Kamloops, British Columbia – Lake City Casinos, through its corporate giving program GatewayGIVES, today announced their partnership with the 2015 Special Olympics British Columbia Winter Games as a Bronze Sponsor.
“The dedication and drive these athletes will bring to the Games is truly inspiring. We’re proud to be a partner and support these Games as we welcome the athletes, coaches, volunteers and spectators to Kamloops,” said Toni Corrigan, General Manager of Lake City Casinos.
The GatewayGIVES sponsorship of the Special Olympics will make a meaningful difference in the community, help empower athletes to achieve their highest potential and in turn, inspire families and fans across the province.
“We hope these Games will leave a legacy for all Special Olympics athletes here in Kamloops. The generous support of Lake City Casino and our Games sponsors is so important to help make all of this possible.” said Pat Davis, 2015 SOBC Winter Games Organizing Committee Chair.
GatewayGIVES is the newly branded corporate giving and community engagement program for Gateway Casinos and Entertainment, which operates 12 casinos and chance gaming centres in British Columbia and Alberta. With over 3,000 employees, Gateway Casinos & Entertainment is one of the largest employers in Western Canada.
“GatewayGIVES is our way to give back and support the communities where we operate. The partnership with the Special Olympics is our first under the GatewayGIVES banner and we’re extremely proud to be a sponsor of an event that will showcase the best of sportsmanship and civic spirit,” said Tony Santo, CEO of Gateway Casinos & Entertainment.
Next February in Kamloops, the 2015 Special Olympics British Columbia Winter Games will bring together more than 800 Special Olympics athletes and coaches training in winter sports and provide an opportunity for individuals with an intellectual disability to develop vital skills and confidence, and enjoy the empowering experience of being cheered on and celebrated by crowds of families and fans. The Games come to Kamloops on February 19th thru 22nd.
Gateway Casinos & Entertainment operates casino properties in communities across Western Canada. As a company, we gain so much from each of these communities and believe it is our responsibility to give back, pitch in and provide support to the causes that matter most to our neighbours. Through GatewayGIVES, we’re proud to offer not just our resources, but also our time, our know-how and our properties in supporting local charities and initiatives in the communities where we operate. To learn more about GatewayGIVES, please go to GatewayCasinos.com.