GARY – Three community organizations in Northwest Indiana hit the jackpot with Gary’s new Hard Rock Casino.
Casino officials recently presented checks worth $ 30,000 each to the Northwest Indiana Food Bank, the Boys and Girls Club of Far Northwest Indiana and the Urban League of Northwest Indiana.
Surprise donations came from proceeds generated at a friends and family event held at the Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana ahead of the May 14 grand opening of the $ 300 million land-based gaming facility adjacent to the Borman Freeway. at Burr Street.
“Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana is committed to helping local charities in Gary and Northwest Indiana have the financial resources to support their constituents in times of need,” said Matt Schuffert, president of the casino. .
Last week, Schuffert was joined by various executives at Hard Rock Casino as he presented oversized guitar-shaped checks to executives and staff at each of the three organizations.
“We depend on the support of partners like Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana. We really appreciate their generosity, ”said Victor Garcia, President and CEO of the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.
“Having the ability to provide fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy products with summer meals is so important for needy families while their children are out of school.”