PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SugarHouse Casino made its annual contribution to the Penn Treaty Special Services District (PTSSD) today, as part of its ongoing commitment to giving back to the community.
The PTSSD, incorporated in 2009, is a 501(c)(3) community-based organization that works to enhance the quality of life for residents of the immediate neighborhoods surrounding the casino, including Fishtown, South Kensington, Old Richmond and Northern Liberties, by sponsoring activities, making physical improvements and providing financial support to other community organizations.
This contribution is the fifth $500,000 post-opening payment that SugarHouse has made to the PTSSD. Including a pre-opening payment of $175,000, SugarHouse has contributed more than $2.6 million to the PTSSD since breaking ground in 2009.
Allocation of the funds is determined exclusively by the PTSSD through a grant request form and a review process. Beneficiaries thus far have included St. Peter the Apostle School, Fishtown Neighbors Association, Creative Kids Club, Greensgrow Farms and many more.
“We take great pride in being a good community partner,” Wendy Hamilton, general manager of SugarHouse Casino, said. “We’re proud to contribute to the PTSSD and to be part of funding some of the great projects that are bettering our neighborhood.”
To celebrate the annual community contribution and to say thank you to its Penn Treaty neighbors, SugarHouse will host a “Neighborhood Appreciation Week” from Sunday, Oct. 19 to Thursday, Oct. 23. Neighbors can enjoy $10 free slot play, 50 percent off their meal at The Refinery and a free gift, all to show SugarHouse’s appreciation.
“SugarHouse is not only a good community partner, but a great neighbor as well,” Tim Breslin, vice chairperson of the PTSSD said. “Over the past four years, we’ve been able to fund so many community organizations and initiatives, ranging from gardens to after-school programs for kids.”
In addition to being a proud community partner, SugarHouse is a strong economic engine for Philadelphia. Beyond funding the PTSSD, SugarHouse’s community support spans the Veterans Multi-Service Center, Susan G. Komen Philadelphia, the Mummers Museum, the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police and many more. Philly's casino is also the presenting sponsor of some of the city’s most notable traditions and events, including the New Year’s Eve fireworks on the Delaware River and the New Year’s Day Mummers Parade.
For more information on the Penn Treaty Special Services District, visit www.penntreatyssd.com.
ABOUT SUGARHOUSE CASINO
SugarHouse, which opened in September 2010 as Philly’s casino, features 1,606 slots, up to 62 table games, fun and unique dining options, riverfront views, and free on-site parking. The casino employs approximately 1,100 people, and for three consecutive years has been voted a “Best Place to Work” in the Philadelphia Business Journal and a “Top Workplace” from Philly.com. For more information, visit www.sugarhousecasino.com.