SugarHouse Makes $1 Million Dollar Donation to Neighborhood Nonprofit
The SugarHouse Casino has made good on a pledge it had committed to over the summer: an annual contribution of $1 million to the Penn Treaty Special Services District (PTSSD), a nonprofit that gives grants and sponsorships to organizations providing charitable benefits to the neighborhoods of Fishtown, South Kensington, Old Richmond, and Northern Liberties.
According to a press release, the SugarHouse contributions will go to funding community-based projects that will help improve the quality of life for those residents living in the neighborhoods surrounding the casino.
“We are grateful to receive this continued and increased support from SugarHouse,” said PTSSD board chairman Rick Angeli during the check presentation ceremony on Monday. “The larger contribution has allowed the PTSSD to advance operations and evolve our grant-making to include more projects that will continue to improve these neighborhoods.”
Since opening in 2010, SugarHouse has contributed $3.6 million to PTSSD.
“We are proud to partner with the PTSSD in its mission to make a positive impact on the communities surrounding SugarHouse,” said Wendy Hamilton, general manager at SugarHouse. “By contributing additional funds to this great organization, SugarHouse can support more extensive community-based projects annually and show our support of this great neighborhood, of which we are so glad to be a part.”
Recently, the SugarHouse Casino topped off its long-planned expansion – details here – and is due for a year-end opening. Expect several new restaurants (Foobooz got the scoop on one), a river-view event center, and more tables and slots.