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School Supplies Drive

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Aquarius Collects Supplies to Donate to Local Elementary Schools

7,872 School Items Collected

LAUGHLIN, NV – September xx, 2015 – 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 during school this year.

For the entire month of July, Aquarius Team Members collected new school supplies such as pencils, spiral notebooks, markers, erasers, folders, backpacks, 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

“Our Team Members are always ready to rally around for a great fundraiser,” said Aquarius Casino Resort General Manager Sean Hammond. “We even hold a department wide competition that always highlights the fun of competitiveness.”

This is the sixth year Aquarius has held this friendly competition between all five departments within the property: General and Administrative department, Marketing and Player Development, Hotel Operations, Casino Operations, and the Food & Beverage department. Overall, Aquarius Team Members collected a whopping 7,872 school items. The Bullhead City Walmart store aided in the effort by providing $100 shopping cards for each department to kick off their shopping spree.

"We cannot thank the Aquarius Casino Team Members enough for their kind and generous donation of school supplies" said Coyote Canyon Principal Buffy Moreno, "Each year the budget for education decreases in Arizona. This donation helps to stretch the budget further for the year. Our students and staff appreciate all of their support!"

"Each year we face more and more budget cuts and find it necessary to reduce the amount of school supplies we are able to purchase. Without such basic supplies such as glue, pencils, paper, and crayons, our teachers are faced with purchasing these supplies on their own. With your generous donation of over $2,000 worth of school supplies, we are able to supplement these gifts to help provide a more productive educational environment. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of our students!" said Shelley Oestmann, Black Mountain K-8 Principal.

At the end of August, the supplies were rounded up and Aquarius representatives personally visited the schools to deliver them.

About Aquarius Casino Resort:
Aquarius Casino Resort is the largest 24-hour gaming resort in Laughlin, NV 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:
Cris Robinson
Aquarius Casino Resort
(702) 298-5163
Cris.Robinson@TheAquarius.com

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