Over $31,000 in Donations From Listeners

South Portland, Maine (October 21, 2014) – WJBQ Morning Show hosts Meredith Manning, Lori Voornas and Jeff Parsons arrived at the Maine Mall in South Portland at 6:00am on October 15, and vowed not to leave until they collected half a million bottles and cans for their yearly Cans for a Cure fundraiser. Desiring to make an impact locally, all of the money raised was earmarked for two Maine-based organizations. The Maine Cancer Foundation will be using their fifty percent of the monetary donations toward finding a cure for breast cancer and The Cancer Community Center will be putting their half of the money to work helping those affected by the disease.

Up the road from Portland, in the foothills of Western Maine, Oxford Casino has been encouraging their guests to donate $5.00 to breast cancer awareness as a part of their Thursday Ladies’ Night promotion which began in March, 2014. In return, each person receives $5 in Free Slot Play. So far over $5,000 has been donated for Cans for a Cure, and that amount will grow until the final Ladies’ Night for this season on October 30.

Over the weekend, the “Q Crew” at WJBQ determined that, between cash donations like the one Oxford Casino made and the receipts from the donation of bottles and cans, the total raised by Cans for a Cure is over $31,000, setting a record for the event. This total equates to over 629,000 bottles and cans.

For more information on how to donate $5 to receive $5 in Free Slot Play, visit oxfordcasino.com. All guests must be 21 or older to enter the casino.

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Golf for Food Tournament

OXFORD, Maine (October 8, 2014) – Poland Spring Resort held its 3rd Annual Golf for Food tournament on September 16, 2014 inviting golfers to play to help “feed your neighbors!” Tournament winners were Mark McKay, Shawn Millet, Dave Whitman and Todd Smith with a gross score of 57. John Conant, Ngoni Daytime and Steve Lebossiere won low net with 52.15.

The biggest winners in this event were the Poland Food Bank and Oxford Helping Hands Pantry, which split the $10,492 raised in sponsorships, greens fees and cash donations. Cyndi Robbins, coordinator of the event said “the food banks are very grateful to Oxford Casino, Poland Spring Water, the Resort and many others for supporting Golf for Food which provides many meals to those less fortunate in our community.”

Golfers were asked to bring a pound of food per raffle ticket for a chance to win many great items donated by local businesses. The food offerings accumulated, filling two truckloads with everything from baking staples to ready-to-eat meals.

To donate to Poland Food Bank, or if you are in need of their services, call 207-998-4069. To donate to Oxford Helping Hands Pantry, or if you are in need of their services, call 207-890-5739.

Golf Tournament to Benefit United Way of Oxford County

United Way Golf

OXFORD, Maine (September 9, 2014) – For the second consecutive year, team members of Oxford Casino held their golf tournament to raise money for the United Way of Oxford County. The event, held at Poland Spring Golf Course, was a four-person scramble that offered many side games such as “Par 3 Poker,” the “$10 Drive Hole,” and a putting contest, all of which brought in additional contributions and put the “fun” in fund raising.

In addition to the action on the course, area businesses donated prizes for the Silent Auction held after the completion of tournament play. Prizes included an autographed basketball from the Maine Red Claws, complimentary rounds at the Sunday River golf course and tickets to the Sylvania 300 Weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Other donations included passes from Maine Wildlife Park, gift certificates from Main Street – Norway, Paris Farmer’s Union, Maurice Restaurant, Goodwin Nursery, Classic Car Services and items from Frost Farm Gallery, Victoria Mansion, New Balance and services from Joan Churchill and Dow’s Law Office, to name a few.

“We are so pleased that our community partners, friends and neighbors have stepped up to make such great contributions to the United Way,” said Jack Sours, Vice President and General Manager of Oxford Casino, “and the extra efforts of the Oxford Casino Team never cease to make me proud.”

Oxford Casino’s team members are no strangers to assisting the United Way. In October of 2013, Team Members volunteered to have one time and weekly deductions from their pay checks automatically sent to the United Way of Oxford County. These efforts resulted in a yearly campaign projection of over $23,000, and on every last Friday of the month, Team Members who have signed up for these charitable, payroll deductions get to wear United Way T-shirts to work to show their ongoing support.

To volunteer or donate to the United Way of Oxford Hills, visit uwoxfordhills.org.

Oxford Casino opened in June 2012, and underwent two expansions, one in October 2012, and another in December 2013. The hilltop Casino is located on 100 acres 40 minutes northwest of Portland in Maine’s lakes and mountains region. The property includes a 30,281 square foot, single level, gaming floor with more than 850 Class III slot machines and 26 table games. It also hosts Oxford Grill, a 140 seat casual restaurant, Oxford Express, a grab-and-go restaurant, and a 12-seat, video poker bar. Further information can be found at www.oxfordcasino.com.

