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RIVERS CASINO COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS ANSWER THE CALL FOR WARMATHON

Feb 13, 2015, 11:51 AM
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Feb 12, 2015, 00:00 AM

RIVERS CASINO COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS ANSWER THE CALL FOR WARMATHON
Team Members Join KDKA and the Dollar Energy Fund to Help Pittsburgh Stay Warm


PITTSBURGH
Feb. 12, 2015 — Team Members from Rivers Casino will take part in this year’s NewsRadio 1020 KDKA Warmathon on Friday, Feb. 13, from 9 a.m.—1 p.m. This group of Rivers Casino volunteers will be answering phones and taking donations for the annual charity event focused on helping Pittsburgh-area families pay utility bills for the winter months.

“The Rivers Casino Community Champions are always looking for new ways to give back to the city we call home,” said Rahmon Hart, director of community development for Rivers Casino. “It is a privilege to join other local businesses in helping Pittsburgh families stay safe and warm this winter.”

The Rivers Community Champions will be present at CBS Pittsburgh Radio studios to take calls. All donations called in will be combined with dollar-for-dollar matching donations from local utility companies to directly help families in need.

The KDKA Warmathon is a two-day radio/telethon event. In the seven years since the event began, the Warmathon has raised more than 1.9 million dollars to help local limited-income families maintain or restore basic utility services in their homes. Working in conjunction with the Dollar Energy Fund, the KDKA Warmathon has helped more than 5,300 families in the Pittsburgh area keep their lights on and their homes warm through the winter.

Volunteering at the KDKA Warmathon is a part of Rivers Casino’s ongoing community service outreach program. Each month, Team Members assist in a service project that benefits the Pittsburgh community. Most recently, the Rivers Casino Community Champions prepared and served meals for homeless families and individuals, in addition to completing a painting project at the Northside Common Ministries facility.

For more information about Rivers Casino, please visit www.riverscasino.com.

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ABOUT RIVERS CASINO

Opened in 2009, Rivers Casino has been voted a 2014 “Best Place to Work” in the Pittsburgh Business Times, "Best Overall Gaming Resort" in Pennsylvania by Casino Player magazine and "Best Overall Casino" in Pennsylvania by Strictly Slots magazine. The casino features more than 2,900 slots, 83 table games, a 30-table poker room, nine distinctive restaurants and bars, a riverside amphitheater, a multi-purpose event space, live music performances, free parking and multiple promotions and giveaways daily. Already, more than $406 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit riverscasino.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Emily Watts
For Rivers Casino
268-932-8760 x 300
emily@hornercom.com