Boyd Gaming Announces Fourth Annual ‘Trees of Hope’ Results

Boyd Gaming Announces Fourth Annual ‘Trees of Hope’ Results
Boyd Gaming awarded more than $40,000 to nearly three dozen local nonprofit organizations that participated in the company’s fourth annual ‘Trees of Hope’ tree-decorating competition at a celebratory check presentation ceremony held at The Orleans Showroom. Charities that decorated trees at AlianteCanneryThe OrleansGold CoastSuncoastSam’s Town and Main Street Station received prizes based on more than 160,000 customers votes cast from Nov. 27 through Dec. 16 (Pictured: The Orleans Winners – Photo credit: Enrique Malfavon)

Animal Help Alliance Christmas Tree
Animal Help Alliance Christmas Tree

Boyd Gaming awarded a first-place prize of $2,000 at every property, second-place prize of $1,500, third-place prize of $1,000 and honorary mentioned charities received $500 based on customer votes. Hundreds of additional votes were cast in a separate social media contest online. The social media contest awarded a prize pool to the top three performing charities valley-wide with a $2,500 first-place prize, $1,500 second-place prize and $1,000 third-place prize.

Horses 4 Heroes Christmas Tree
Horses 4 Heroes Christmas Tree

The all-new Trees of Hope specialty cocktail program awarded an additional $1,055 to Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club, chosen at random to win the prize pool during the check presentation ceremony. The prize pool was raised by customers ages 21 or older purchasing holiday-inspired cocktails at multiple Boyd Gaming restaurants.

Opportunity Village Christmas Tree
Opportunity Village Christmas Tree

Below are the results for this year’s competition:

Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa

  1. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation
  2. Wagging Tails Rescue
  3. Keep Memory Alive

Honorary Mentions: Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada and Leaders in Training

Cannery Casino & Hotel

  1. Disabled American Veterans
  2. SafeNest
  3. Animal Help Alliance

Honorary Mentions: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada and Hero School Initiatives

The Orleans Hotel and Casino

  1. The Animal Foundation
  2. Three Square Food Bank
  3. Alzheimer’s Association

Honorary Mentions: Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada and University of Hawai’i Alumni Association & Friends

Gold Coast Hotel and Casino

  1. Horses 4 Heroes
  2. The Shade Tree
  3. Epilepsy Foundation of Nevada

Honorary Mentions: Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Southern Nevada and Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada

Suncoast Hotel and Casino

  1. Opportunity Village
  2. Desert Diva Dogs
  3. Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada

Honorary Mentions: Chefs for Kids and Lutheran Social Services of Nevada

Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall

  1. A Path 4 Paws Dog Rescue
  2. HELP of Southern Nevada
  3. Helping Hands of Vegas Valley

Honorary Mentions: Blue Star Mothers of Henderson & Boulder City and Nevada PEP

Main Street Station Casino Brewery and Hotel

  1. Providing Animals With Support (P.A.W.S.)
  2. Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation
  3. American Red Cross

Honorary Mentions: Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club and DISCOVERY Children’s Museum

Social Media Contest

  1. Animal Help Alliance
  2. A Path 4 Paws Dog Rescue
  3. Nevada PEP

Trees of Hope Specialty Cocktail Program

  1. Awarded to Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club

To learn more about Boyd Gaming’s commitment to its communities, visit: www.boydgaming.com/about-boyd-gaming/corporate-social-responsibility