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) (NASDAQ: CHDN), headquartered in Louisville, Ky., owns and operates the world-renowned Churchill Downs Racetrack, home of the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, owns a racetrack and casino operations in Miami Gardens, Fla.; racetrack, casino and video poker operations in New Orleans, La.; racetrack operations in Arlington Heights, Ill.; a casino resort in Greenville, Miss.; a casino hotel in Vicksburg, Miss.; a casino in Oxford, Maine; and a 50 percent owned joint venture, Miami Valley Gaming and Racing LLC, in Lebanon, Ohio. CDI also owns the country’s premier online wagering company, TwinSpires.com; the totalisator company, United Tote; Luckity.com, offering real-money Bingo online for a chance to win cash prizes; Bluff Media, an Atlanta-based multimedia poker company; and a collection of racing-related telecommunications and data companies. Additional information about CDI can be found online at www.churchilldownsincorporated.com.

A “Leis-y” Day in Oxford Hills

Leis-y Days

OXFORD, Maine (August 22, 2014) – For the third, consecutive summer Oxford Casino ordered 240, fresh orchid leis to help spread good cheer to some of the area’s nursing homes.

On the morning of August 22, 100 of the fresh, flower necklaces were brought to the Maine Veteran’s Home in South Paris, where Emerson Jepson was the first to receive one at the facility. 80 leis were then delivered to Norway Rehabilitation and Living Center, where they were planning their ALS ice bucket challenge. While the remaining, 60 leis were given to the Good Shepherd Food Bank in Auburn.

“We want to continue to make donations that not only help meet the basic needs of those in our community but also show kindness and appreciation for our veterans, neighbors and follow community partners,” said Jack Sours, Vice President and General Manager of Oxford Casino. “This was a great opportunity.”

If you, or your organization, are interested in donating flowers to individuals in healthcare facilities, be sure to call the nursing homes to see what types of flowers they may accept. The Maine Veteran’s Home can be reached by dialing 207-743-6300 and the Norway Rehabilitation and Living Center’s number is 207-743-7075. The Good Shepherd Food Bank’s number is 207-782-3554.

Oxford Casino opened in June 2012, and underwent two expansions, one in October 2012, and another in December 2013. The hilltop Casino is located on 100 acres 40 minutes northwest of Portland in Maine’s lakes and mountains region. The property includes a 30,281 square foot, single level, gaming floor with more than 850 Class III slot machines and 26 table games. It also hosts Oxford Grill, a 140 seat casual restaurant, Oxford Express, a grab-and-go restaurant, and a 12-seat, video poker bar. Further information can be found at www.oxfordcasino.com.

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) (NASDAQ: CHDN), headquartered in Louisville, Ky., owns and operates the world-renowned Churchill Downs Racetrack, home of the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, owns a racetrack and casino operations in Miami Gardens, Fla.; racetrack, casino and video poker operations in New Orleans, La.; racetrack operations in Arlington Heights, Ill.; a casino resort in Greenville, Miss.; a casino hotel in Vicksburg, Miss.; a casino in Oxford, Maine; and a 50 percent owned joint venture, Miami Valley Gaming and Racing LLC, in Lebanon, Ohio. CDI also owns the country’s premier online wagering company, TwinSpires.com; the totalisator company, United Tote; Luckity.com, offering real-money Bingo online for a chance to win cash prizes; Bluff Media, an Atlanta-based multimedia poker company; and a collection of racing-related telecommunications and data companies. Additional information about CDI can be found online at www.churchilldownsincorporated.com.

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Nearly 100 Nursing Home Residents Attend Oxford Hills Rotary’s Steak & Lobster Fest

OXFORD, Maine (August 18, 2014) – The Oxford Hills Rotary Club held its 28th Annual Lobster & Steak Fest to benefit nearly 40 organizations and the causes they support. The Rotary participates in many charitable projects in the area, offering both financial aid and hands-on assistance such as building a shed and putting a new roof on the existing barn at the Alan Day Community Garden, supporting Special Olympics, and leading an initiative to provide dictionaries to every third grader attending Oxford Hills schools.

As a member of the Oxford Hills community, Oxford Casino donated, for the third consecutive year, twenty five tickets to each of the four, local nursing homes so that the residents could either attend the Lobster & Steak Fest, or, if they were unable to make the trip, have the meals delivered to them at their residences.

