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Scale the Strat Recap

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Team Aquarius Raised More Than $5,000 for Lung Cancer Research During 8th Annual ‘Scale the Strat’ Climb, Feb. 28

18 Aquarius employees and tri-state residents joined the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower’s ‘Stratospheric Scalers’ and climbed all 1,455 stairs to raise money for the American Lung Association

LAUGHLIN, NEV. – March 24, 2016 – Aquarius Casino Resort raised a total of $5,677 during the eighth annual “Scale the Strat” fundraiser on Feb. 28 in Las Vegas. Team Aquarius, which included Aquarius employees and tri-state residents, joined the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower’s ‘Stratospheric Scalers’ and climbed 108 floors to the top of its sister property, to raise funds and awareness for the American Lung Association .

“I couldn’t be more proud of Team Aquarius for working together and supporting this great cause,” said General Manager of Aquarius Casino Resort, Sean Hammond. “This is an event our staff looks forward to every year and over the past four years, we’ve donated more than $21,000 to the American Lung Association.”

“Scale the Strat” is part of the American Lung Association’s signature fundraising event, Fight for Air Climb, where participants are invited to run, race and walk up the steps of iconic skyscrapers across the nation. With Team Aquarius’ generous contribution, the ‘Stratospheric Scalers’ raised a total of $10, 591 for lung cancer research and awareness. In addition to an impressive donation, Team Aquarius also showcased some superb scaling with the below team members finishing with the top three fastest times in both the men and women categories.

  • Assistant Restaurant Manager, Brent Swenson – 14:24 minutes
  • Vice President of Human Resources, Mariah Flores – 21:59 minutes
  • Executive Guest Service Ambassador, Kathy Gonzalez – 27:10 minutes

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Aquarius Casino Resort is the largest 24-hour gaming resort in Laughlin providing 1,907 rooms and suites and a 57,000-square-foot casino offering 1,250 stateof-the-art slot machines, the wildest variety of favorite table games, and a modern race and sportsbook. The Aquarius Casino Resort offers multiple amenities including restaurants to serve every taste from fine dining to casual dining. For more information, please call (800) 622-5825 or (702) 298-5111. For further information visit and check out the Special Offers and Packages section.

MacKenzie Ruta