Campaign part of parent company Delaware North’s expansion of USO fundraising partnership to regional gaming venues and continuation of campaign at U.S. airport location.
FARMINGTON, N.Y. - Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack (FLGR) today launched a fundraising campaign to benefit the United Service Organizations (USO), a non-profit organization that supports service members and military families via programming, centers and airport locations around the world.
The campaign is part of FLGR’s parent company Delaware North’s expansion of its partnership with the USO to 10 of the company’s gaming destinations across the United States. In addition, Delaware North announced that it is continuing its national fundraising campaign for the USO throughout 2019 at more than 200 airport dining locations that the company operates at 18 U.S. airports. That campaign has raised more than $467,000 for the USO since it launched in May 2018.
All proceeds of Delaware North’s campaigns are provided to the USO.
“Delaware North has been a tremendous military supporter and USO partner, and we thank their team and their patrons for their generosity,” said Lisa Anastasi, USO chief development and marketing officer. “Expanding their campaign with the addition of gaming locations provides more opportunities for guests to give a little extra, and in return helps to make a big impact in strengthening our service members and military families.”

The campaign at Finger Lakes will entail a call for donations through two methods. While making purchases at Finger Lakes food venues, guests can “round up” to the nearest dollar amount – with the extra funds going to the USO. Guests can also donate at all points of sale in $1, $3 or $5 increments.
“The USO has a very important mission to help our country’s servicemen and servicewomen, so we are proud to participate in this fundraising effort,” said Chris Riegle, President and General Manager of ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­FLGR. “We know that our patrons will recognize the hard work the USO does for military members and their families and join us with generous support.”
The campaign will continue until the end of the year at FLGR and the following other Delaware North gaming locations: Daytona Beach Racing & Card Club (Daytona Beach, Fla.); Hamburg Gaming (operated for the Erie County Agricultural Society at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg, N.Y.); Jake’s 58 Casino Hotel (Islandia, N.Y.); Jumer’s Casino & Hotel (Rock Island, Ill.); Mardi Gras Casino & Resort (Nitro, W.Va.); Miami Valley Gaming (a joint venture with Churchill Downs Inc. in Lebanon, Ohio); Orange City Racing & Card Club (Orange City, Fla.); Southland Casino Racing (West Memphis, Ark.); and Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack (Wheeling, W.Va.).
Delaware North’s campaigns directly support the USO’s mission to strengthen America's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country throughout their service to the nation. In 2018, the USO recorded more than 12 million acts of service, entertained more than 83,000 military men and women through USO entertainment tours and served more than 3.9 million location-based program participants. The USO also provided 8,455 Action Plans for transitioning service members through its USO Pathfinder® program.
About the USO
The USO strengthens America's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. At hundreds of locations worldwide, we are united in our commitment to connect our service members and their families through countless acts of caring, comfort, and support. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs, services and entertainment tours are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff. To join us in this important mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit www.USO.org
About Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack: In operation since 1962, the facility added gaming to its offerings in 2004, and expanded again in 2013 by adding 33,000 square feet with a $12 million expansion. Nearly two million visitors annually visit the facility highlighted by over 1,100 gaming machines, the 448-seat Vineyard Buffet, Remedy Bar & Lounge, as well as live and simulcast thoroughbred racing. Gaming doors open at 8am and racing doors open at 11:30am daily. For more information, visit fingerlakesgaming.com. 

About Delaware North: Delaware North is one of the largest privately held hospitality companies in the world. Founded in 1915 and owned by the Jacobs family for more than 100 years, Delaware North has global operations at high-profile places such as sports and entertainment venues, national and state parks, destination resorts and restaurants, airports, and regional casinos. Our 55,000 employee associates are dedicated to creating special experiences one guest at a time in serving more than a half-billion guests annually. Delaware North operates in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurant and catering, parks, resorts, gaming, and specialty retail industries and has annual revenue of more than $3 billion. Learn more about Delaware North, a global leader in hospitality, at www.DelawareNorth.com.


Steve Martin
Director of Marketing/Gaming
Email: SMartin@delawarenorth.com
Phone: 585-742-9235
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