations from Aquarius. “With this wonderful donation of 60 complete holiday meals you will be bringing comfort and joy to struggling families here in Lake Havasu City.” In addition to players’ club point contributions, $4,490 in cash was raised for the effort from Aquarius’ Christmas Tree Silent Auction, which ran from November 29 until December 19, 2014. Aquarius guests could bid on ten fully decorated and individually themed pre-lit Christmas trees that were on display in the Aquarius lobby during the allotted time. “Every year, I am amazed by the generosity of our guests, players and team members,” said Aquarius Casino Resort General Manager Sean Hammond. “Our ‘Feed A Family’ program proves that when everyone gives just a little bit, big things can happen.” Holiday meal boxes were donated to Kingman Food Bank in Kingman, AZ; Golden Valley Food Bank in Golden Valley, AZ; Praise Chapel in Bullhead City, AZ; Colorado River Food Bank in Laughlin, NV; Cornerstone Mission Project in Kingman, AZ; The Women’s Club in Needles, CA; Interagency Council Community Food Bank in Lake Havasu City, AZ; and Caring Hearts in Bullhead City, AZ. “Food for Families would like to say THANK YOU and that we wouldn’t be able to do what we do without the help of the Aquarius,” said Praise Chapel Outreach Services Director Sheria Liles. “We have come to rely on the Aquarius to help with the holiday meals. Once again Food for Families would like to say THANK YOU.” “The ‘Feed A Family’ Program is a truly unique way to help get enough food to the local food pantries for successful holiday distributions, and it involves customers and employees alike in the spirit of giving for the holidays,” added Colorado River Food Bank Treasurer Darryl Dauenhauer. “We are truly appreciative of the support of the Aquarius.”
PHOTO CAPTION: Aquarius team members and Aquarius General Manager Sean Hammond help load up boxes of food to Praise Chapel representatives Anthony Cates and Sheila Williams. Praise Chapel was one of eight local food banks and food pantries that received holiday food boxes for families in need as part of Aquarius’ third annual “Feed A Family” program. Nearly 1,000 families were served as part of this program.
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