Oxford Casino Surpasses United Way
Oxford Casino Surpasses United Way of Oxford County Fundraising Goal for the Third Consecutive Year
OXFORD, Maine (September 23, 2015) The end of summer means it’s time for the United Way of Oxford County to kick off their Annual Campaign Drive to raise critical funds for programs focused on educational achievement, long-term financial stability and improved health for the community. The campaign also assists in leveraging funds through volunteer opportunities, other grant funding and through initiatives including the Backpack Project and the Food Pantry Project. When donors give funds to the United Way, they’re investing their dollars in programs that impact all of Oxford County.
This year’s campaign kickoff took place at Oxford Casino on August 19th and 20th, 2015 and the casino team surpassed their goal for the third year in a row. The $25,000 goal resulted in $31,000 being raised in salary contributions alone. Jack Sours, General Manager and Vice President of Oxford Casino and Chairman of the Board of the United Way of Oxford County commended the Oxford Team for rising to the occasion to assist the community, “Congratulations to everyone for once again exceeding our goal. It’s GREAT that our Oxford Casino team is so committed to giving back to the community that we work and live in.”
Additionally, on Monday, August 31, 2015 the casino team held an invitational golf tournament at Poland Spring to raise an additional $3,200 in funds for United Way of Oxford County, bringing the total garnered to just over $34,200.
The mission of United Way of Oxford County is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community to advance the common good. Their goal is to focus on the three building blocks of a strong community: Education, Income and Health. To donate to or learn about the United Way of Oxford County, please visit their website at uwoxfordcounty.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 the world-renowned Churchill Downs Racetrack, home of the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, as well as 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 Big Fish Games, Inc., one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of casual games; the country’s premier online wagering company, TwinSpires.com; the totalisator company, United Tote; and a collection of racing-related telecommunications and data companies. Additional information about CDI can be found online at www.churchilldownsincorporated.com.