The Oxford Hills Rotary Club was chartered in November, 1983, and just celebrated its 30th Anniversary. The Rotary has been instrumental in the fight to eradicate polio and has been raising money and participating in National Immunization Trips (NITs) to vaccinate children in other countries since 1985. Rotary also collects mobility devices such as walkers, wheelchairs and crutches for a program called “Crutches 4 Africa.” Once collected, these devices are recycled and distributed to disabled adults and children in Africa, helping them to regain their mobility.

Oxford Hills Rotarian and Event Publicity Coordinator, Patty Rice stated, “Jack Sours has been a great addition to our club and we are very appreciative of the casino donating the money toward these tickets as well as its help in procuring preferential (bulk) pricing for the food and supplies needed for the event.”

Jack Sours, Vice President and General Manager of Oxford Casino, said, “cjommunity efforts are greatly important to all of us at Oxford Casino. We couldn’t be prouder of the fact that we can extend assistance to valuable organizations like the Oxford Hills Rotary Club.”

Oxford Casino opened in June 2012, and underwent two expansions, one in October 2012, and another in December 2013. The hilltop Casino is located on 100 acres 40 minutes northwest of Portland in Maine’s lakes and mountains region. The property includes a 30,281 square foot, single level, gaming floor with more than 850 Class III slot machines and 26 table games. It also hosts Oxford Grill, a 140 seat casual restaurant, Oxford Express, a grab-and-go restaurant, and a 12-seat, video poker bar. Further information can be found at www.oxfordcasino.com.

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) (NASDAQ: CHDN), headquartered in Louisville, Ky., owns and operates the world-renowned Churchill Downs Racetrack, home of the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, owns a racetrack and casino operations in Miami Gardens, Fla.; racetrack, casino and video poker operations in New Orleans, La.; racetrack operations in Arlington Heights, Ill.; a casino resort in Greenville, Miss.; a casino hotel in Vicksburg, Miss.; a casino in Oxford, Maine; and a 50 percent owned joint venture, Miami Valley Gaming and Racing LLC, in Lebanon, Ohio. CDI also owns the country’s premier online wagering company, TwinSpires.com; the totalisator company, United Tote; Luckity.com, offering real-money Bingo online for a chance to win cash prizes; Bluff Media, an Atlanta-based multimedia poker company; and a collection of racing-related telecommunications and data companies. Additional information about CDI can be found online at www.churchilldownsincorporated.com.

For more information on Rotary, please visit www.oxfordhillsrotary.org.

Oxford Casino Assists Hungry Children in Maine Through The Summer Meals Program

Summer meals

OXFORD, Maine (July 7, 2014) – Summer Vacation can equate to hardship for some children in Maine. Lack of school lunch means a lack of nutrition for thousands. Oxford Casino is pleased to partner with the Summer Meals Program for the second year in a row to offer support by means of monetary donations and manpower.

Maine ranks third in the nation and first in New England for very high food insecurity. Food insecurity is defined as lack of access to food to ensure adequate nutrition. In Oxford County alone, 60.82 percent of school kids receive free and reduced-cost meals during the school year, whereas only 18 percent of these children have access to a free summer meal. When school is out for three months of Summer Vacation there is a need that is no longer met without a program like Summer Meals.

“We have watched this program grow and know how much it means to the local community,” explained Michelle Lamm, Program Manager of Preble Street’s Maine Hunger Initiative. “It’s added to the well-being of families in our communities who we know are struggling. It really helps keep kids healthy and ready to learn.”

Oxford Casino provides transportation of food and two people to hand lunch out at a location in Western Maine every weekday this summer. Jack Sours, Vice President and General Manager of the casino stated, “We’re very pleased to have the opportunity to offer assistance to the Summer Meals Program with RSU 16 Food Services, in conjunction with Preble Street’s Maine Hunger Initiative. The Oxford Casino Team hopes to raise awareness through our contributions. We continue to find ways to give back to the community we’re so proud to be a part of.”

Oxford Casino opened in June, 2012 and underwent two expansions, one in October 2012 and another in December 2013. The hilltop Casino is located on 100 acres 40 minutes northwest of Portland in Maine’s lakes and mountains region. The property includes a 30,281 square foot, single level, gaming floor with more than 850 Class III slot machines and 26 table games. It also hosts Oxford Grill, a 140 seat casual restaurant, Oxford Express, a grab-and-go restaurant, and a 12-seat, video poker bar. Further information can be found at www.oxfordcasino.com.

