Boyd Gaming today awarded a prize pool of $60,500 to 35 Southern Nevada charities that participated in the Company’s sixth annual holiday competition, Wreaths of Hope, during a virtual award ceremony.
Winners were selected based on more than 88,000 customer votes cast from Nov. 23 through Dec. 16, both online and at seven participating Boyd Gaming properties: Aliante, The Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast, Sam’s Town, Cannery and the California.
To allow for safe social distancing by participants, Boyd Gaming temporarily changed this annual event – voted Las Vegas’ “Best Charity Event” in the 2020 Best of Las Vegas awards – from “Trees of Hope” to “Wreaths of Hope.”
Boyd Gaming also increased all cash prizes by a minimum of $500 to provide local non-profit organizations with additional assistance during these challenging times. The cash prize amounts included a first-place prize of $3,000, a second-place prize of $2,000, a third-place prize of $1,500, and a guaranteed minimum cash prize of $1,000 for all participants.
In the spirit of the season of giving, Boyd Gaming awarded a surprise cash prize of $500 to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, which received the most votes out of all the participants in the 2020 competition. An additional $500 surprise cash prize was also awarded to the Boy Scouts of America, which received the most social media votes out of all the participants this year.
The results for the 2020 Wreaths of Hope competition are as follows:
|Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas|
Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation
|Honorary Mentions: Chefs for Kids, FIRST Nevada|
|Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation|
HELP of Southern Nevada
Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Southern Nevada
|Honorary Mentions: HopeLink of Southern Nevada, Leaders in Training|
|Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation |
American Red Cross
Goodwill of Southern Nevada
|Honorary Mentions: LVMPD Law Enforcement Explorer Program, Habitat for Humanity|
|St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation|
|Honorary Mentions: Boy Scouts of America, Communities in Schools|
|Disabled American Veterans|
|Cure 4 The Kids Foundation|
|Make-A-Wish of Southern Nevada|
|Honorary Mentions: Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, Project 150|
|Children’s Heart Foundation|
|Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club|
|The Shade Tree|
|Honorary Mentions: Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada, Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada|
|St. Jude’s Ranch for Children|
|Speedway Children’s Charities |
|Honorary Mentions: Lutheran Social Services of Nevada, 9th Island Cultural Club of Las Vegas|
Since reopening, all Boyd Gaming destinations have practiced “Boyd Clean,” a set of comprehensive protocols aimed at protecting the health and safety of its team members and guests. For additional information on the Boyd Clean initiative, visit www.boydgaming.com/boyd-clean.
To learn more about Boyd Gaming’s commitment to its communities, visit www.boydgaming.com/about-boyd-gaming/corporate-social-responsibility.