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Aquarius Collects Supplies to Donate to Local Elementary Schools

14,856 School Items Collected, Nearly Doubled Last Year’s Donation

LAUGHLIN, NV – September 17, 2014 – As students were getting ready to head back to school, Aquarius Casino Resort team members held a school supply drive to make sure local kids would have everything they need to be successful at school this school year.

For the entire month of July, Aquarius team members collected new school supplies such as pencils, spiral notebooks, markers, erasers, folders and more to benefit Bennett Elementary School in Laughlin, NV, Coyote Canyon Elementary School in Bullhead City, AZ and Black Mountain K-8 School in Golden Valley, AZ.

“We have many team members who have personal connections to these schools, so anything we can do to give back is important to us,” said Aquarius Casino Resort General Manager Sean Hammond. “We held a contest to make it more fun for our team members, but they would help out anyway. The competition was just an added bonus.”

This is the fifth year Aquarius has held this friendly competition between all five divisions within the property: General and Administrative division, Marketing and Player Development, Hotel Operations, Casino Operations and Food & Beverage division. Overall, Aquarius team members collected a whopping 14,856 school items, nearly doubling last year’s total.

The Bullhead City Walmart store aided in the effort by providing $100 shopping cards for each school, and Office Max and Staples also helped with the effort by giving discounts and specials.

“Through the support of Aquarius, Bennett is able to provide our students and families with the necessary school supplies needed to support academic growth and achievement,” said Bennett Elementary School Principal Dawn Estes said. “We graciously extend our appreciation to all the employees for their tremendous efforts; we thank you for being a great community partner.”

At the end of July, the supplies were rounded up and Aquarius representatives were able to personally visit the schools to deliver them.

TO DOWNLOAD A PHOTO OF THE BENNETT ELEMENTARY DELIVERY CLICK HERE: http://cl.ly/image/3B243C0s073f
TO DOWNLOAD A PHOTO OF THE BLACK MOUNTAIN SCHOOL DELIVERY CLICK HERE: http://cl.ly/image/38213u300F0c
TO DOWNLOAD A PHOTO OF THE COYOTE CANYON DELIVERY CLICK HERE: http://cl.ly/image/1c0r220n2o3K

About Aquarius Casino Resort:
Aquarius Casino Resort is the largest 24-hour gaming resort in Laughlin providing 1,907 newly renovated rooms and suites and a 57,000-square-foot casino offering over 1,200 state-of-the-art slot machines, the widest variety of favorite table games, and a modern race and sportsbook. Aquarius Casino Resort offers multiple amenities including restaurants to serve every taste from fine dining to casual dining. For more information, please call (800) 662-5825 or (702) 298-5111. For further information visit www.AquariusCasinoResort.com and check out the Special Offers and packages section.

For more information, please contact:
Kathy Topp or Jessica Zimmerman
Red 7 Communications
(702) 489-2777
Kathy@red7communications.com
Jessica@red7communications.com

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