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RIVERS CASINO COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS BRING SPRING CLEANING TO COMMUNITY GARDENS

Mar 25, 2015, 09:15 AM
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Mar 25, 2015, 00:00 AM

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RIVERS CASINO COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS BRING SPRING CLEANING TO COMMUNITY GARDENS
Team Members join the Larimer Consensus Group and the Kingsley Association to make Pittsburgh a little greener

            PITTSBURGHMarch 25, 2015 — The Rivers Casino Community Champions will be collaborating with the Larimer Consensus Group (LCG) and the Kingsley Association to clean up two community gardens in the Larimer neighborhood on Friday, March 27 from 8:30 a.m.—3:00 p.m.

These community gardens give local residents a place to grow their own produce. Team Members will spend the day pulling weeds and preparing the gardens for the spring and summer seasons.

The LCG, with its subgroup, Larimer Green Team, brings stakeholders from the Larimer neighborhood together to create and implement projects that promote vitality and growth within the neighborhood. The organization works with other city groups and local government to help make Pittsburgh a “most-livable city” for all its residents.

“The community garden is one of the many gathering spaces where residents can convene for enjoyment and learning,” said Carolyn Peeks, chair of Larimer Consensus Group and Larimer Green Team. “We would like to thank Rivers Casino for expanding and building strong networks to help empower change.”

            The Kingsley Association has provided services to working class ethnic families in Pittsburgh since 1893, including boy’s/girl’s clubs, infant care programs, athletic classes, community gardens and much more.

            “The Kingsley Association greatly appreciates the support and commitment to the community engagement process from Mr. Rahmon Hart and Rivers Casino,” said Fred Brown, associate director of program development at the Kingsley Association. “Coordinated volunteer efforts help to build grassroots organizations while providing direct support to the community’s bottom line. We look forward to exploring other ways to sustain this effort.”

This volunteer effort in Larimer 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 answered phones for the KDKA Warmathon.

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

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