Media Advisory - River Rock Casino Resort Names Richmond Family Place as its "Signature Charitable Partner"

Members of the Richmond Family Place joined forces with volunteers from the River Rock Casino Resort during a special breakfast event that took place on February 16, 2014 in Richmond BC. (CNW Group/River Rock Casino Resort)

RICHMOND, BC, Feb. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Over the last ten years, River Rock Casino Resort has played an active role in the Richmond community, and most recently has confirmed its commitment by selecting Richmond Family Place as the property's signature charitable partner.

"It is our goal to build a meaningful relationship with an impactful community organization such as Richmond Family Place. Our decision was made based on recommendations of our employees who wanted to get involved and give back to the community," said Jim Wall, General Manager, Casino Operations, River Rock Casino. Financial support to the organization will play a role in the commitment but more importantly, River Rock Casino Resort and Richmond Family Place will strive to build a relationship premised on other opportunities, whether that is volunteering, sharing of services, or other initiatives. Already, a River Rock team member has been appointed to the Board of Richmond Family Place.

"On behalf of the Richmond Family Place Board of Directors, staff and families we are extremely grateful and thrilled to be chosen as the River Rock Casino Resort's signature charitable partner.  We look forward to developing a strong partnership with the River Rock team and ensuring that every child in Richmond reaches their full potential.  The financial and voluntary contributions of the River Rock Casino Resort will make an impact in the lives of children and families by allowing us to enhance and increase our important early childhood and family support programing," said Kim Winchell, Executive Director, Richmond Family Place Society.

Richmond Family Place was established in 1979 with the purpose of offering support to families in the Richmond community. The goal and mission of Richmond Family Place was the same then as it is today - to acknowledge and support parents who are rearing most precious resources - the children of Richmond. Richmond Family Place was the first fully inclusive family focused program in Richmond and today it serves over 5,000 families, 300 community meals and over 6,000 parents per year through their programs, educational classes and workshops.

As River Rock Casino Resort gears up to support Richmond Family Place, the property will continue to stay committed to many other non-profit associations, charities and community groups across the city both financially and through volunteering efforts.

SOURCE River Rock Casino Resort

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Sonja Mandic / Manager, Media and Responsible Gaming / Great Canadian Gaming Corporation / 604.303.1000 / smandic@gcgaming.com