BELL GARDENS, Calif., Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bicycle Hotel & Casino with support from The Bicycle Casino Community Foundation and in conjunction with The City of Bell Gardens and Senator Ricardo Lara will host the 32nd Annual Home for the Holidays event on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, offering a helping hand during the holidays for low-income families in the Bell Gardens district.
The mission for "Home for the Holidays" is to continue to provide a celebratory holiday dinner and an ever-lasting memory to low-income families who face financial hardship. This year approximately 1500 individuals from 400 households are expected to attend and enjoy the full complement of holiday fun including a festive holiday dinner basket, a special photo with Santa, lunch for all attendees, carnival-style rides, games, a petting zoo, face painting, clowns, and cartoon caricatures. Each child departs the magical day with a Christmas present and a day full of special memories.
Applications to participate in the event may be picked up on or after November 15, 2016 at the Bell Gardens City Hall. The deadline to return completed applications is November 30, 2016 to Coldwell Banker, office of Pedro Aceituno, 6730 Florence Avenue, Bell Gardens, CA 90201 (City Hall will not be accepting applications). All applications will be reviewed for proper eligibility and tickets for those selected families will be distributed the week of December 12, 2016. For question regarding this event, please contact The Bicycle Hotel & Casino at (562) 806-4646. Applications are limited.
"We are humbled by and truly appreciative of our partners, The Bicycle Hotel & Casino, The City of Bell Gardens and Senator Ricardo Lara." said Deborah Carter Hunt, of the Bicycle Casino, "It takes great collaboration and support to be able to continue important and necessary programs like Home for the Holidays that benefit the low-income families of Bell Gardens."
Participating in this event are volunteers from local high schools, active team members and their young adult children who have grown-up attending this celebration in previous years who wish to reciprocate the gesture shown by past volunteers.
The Bicycle Hotel & Casino began this tradition of hosting an Annual Children's Christmas Event over 30 years ago and has touched the lives of over 1500 families each year. The Bike is excited to be able to continue this time-honored tradition for the community and looks forward to hosting this event for years to come.
About The Bicycle Casino Community Foundation
The Bicycle Casino Community Foundation was formed on July 16, 2012 to provide funding to programs benefitting youth in the surrounding community. Accordingly, the Foundation supports existing programs designed to positively impact the lives of youth residing in Bell Gardens. The primary focus for The Foundation is the health, education and welfare of the children. The major sponsor of the Foundation is The Bicycle Hotel & Casino, which over the years has made numerous donations to various non-profit organizations in the Bell Gardens community, the State of California and throughout the United States.
The Bicycle Hotel & Casino
Located just fifteen minutes from Downtown Los Angeles in Bell Gardens, The Bicycle Hotel & Casino brings a four-star luxury boutique experience to casino gaming in Southern California in December 2015. Built by commercial luxury general contractor R.D. Olson Construction with architecture by Lee & Sakahara Architects and interior design by Hager Design International, Inc., the new seven-story hotel offers 99 elegantly appointed modern rooms and signature suites, each designed as tranquil retreats, including the 2,007 square-foot Presidential Suite. In completing The Bicycle Hotel & Casino, a decade-long vision has been realized by Managing General Partner & CEO Hashem Minaiy and Robert H. Carter, President of Carter Management Group, Inc., a General Partner of The Bicycle Hotel & Casino. The hotel also features a full resort spa, an elevated outdoor pool deck with private cabanas, multi-purpose event and private meeting space, a VIP Gaming area, and innovative dining concepts such as The Bike Brewery with 28 beers on tap and the Asian-fusion Phoenix Cafe.
The Casino's elegant, 100,000 square-foot sophisticated gaming facility provides 185 tables of poker and card games: including Texas Hold'em, Omaha, 7-Card Stud, Pai Gow Poker, Baccarat, and Blackjack to name a few. The Casino is a featured host of the largest poker tournaments in Southern California, including the World Series of Poker Circuit Event and World Poker Tour. The Casino's luxurious amenities include a spectacular entertainment center as well as 24-hour Welcome Desk, massage service, gift shop, café brewing Starbucks® Coffee, an exclusive VIP gaming lounge, smoking atrium with gaming and valet parking.
For more information about The Bicycle Hotel & Casino, please call (562) 806-4646 or visit TheBike.com.
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