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) (NASDAQ: CHDN), headquartered in Louisville, KY, owns and operates the world renowned Churchill Downs Racetrack, home of the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, as well as racetrack and casino operations and a poker room in Miami Gardens, FL; racetrack, casino and video poker operations in New Orleans, LA; racetrack operations in Arlington Heights, IL; a casino resort in Greenville, MS; a casino hotel in Vicksburg, MS; and a casino operation in Oxford, ME. CDI also owns the country’s premier online wagering company, TwinSpires.com; the totalisator company, United Tote; Luckity.com, offering fun games online for a chance to win cash prizes; Bluff Media, an Atlanta-based multimedia poker company; and a collection of racing-related telecommunications and data companies. In addition, CDI’s 50 percent owned, joint venture, Miami Valley Gaming and Racing LLC, is currently constructing a video lottery terminal and harness racing facility in southwest Ohio. Additional information about CDI can be found online at www.churchilldownsincorporated.com.

It’s A Sure Thing: Oxford Casino to Sponsor July Pole Day

Pole Day NHMS

LOUDON, N.H. – If there’s a sure thing, it’s that fans across New England love NASCAR racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. So, it’s a safe bet that pole day in July will give fans plenty to cheer about with Oxford Casino serving as the official sponsor. Oxford Casino Pole Day is scheduled for Friday, July 11 when NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers attempt to qualify for the Camping World RV Sales 301 in group format for the very first time at the 1.058-mile oval.

“We’re pushing all of our chips in when it comes to Friday qualifying,” said Jerry Gappens, executive vice president and general manager of the speedway. “We have tremendous racing scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. But with NASCAR’s new group qualifying format, pole day presents an awesome opportunity for fans to see Sunday racing on Friday. We’re proud to have Oxford Casino place a bet on us; we’ll make sure it’s a winner.”

There is plenty of on-track action scheduled for Oxford Casino Pole Day on Friday, July 11, including the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Modified All-Star Shootout at 2:10 p.m.; two rounds of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying for the Camping World RV Sales 301 beginning at 4:35 p.m.; and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Granite State 100 at 6:00 p.m.

“Thanks to the new, knockout qualifying procedures implemented by NASCAR, we’re proud to be part of such an exciting event,” said Jack Sours, general manager and vice president of Oxford Casino. “This sponsorship allows us to maintain our connection with the most loyal fan base in sports.”

Forty minutes from Portland and located in the gateway to Maine’s Lakes and Mountains Region, Oxford Casino, which opened its doors in June of 2012, features more than 850 slot machines and 26 table games. As part of its partnership with the speedway, visitors of the casino will be given 10 unique opportunities to be part of a private lunch with Gappens on Friday, July 11.

For more details and ticket information on events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, or to purchase tickets to the July Camping World RV Sales 301 or September SYLVANIA 300 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekends, please stop by our Ticket Office, visit the speedway website at www.nhms.com, or call our Ticket Hotline at (603) 783-4931.

About New Hampshire Motor Speedway

New Hampshire Motor Speedway is the largest sports and entertainment facility in New England and hosts the two biggest sporting events in the six-state region.

Located approximately one hour north of Boston, in Loudon, N.H., the speedway hosts more than 100,000 spectators at each of its two prestigious NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. Our NASCAR event weekends draw larger crowds than the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals, the World Series and the NCAA Final Four events. The facility is active every day from April through October and attracts more than 500,000 guests during the season. For more information on NHMS, please visit us at http://www.nhms.com/.

About Oxford Casino
Oxford Casino opened in June, 2012 and underwent two expansions, one in October 2012 and another in December 2013. The hilltop Casino is located on 100 acres 40 minutes northwest of Portland in Maine’s lakes and mountains region. The property includes a 30,281 square foot, single level, gaming floor with more than 850 Class III slot machines and 26 table games. It also hosts Oxford Grill, a 140 seat casual restaurant, Oxford Express, a grab-and-go restaurant, and a 12 seat, video poker bar. Further information can be found at www.oxfordcasino.com.

Oxford Casino Donates $5,000 to United Way of Oxford County to Provide Fuel Assistance

Live United Bracelets

OXFORD, Maine (February 26, 2014) – It’s been a brutal winter, with plunging temperatures and soaring heating costs. To help some of the areas’ most distressed citizens, Oxford Casino donated $5,000 to the United Way of Oxford County’s Heating Assistance Program.

United Way Executive Director Dennis Gray expressed thanks for this generous donation, “as they did last year, Oxford Casino has stepped up to assist families in our communities to stay warm during this frigid winter. We will coordinate the distribution of these funds with our partners at Community Concepts.”

