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RIVERS CASINO COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS “STEP IT UP” WITH HILL HOUSE ASSOCIATION

Aug 22, 2017, 16:16 PM
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Aug 22, 2017, 00:00 AM

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RIVERS CASINO COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS “STEP IT UP”

WITH HILL HOUSE ASSOCIATION
Team Members take on Chauncey Steps Project in the heart of the ‘Hill District’

PITTSBURGH Aug. 22, 2017 — As summer comes to a close, the Rivers Casino Community Champions will team up with the Hill House Association on Friday, August 25 to complete an outdoor beautification project along the Chauncey Steps, one of Pittsburgh’s highly-visible areas along The Greenprint walking tour. The “Love Your [Resilient] Block” is a partnership between the City of Pittsburgh, Cities of Service, and People’s Gas to revitalize Pittsburgh, block by block.

Casino Team Members will work alongside the Hill House Association staff to maintain the beauty of the steps and the surrounding trails. Both groups will work together to paint railings, clear litter and plant shrubs and trees to mitigate runoff rainwater. 

“We couldn’t be more excited to work on this project with the Hill House Association, which does so much good for our city,” said Rahmon Hart, director of community development at Rivers Casino. “This project is a great way to get outside and keep the area clean and beautiful for families and neighbors to enjoy.”

In addition to the Chauncey Steps clean-up project, the Hill House Association offers several distinctive programs and services to Pittsburgh’s Hill District community and surrounding areas.

As an independent, nonprofit organization the Hill House Association serves as a cornerstone of community engagement across generations. In an effort to make a positive community impact, the Hill House caters to the families and individuals of its surrounding communities and encourages a wide range of volunteer participation through its multi-generational service model. 

Each month, Rivers Casino Team Members volunteer their time to support local organizations throughout the region as part of the Rivers Casino Community Champions program. In July, the Rivers Team Members volunteered their time and effort to support Friends of the Riverfront and Alleghany CleanWays with the Tireless Project.

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ABOUT RIVERS CASINO
Opened in 2009, Rivers Casino has been voted a “Best Place to Work” in the Pittsburgh Business Times, a “Top Workplace” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “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, 92 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 $631 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit www.riverscasino.com.

ABOUT THE HILL HOUSE ASSOCIATION
The Hill House Association continues to work in the tradition of the settlement houses of the past. A settlement house is a neighborhood-based organization that provides services and activities designed to identify and reinforce the strengths of individuals, families and communities. Varying according to the needs of their neighborhoods, settlement programs may include: job training and employment programs, early childhood education, after-school youth programs, arts education and performances, computer labs, English-as-a-Second Language and literacy education, citizenship instruction and legal counseling, mental health and home care, housing, schools, senior centers and food programs. They also provide assistance and space to individuals and groups in efforts to solve community problems. For more information, visit www.hillhouse.org

MEDIA CONTACT: 
Garrett Allen
For Rivers Casino
267-932-8760 ext. 303
garrett@hornercom.com