LAUGHLIN, NEV. – Aug. 30, 2016 – For the 7th year in a row Aquarius Casino Resort Team Members spent the month of July collecting pens, notebooks, markers, pencils, crayons and more in a property wide School Supply Drive to help three local schools start the year off with the resources they need.
"We are so thankful to the Aquarius Casino for their efforts in collecting school supplies for our school. This means a lot to us. Through their generosity, we are able to stretch our diminishing supply budget and ensure that we have enough supplies to make it to the end of the school year. The teachers, students, and staff are very appreciative," said Buffy Moreno, Principal of Coyote Canyon Elementary School in Bullhead City, AZ.
All five divisions: General and Administrative, Marketing, Hotel Operations, Casino Operations and Food and Beverage compete in a friendly competition and the rights to the yellow school bus trophy. “Aquarius Team Members have always stepped up to the plate when there is a need in our community” said Sean Hammond, General Manager of the Aquarius Casino Resort. “Many of our employees have personal connections to these schools. Realistically, if you don’t have a student that attends then you know someone who does; you know a teacher or an administrator. Someone close to you will benefit from these supplies.”
“Teachers have to spend too much money out of their own pockets,” said one Aquarius team member. “My child attends school; I have to shop for them anyway, it is not difficult to throw a few extra items into the cart; my child is also going to benefit from them.”
“With a limited budget, teachers spend a significant portion of their salaries to assist families in meeting the basic educational needs of our students. Because of the generous support of the Aquarius School Supply drive, we can now meet the demands placed on us to ensure academic growth. We were amazed at the amount given this year!” said Shelley Oestmann, Principal of Black Mountain Elementary School in Golden Valley, “It is such a blessing to partner with an organization that works hard to better the lives of children. Thank you for your commitment and generosity!”
The General and Administrative division won for the 3rd year in a row with 6,255 items. The schools supplies were counted, divided and personally delivered by Aquarius Team members to Bennett Elementary School in Laughlin, NV, Coyote Canyon Elementary School in Bullhead City, AZ, and Black Mountain K-8 School in Golden Valley, AZ.
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About Aquarius Casino Resort: Aquarius Casino Resort is the largest 24-hour gaming resort in Laughlin providing 1,906 rooms and suites and a 57,000-square casino offering 1,250 state-of-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 www.AquariusCasinoResort.com
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