February 29, 2016 – Vernon, BC – Lake City Casinos, through its corporate giving program GatewayGIVES, today announced their partnership with the North Okanagan Neurological Association`s Build The Clubhouse Project.
“The dedication of NONA to children and youth with special needs, and their families in Vernon and throughout the North Okanagan is amazing. The new facility will allow them to offer greater assistance and make a substantial difference in the lives of their clients,” said Ryan Doherty, General Manager of Lake City Casinos in Vernon.
The GatewayGIVES commitment of $10,000 to the Build the Clubhouse Project will not only get their staff involved but the entire community can come out to help. The month of May will be NONA month at Lake City Casino Vernon. They will be hosting a variety of fundraisers, such as a silent auction dinner and a BBQ in order to meet their fundraising goal.
NONA’s fundraising cabinet Chairperson, Ian Laidlaw, said “We are delighted to have the support and involvement of Lake City Casinos. Their donation and commitment to raise awareness about the need for this new facility in the North Okanagan will go a long way to reaching our goal. GatewayGives is truly making a difference to families in our community”
GatewayGIVES is the branded corporate giving and community engagement program for Gateway Casinos and Entertainment, which operates 18 casinos and Chances gaming centers in British Columbia and Alberta. With over 3,800 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 NONA is one we are very proud of and we’re extremely excited to be making this commitment to a project that will help so many,” said Tony Santo, CEO of Gateway Casinos & Entertainment.
Over the years, the number of children NONA serves has increased from a few dozen per year to well over 700. They have now outgrown their existing space. The Build the Clubhouse Project has been formed to help build a new $1.6 Million facility to provide comprehensive services for children and youth with a variety of special needs. The Campaign officially kicks off Monday, February 29, 2016 with a goal of having the new building is scheduled to open fall 2016. To learn more about NONA and follow the campaign’s progress go to
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.
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