January 04, 2017

The Cordish Companies and Live! Casino & Hotel Announce New Philanthropic Giving Initiative

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The Cordish Companies And Live! Casino & Hotel Announce New Philanthropic Giving Initiative

"PLAY $10 / GIVE $10" TARGETS TO RAISE $1 MILLION FOR REGIONAL CHARITIES

First $10 Waged by Each Customer in January Drives Charitable Donations for 2017 

BALTIMORE, MD - Continuing its tradition of serving as one of the region's leading charitable donors, The Cordish Companies and its Live! Casino & Hotel today announced a new and unique charitable initiative estimated to result in $1 million in new giving for 2017.

With the newly launched "PLAY $10 / GIVE $10" program, the first $10 that each casino guest wagers on a slot machine or table game in January, using their Live! Rewards® Card, will be directed to Live! Casino's philanthropic giving fund for the year. The initiative is the only one of its kind in the State.

"Maryland is not just a place of business to Live! Casino, it is the longtime home of the Cordish family, which owns and operates Live!," said Robert J. Norton, President, Cordish Global Gaming Group. "We are a recognized economic engine and philanthropic leader in the State, and are always looking for new ways to be a good neighbor. "PLAY $10 / GIVE $10" is another demonstration that we are local and here to stay. And it lets us make our customers – our extended family – partners in our giving for 2017."

"Once again, Live! Casino is setting itself apart as a dedicated supporter of our local community," said Mark Roeder, Executive Director, Susan G. Komen Maryland. "As part of the Live! family, we are grateful for their many contributions that involve ongoing outreach, financial donations and volunteerism in support of the Susan G. Komen Maryland mission. We are excited to see the outcome of this fun, progressive approach to philanthropy." 

Corporate giving is a core value of The Cordish Companies, which owns and operates Live! Casino & Hotel. Family-owned and locally-based, The Cordish Companies and Live! Casino are highly regarded throughout the State for their long-standing commitment to the community, having been ranked as one of the top corporate philanthropists in the Baltimore area since opening in June 2012. "PLAY $10 / GIVE $10" cements that commitment and puts Live! Casino & Hotel at the forefront of regional businesses pledged to support community interests.

"PLAY $10 / GIVE $10" begins immediately and will continue throughout January. It is the practice of Live! Casino & Hotel to dispense philanthropic contributions throughout the year to a wide range of organizations. Past recipients include such notable organizations as Susan G. Komen Maryland; the USO of Baltimore-Washington DC; the Casey Cares Foundation; the Capital Pride Alliance; and the American Red Cross, to name a few. The companies also sponsor numerous international non-profit and business organizations, which benefit regional Asian and Hispanic communities.

Donation and sponsorship requests can be made by filling out the online donation request form at www.marylandlivecasino.com