“I’ve said it before, we’re part of this community, and we want to do our part to help,” said Jack Sours, Oxford Casino General Manager and Vice President.

Oxford Casino’s employees are no strangers to assisting the United Way. This past October, Team Members volunteered to have one time and weekly deductions from their pay checks automatically sent to the United Way of Oxford County. These efforts resulted in a yearly campaign projection of over $23,000, and on every last Friday of the month, Team Members who have signed up for these charitable, payroll deductions get to wear United Way T-shirts to work to show their ongoing support.

Oxford Casino Names 2015 Team Members of the Year

OXFORD, Maine (February 3, 2014) Oxford Casino held its 3rd Annual Team Member of the Year Gala in honor of the exemplary employees who had been recognized throughout 2015 for achievement, attitude, willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty, and work ethic. Jack Sours, Vice President and General Manager performed Master of Ceremony duties, and opened the event by saying to all in attendance, “I’ve worked in several casinos, and Oxford Casino’s team is, by far, the best I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. I’m exceptionally grateful to be a part of this team. You make this casino what it is. I thank you for that.”

Two, exceptional team members were named Team Member of the Year at the end of the evening and were each awarded $1,000 in cash, along with one week of paid vacation time and special, reserved parking for 2016. The Hourly Team Member of the Year award was given to Jason Gross, Maintenance Technician, for habitually going beyond the call of duty for many, many team members and departments. Salaried Team Member of the year went to Holly Miele, Human Resources Generalist, also for going above and beyond the call of duty by working long hours to complete difficult tasks.

Sours also recognized each Team Member of the Month for 2015. For being chosen, each of the twelve winners received a check for $250 and the use of a special parking space for the month they were honored. Salaried Team Members of the Quarter each received a check for $250 and a reserved parking spot for three months.

Oxford Casino’s Outstanding Team Members of the Month for 2015 are as follows:

January Ione Dow, Guest Services Cashier, of Norway
February Seth Bean, Lead Count, of South Paris
March Shawn Morey, Table Games Dealer, of Windham
April Matt Perkins, Bartender, of South Paris
May Richard Dube, Table Games Dealer of Auburn
June Wendy Holmes, Revenue Auditor, of South Paris
July Lillie Principe, Oxford Grill Host, of Poland
August Tyler Rollins, Dual Rate Slot Supervisor/Attendant, of South Paris
September Jason Gross, Maintenance Technician, of Bryant Pond
October Choylla Roberts, Guest Services Cashier, of West Paris
November David “Stormy” Hadley, Table Games Dealer, of Bridgton
December Karen Lovejoy, Housekeeper, of Buckfield

Outstanding Team Members of the Quarter for 2015 are as follows:

1st Quarter Justin Tesler, Table Games Shift Manager, of Norway
2nd Quarter Jeremy Callahan, Slot Performance Manager, of Livermore
3rd Quarter Haley Leggett, Food and Beverage Supervisor, of West Paris
4th Quarter Holly Miele, Human Resources Generalist, of Dixfield
Oxford Casino opened in June, 2012 and underwent two expansions, one in October 2012 and another in December 2013. The hilltop Casino is located on 100 acres 40 minutes northwest of Portland in Maine’s lakes and mountains region. The property includes a 30,281 square foot, single level, gaming floor with more than 850 Class III slot machines and 26 table games. It also hosts Oxford Grill, a 140 seat casual restaurant, Oxford Express, a grab-and-go restaurant, and a 12-seat, video poker bar. Further information can be found at www.oxfordcasino.com.

Oxford Casino Team Members Donate Nearly 400 Gifts for Children

OXFORD, Maine (Dec. 19, 2013) – Sixty area kids will be able to cross quite a few items off their wish list this year thanks to Santa’s helpers who happen to work atop Pigeon Hill in Oxford, Maine! Oxford Casino Team Members had Christmas Trees in their break and administration areas adorned with stars and angels that each had the name of a gift that area children and teens really wanted for Christmas. Within a matter of days, bags upon bags of unwrapped gifts began to fill the administrative offices. By the end of the effort, nearly 400 gifts were ready for transport and they continue to come in.

Dee Dee Allen, Executive Administer, said “With estimated costs averaging close to $4,000 for items donated, we far exceded last year’s goals.”

Oxford Casino’s employees are no strangers to helping the community. This past October, Team Members stepped up to have one time and weekly deductions from their pay checks that would automatically be sent to the United Way of Oxford County. These efforts resulted in a yearly campaign projection of over $23,000, and on every last Friday of the month, Team Members who have signed up for these charitable, payroll deductions get to wear United Way T-shirts to show their ongoing support.