LAUGHLIN, NV – April 29, 2014 – The Colorado River was swimming with hundreds of little plastic ducks as part of the fifth annual Duck Race on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Community Park in Bullhead City. All proceeds benefit We Care Cancer Support, a local nonprofit that provides no-cost assistance to those in the tri-state area with cancer
Aquarius Casino Resort team members collected an impressive - and record breaking - $5,265 in support of the event.
“This is the highest amount Aquarius has raised to date for the We Care Cancer Support Duck Race,” said Aquarius Casino Resort General Manager Sean Hammond. “Knowing our donation will help cancer patients in the tri-state area get the support they need to help fight their battles is an incredible feeling.”
Funds were raised two ways. Aquarius team members, family members and customers could “adopt” ducks to float down the river, at a cost of one duck for $5, five ducks for $20 or fifteen ducks for $50. Aquarius team members could also donate $5 and wear their “Casual for a Cause” T-shirt for the day. Overall, Aquarius team members raised $3,115 through duck sales and $2,150 through casual dress days.
While raising money is the ultimate goal, the Duck Race is also a competition. Aquarius team members had some winning ducks, including first place, Rick Jennings - Hotel Operations; second place, Zachary Irons - Table Games; third place, Tracy Silvers - Player Development; fourth place, Deborah Montgomery - Player Development; and fifth place went to Nicholas Tumminia - Front Desk Services.
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 1,250 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.
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